About GPC

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The University of Virginia Graduate and Professional Council is the student governing body for all UVA graduate and professional schools. Representatives from each graduate school meet monthly to discuss needs, concerns, and solutions for our graduate and professional students. Our body has a Chair (elected by the GPC body) as well as Vice Chairs of Communication, Social, Community Engagement, and Mental Health Initiative (appointed by the Chair). We are sponsored by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. 

Our current initiatives include Mental Health (requesting school-specific mental health counselors for each graduate school), Childcare (advocating for material support for graduate students who are parents or caregivers), and Social (fostering connection between graduate programs by planning social events and graduate student-wide interest groups). 

Group contact: Annie Somerville, ahs9yq@virginia.edu

Current membership

 

Resource List

UVA Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) 

https://www.studenthealth.virginia.edu/CAPS

 

Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights Online Complaint Form (non-confidential resource)

https://eocr.virginia.edu/file-complaint

 

University Ombuds (confidential resource)

https://eocr.virginia.edu/ombuds/contactlocation

 

UVA Community Food Pantry

https://pantryatuva.org/

 

Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center

https://womenscenter.virginia.edu/

 

UVA Police Department

https://uvapolice.virginia.edu/

 

UVA Just Report It (platform for reporting discrimination, violence, harassment, etc.)

https://justreportit.virginia.edu/

 

Full list of confidential resources

https://eocr.virginia.edu/chart-confidential-resources