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GSAS Graduate Community

IPED Graduate students in class

Our mission is to enhance the academic experiences and quality of life for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences’ students pursuing advanced degrees. 

In order to do so, we are committed to:

  • Cultivating a community of integrated learning in which we promote an education that is student-centered, emphasizing the individual and the development of the whole person
  • Assessing and addressing the distinct and diverse needs of the graduate student population with a particular focus on academic and professional development
  • Creating an environment in which the presence and contributions of graduate students are recognized, valued, and celebrated
  • Fostering collaborative relationships across departments, programs, and divisions

Building a community of graduate students takes each individual’s participation and commitment. Here, we encourage our students to explore the following resources and get involved in the graduate community.

Graduate Student Council (GSC)

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) is a student run organization representing all graduate students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Its purpose is to promote academic excellence, provide a forum for the expression of graduate student opinion, facilitate communication and activities among the various departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and enhance the graduate school community.

GSAS Futures

GSAS Futures is a professional development initiative sponsored by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate Student Council in partnership with Career Services and other campus affiliates. Through seminars, workshops, panel discussions, and networking events, GSAS Futures strives to provide the support, resources and training opportunities to prepare our students for innovative careers after graduate school. 

Preparing Future Faculty

The Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) Program is a professional development initiative sponsored by GSAS. Designed to allow busy graduate students to participate throughout their academic careers and integrated with departmental training, the PFF Program balances time-tested and forward-looking pedagogical theories, techniques, and practices.

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Policies and Procedures Guidebook

Students are expected to exhibit a high level of personal and academic integrity and honesty required of all members of an academic community as they engage in scholarly discourse and research. In order to familiarize yourself with the guidelines, please review the GSAS Academic Policies and Procedures Guidebook

Off-Campus Graduate Housing

If you plan to live in on-campus housing, please contact Residential Life and Housing at or (718) 817-3080. For all other off-campus needs, please reference the GSAS Graduate Housing web page