Policy and academic issues are the responsibility of the Graduate Affairs Committee (GAC) which reports to Department Council. The GAC consists of the Graduate Chair, three faculty members, and two graduate student members elected by the Geograd Society.
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Office: SSC 2423
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Office: SSC 2322
The School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies sets policy and helps administer all graduate programs on campus. They are the source for university-wide regulations about things like thesis committees, thesis defenses, thesis submission deadlines, and thesis format.
Graduate students are represented in the Department by the Geograd Society. The Geograd Society is responsible for informal social functions and some academic functions (e.g., Speaker Series, Geography Fall Student Conference) in the Graduate Program and Department. The Geograd Society elects officers each year, including members on Departmental Standing Committees: i.e., two members to the Graduate Affairs Committee, and one member to Department Council. The Geograd Society also elects departmental representatives to SOGS and the TA Union.
Graduate students are represented on campus by the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS). They administer health/dental benefits, and provide financial programs and scholarships, as well as advocacy.
International Student Services provides information and support for graduate and undergraduate international students.