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The goal of the Graduate Student Council (GSC) is to enhance the professional and personal lives of all graduate students here at Clark University. The GSC is student run and supported and works on behalf of all graduate students by several means. The GSC provides graduate student representation on university-wide committees that make decisions affecting graduate students, promotes an active and interactive graduate student community, and functions as a unified voice for graduate student concerns at Clark.

The GSC is supported solely by a fifteen-dollar fee assessed per semester to each graduate student officially granted in-residence status. Programs of the GSC supported by these funds are used in ways that provide benefits to the Clark graduate student community within and beyond that semester, as evidenced from the list of accomplishments and goals on this site.

Learn more about the Graduate Student Council on GSC Constitution

GSC Board 2017-2018

Casey Trimble

Phd Co-President

Daniel Lassila

Masters Co-President

Gen Morinaga


Matthew Law

Communications Officer

Melissa Manley

Events Officer

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GSC Events on red, IDCE Events on Green and GSOM Events on light blue

Each semester GSC organize number of events and activities for grad students and we inform event details via student's Clark email.

Happy Hour

Happy Hour is a social event that takes place every other Friday during the semester at Moynihan's Pub located at 897 Main Street steps away from campus.

Field Trips

Each semester the GSC organizes field trips to various places in and around Massachusetts. We announce those events a few weeks before via Clark email.

Welcome Back Party

This is an event that happens at the begining of the semester and an opportunity for students to get to know each other while enjoying free music, games and drinks.

Travel Awards

The purpose of the graduate student travel award program is to enhance opportunities for Clark University’s graduate students to present their original research.

GSC Open Meetings

GSC open meetings are an opportunity for studnets to voice their comments and concerns while learning more about what GSC does.

Skill Training Workshop Awards

The skill traning workshop award allows Clark University’s graduate students to attend workshops or schools to improve their skills so that they may be better prepared to carry out their research.

15th Annual Multidisciplinary Conference

Our 15th annual conference will take place on April 19, 2017. The multidisciplinary conference is an opportunity for master's and doctoral students to present their work and to hone their presentation skills before presenting their work at national and international conferences.

Spring 2017 15th annual conference registration is now open. Please fill out the application form before 03/14/2017 midnight deadline if you would like to present your work at the conference. We invite projects of all types to be presented at the conference, including but not restricted to practitioner reports, group projects (including class projects), and independent research. This day is meant to allow students from all disciplines to showcase what they spend their time working on. You can present preliminary or expected results for projects currently in progress. As a registred participent you have the opportunity to make either an oral or a poster presentation;

  • Oral Presentation
  • Each presenter will be given a 15 minutes. Presentations should be 10-12 minutes with a few minutes left for questions. It is typical for students to use powerpoint for visual aid, though this is not required. Other forms are media are welcomed and encouraged. Please note during registration if other technology will be needed.

  • Poster Presentations
  • Each presenter will be given a place to hang their poster for the day. We encourage presenters to hang posters in the morning and leave them up throughout the reception. The GSC will cover up to $25 in printing costs per person when printing through the university.

    Learn more about past multidisciplinary conferences here.


    Clark is a vibrant community. Here are few resources to get you connected with all what Clark has to offer.

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    We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas. Please contact us via email gsc@clarku.edu and don't forget to add a descriptive subject