The Doctoral and Graduate Student Council is the sole policy-making body representing students in doctoral and master’s programs at the Graduate Center.

The Doctoral and Graduate Students’ Council and its officers are charged with representing student interests before the administration and external bodies.

In addition to informal and ongoing communications, the DGSC officers meet with members of Graduate Center administration to report activities and exchange information.

Students may have issues presented by their DGSC representatives or the DGSC Executive Committee before the Doctoral Students’ Council, or can personally address the Council by requesting to be put on the DGSC agenda for an upcoming meeting. This may, in turn, result in discussion or actions taken within the DSC or between the DSC and the administration.

The DGSC members also act as advocates for graduate student interests at the Board of Trustees, University Student Senate, University Faculty Senate, New York State Assembly, the Mayor’s Office, and with Graduate Center administration.