The Graduate and Professional Student Federation is the arm of student government that represents all UNC-Chapel Hill graduate and professional students.
Student government aims to achieve the following:
- Advocate for improved campus and community resources to campus administrators and state and federal legislatures.
- Collaborate with the university administration, faculty, staff, and undergraduate students to create policies that respond to the particular needs and interests of all graduate and professional students.
- Connect graduate and professional students both socially and intellectually across disciplines.
Interested in Getting Involved?
- The MPA student body is allowed two student representatives to serve on the GPSF Senate to represent the interests of our program and students.
- The first year student body will elect one student from their cohort to serve as the GPSF Senate Alternate. This Alternate will work with the second year Senator to represent the MPA program at the GPSF Senate. The first year that is elected by their cohort will then become the second year Senator during the second year of their program.
- Please note, the student elected to the GPSF Senator position will also automatically serve as a member of the Student Leadership Council.
- As this is an elected position, the campaigning rules are as follows:
- The platform submitted and included on the ballot is the main part of the campaign.
- If current students approach candidates with questions about their candidacy, they can answer them. Otherwise, candidates are not to initiate a conversation about their candidacy nor campaign in the formal sense.
- No class time should be used to campaign.
- Formal MPA listservs should not be used to campaign.
Additional ways to get involved with GPSF can be found here.