The Graduate Council of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences acts as a discussion forum on all matters pertaining to the Graduate School and serves, subject to review by the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, as the legislative branch of the Graduate School. The Council is chaired by the Dean of the Graduate School and consists of one faculty and one graduate student representative named by each of the degree programs offered through the Graduate School.
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. Their primary objective is to provide channels of communication among graduate students, the Dean of the Graduate School, and other members of the University community, and to provide a forum for graduate student concerns.
The Graduate Professional Council serves as the representative body for graduate and professional students; advocating for all 7,000+ graduate and professional students at WashU; encouraging interschool and interdisciplinary cooperation within the university.
The Board of Trustees is legally responsible for the institution whose assets it holds in TRUST. Trustees must assure themselves that the institution is heading in the right direction and is well-managed.
The Professional and Graduate Student Coordinating Committee (ProGradS) is a standing committee of the University that considers issues affecting graduate and professional students in general (i.e. issues that are not specific to a given school, degree, or discipline).