Graduate Student Council

Mental Health Bill of Rights


Members of the GSC Mental Health Committee have drafted the following document that outlines standards of care, communication, and oversight surrounding mental health services for graduate students at Vanderbilt.  We invite you to provide feedback on its content in two ways: (1) by filling out the form here, and (2) by attending a special GSC meeting on Thursday, November 16, from 6-8pm (Featheringill Hall room 138) and Friday, November 17, from 1:30-3pm (Kennedy Center room 241).  After incorporating student feedback, we plan to take this Bill of Rights to the administration with the goal of having it endorsed by the University as they move forward with the University Counseling Center.


Who Are We?

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) of Vanderbilt University serves currently enrolled graduate students. It is a representative body consisting of one representative from each graduate department of the University.

As an organization, we have two primary goals.

  • We coordinate academic, social, and other activities significant to the graduate community. We strive to promote community among graduate students, as well as graduate student integration into the university community. All graduate students are welcome to attend and participate in GSC meetings, parties, and academic events.
  • We work to ascertain and represent graduate student opinions and concerns, facilitating communication between graduate students, administration, and faculty.

How can you participate?

  • Come to our 2017-2018 General Body Meetings in Alumni Hall Room 201 (unless otherwise stated):

September 7th 6-7PM
October 5th 6-7PM
November 2nd 6-7PM, Featheringill Hall 134 Auditorium
December 7th 6-7PM

  • Keep an eye out for e-mails, flyers, and website postings advertising social, academic, and service opportunities. Come and enjoy all our events!
  • Become your department’s representative or fill in for your department rep when they can’t make it to a meeting!
  • Please subscribe to our Google Calendar here.


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