Graduate & Professional Student Government (GPSG)

The mission of GPSG at UNC Charlotte is to:

  • Advocate for the interests of graduate students at UNC Charlotte 
  • To provide a forum for free and open discussion of matters affecting graduate students
  • To provide financial and organizational support for events within this community             

The 2017-2018 GPSG Executive Board

Featured News

(11/27) First Speakers and Events Committee Meeting

Each spring semester, GPSG hosts several engaging events in order to build and strengthen the graduate student community. In 2018, we will be hosting and sponsoring events such as:

  • Etiquette Dinner (March)
  • Graduate Leaders Reception (April)
  • Graduate Appreciation Week (April)

Join the committee to help us plan and execute successful graduate student events this year!

First meeting:

  • Friday, December 1st
  • 2:30 - 3:30 PM
  • Atkins Library, Room G48

(11/20) GPSG Releases Statement on House Republican Tax Plan

(11/14) GPSG Senate Passes Elections Act

On November 14th, the GPSG Senate voted 26-1 in a roll call vote to pass The Elections Act (2017). With its passage, all enrolled graduate students in spring 2018 shall have the right to vote for their representatives for the first time in the organization's 19-year history. The elected offices are now President, Vice President, and Treasurer. The offices of Secretary and Chief of Staff will now be appointed by the incoming President, and confirmed by the GPSG Senate at the last meeting of each academic year. 

The vote marks a new milestone in GPSG's effort to restructure the organization, bringing it more in line with the practices of its SGA counterpart.

"This is about building legitimacy, embracing democratic principles, and recognizing the future of graduate life at UNC Charlotte," says Taylor Valley. Vice President Jennifer Perry stated, "The current [executive] Board came on with the ideals of change and inclusion. This new Elections Act is a huge step in fulfilling our mission of making all graduate and professional students relevant and actively engaged with the processes that ultimately affect them."

(11/7) Secretary of Veteran Student Affairs Position Open

New in the 2017-2018 academic year, the Secretary of Graduate Veteran Student Affairs will serve as the representative for Veteran graduate students in GPSG. The Secretary shall work closely with the Veteran and active duty military community to develop initiatives and address issues. 

(11/3) GPSG Releases Statement on Trump Admin Decision to End DACA 

(8/7) Accepting Applications for Cabinet and Committee Positions

Each year, the GPSG President appoints, and the GPSG Senate confirms, a Cabinet to focus on specific activities, policy, and initiatives.

The GPSG Cabinet is one of the best ways to serve your graduate student body while gaining valuable leadership experience. Apply on OrgSync today!

Graduate Resources

The Center for Graduate Life (Cone Center 268)

Events sponsored by The Graduate School, The Center for Graduate Life, & GPSG

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Featured Events


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