Members of the 2014-2015 Graduate Research Symposium Committee (left to right): Jen Psujek, Amanda Bender, Brian Wieliczka, Nisha Iyer, Adam Archibald

Constituted in Spring 1993, the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) is the graduate student governing body composed of one representative from each degree-granting department or program in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, as well as graduate students from Engineering and the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.

The primary objectives of the GSS are to provide channels of communication among graduate students, the Dean of the Graduate School, and other members of the University community; to enhance the graduate student experience through professional development programming and social events; and to provide a forum for graduate student concerns. 

Some of our featured and signature activities include:

For more information on GSS or how to get involved, take a look around on this site or contact us via e-mail at

Download a PDF of our constitution.

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Outsanding Faculty Mentor Awards: Thank you for submitting nominations for your fabulous mentors!

20th Annual Graduate Research Symposium: Congratulations to all of the presenters! Find the list of winners here, and check out our photo gallery!