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Our Mission Statement Heading link

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) is the governing Graduate Student Body consisting of representatives from all degree-granting programs in the Graduate College.
Addressing the specific needs of graduate students, GSC organizes academic seminars and workshops, supports students with travel and project awards, unites them with meaningful social and cultural events, and represents the UIC graduate student body in the many different organizations and events.

GSC Letter of Support Heading link

Dear Graduate Students,

In recent days, we have been closely monitoring the unfolding events in Israel and Gaza with deep and heartfelt concern. In light of these developments, the Graduate Student Council wishes to extend our support to our graduate students who may require assistance during these challenging times.

Our thoughts and empathy are with the people of Israel and Gaza who have already been affected, as well as those who may find themselves in precarious situations. It’s important to note that the university offers a range of resources to support students, both directly and indirectly affected by the events, during such stressful and uncertain periods. University counseling and mental health services are readily available to all of you, and dedicated teams are fully prepared to provide their assistance. If you have any questions or need information about the services available to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at

We hold onto the fervent hope that individuals of goodwill will come together to collaborate and work towards establishing a lasting and just peace in the region.


GSC Executive Committee.
Support Resources: Students

Urbana | Student Assistance Center or (217) 333-0050;

UIC Student Assistance Center or (312) 996-4857;

UIS | Counseling Center
Support Resources: Faculty and Staff

Employee Assistance Programs



GSC Officers.

GSC Meetings for 2023-2024 Heading link

The Graduate Student Council will convene for monthly general body meetings on the first Tuesday of each month from 5 pm-7 pm beginning in September with Executive Committee meetings to immediately follow. The following is a list of 2023/2024 meeting dates:

o Meeting 1: September 5, 2023

o Meeting 2: October 3, 2023

o Meeting 3: November 7, 2023

o Meeting 4: December 5, 2023

o Meeting 5: January 9, 2024

o Meeting 4: February 6, 2024

o Meeting 5: March 5, 2024

o Meeting 6: April 2, 2024


Upcoming Events Heading link