Graduate Student Advisory Council
About the Council
The first Graduate Student Advisory Council was formed in November 2021.
The council, made up of students from across the university, meets monthly and shares their experiences; identify and suggests solutions to challenges unique to graduate students, and makes recommendations to the College of Graduate Studies to build a welcoming and inclusive graduate community.
The council meets regularly with the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies to advise on various topics including but not limited to:
- Creating a more inclusive and welcoming graduate community
- Improving graduate student wellness
- Expanding research and scholarship opportunities
- Enhancing graduate student culture on campus
- Improving graduate student/faculty relationships
- Creating competitive stipends/pay for GTA and GRA
Council members are from all disciplines, and consist of full-time, part-time, online, or in-person students. They must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and not have any violations of UCF’s Golden Rule. Members will provide at least two hours each month to prepare and meet with the dean of the college, with activities occurring both in person and in virtual environments.
The inaugural council consists of 14 students and was selected from more than 150 applicants. The council term is for one academic school year.
For more information contact Assistant Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Communications, Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, November 8, 2021