The Graduate and Professional Student Federation (GPSF) is a representative advocacy organization dedicated to serving all graduate and professional students at UNC-CH. We advocate for improved campus and community resources to campus administrators and state and federal legislatures. We 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. We connect graduate and professional students both socially and intellectually across disciplines.
The updated GPSF Resource Guide has the answers to many questions you’ll have as a student living in Chapel Hill or Carrboro, including (but not limited to): How do I find housing? How does public transit work? How can I find out more about my healthcare package as an RA/TA? Where can my family attend religious services? Does anyone around here play sports?
Do you have a resource to add? Visit the GPSF Forum and let us know!
GPSF offers funding in the form of appropriations to cover costs of academic and social events, awards to help pay for research-related travel, and mentorship awards. We also help students find potential funding sources all around campus. See the following quick links for funding info and applications, or click the image to the left for a full guide:
Senate Appropriations, Social Appropriations, Travel Awards, Graduate Mentorship Award, GPSF Emergency Fund, Departmental Allocations, UNC Funding Info Portal (a huge searchable collection of funding opportunities)
Apply to participate in university and community committees, 2016-2017!
Interested in getting more involved at UNC? Want to gain some excellent resume/CV-building experience? Apply to represent graduate and professional students on various university and community committees and task forces! Some of the open positions include being an Association of Student Governments Delegate, sitting on the Campus Recreation Board, the Campus Dining Services Board of Directors, the Carolina Union Board of Directors, the Housing Advisory Board, the Labor Licensing Code Advisory Committee, the MLK Events Committee, the Student Fee Audit Committee, and the Tuition and Fees Advisory Committee!
Applications can be downloaded by clicking this link. Submit your application as soon as possible to the GPSF Vice President of External Affairs Anel Jaramillo at email@example.com to participate!
Have an accomplishment or event to share? Send a blurb (~150 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org, and our secretary can include it in the next Newsletter.