How to Start and Register a Graduate Student Group
Graduate student groups and student leadership are an integral part of Washington University’s shared governance tradition and vital graduate community. Graduate students interested in forming a graduate student group to operate on the Washington University campus, or to use the Washington University name in any way, must apply to register your graduate student organization.
Graduate-professional students may register their student groups in one of two ways:
1) School-based student groups whose mission and activities cater exclusively (or primarily) to the students of a specific school should register locally in that school through procedures set forth by their school's Graduate Student Association (GSA) or Dean’s Office.
2) University-wide student groups whose mission and interests are primarily involved in cross-disciplinary activities should register through the Graduate-Professional Council (GPC), which is the university graduate student association, and the Professional and Graduate Student Coordinating Committee (ProGradS), which is the University Standing Committee on graduate student matters.
For more information on registering as a university-wide group, please see the Graduate Student Groups Handbook.