Harvard Graduate Council

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Harvard Graduate Council
MottoTwelve Harvard Graduate Schools. One Harvard.
InstitutionHarvard University
LocationCambridge, Massachusetts
PresidentChanthia Ma
Websitehgc.harvard.edu

The Harvard Graduate Council, colloquially known as the "Harvard Graduate Council" or "HGC" (formally known as the "HGSG," and originally founded as the HGC) is the university-wide representative student government for the twelve graduate and professional schools of Harvard University. The HGC is responsible for advocating student concerns to central administrators - including the President of Harvard University, Provost, Deans of Students, and Deans for the nearly 15,000 graduate and professional students across the twelve schools, organizing large university-wide initiatives and events, administering and providing funding for university-wide student groups (USGs),[1][2] and representing the Harvard graduate student population to other universities and external organizations.[3] The HGC has become well known for creating and executing on advocacy initiatives and events focused on the "One Harvard" movement.[4][5] The HGC also interfaces with its undergraduate counterpart, the Harvard Undergraduate Council.

Governance[edit]

Membership
All matriculated students of Harvard's twelve graduate and professional schools are members of the HGC:

  1. Harvard Business School (HBS)
  2. Harvard Divinity School (HDS)
  3. Harvard Extension School (HES)
  4. Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS)
  5. Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD)
  6. Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE)
  7. Harvard Kennedy School of Government (HKS)
  8. Harvard Law School (HLS)
  9. Harvard Medical School (HMS)
  10. Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM)
  11. Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)
  12. Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH)

Leadership
The governing body of the HGC is made of an Executive Board, Senators, and Committee Representatives. As of 2014, there were approximately 100 graduate and professional students serving on 7 committees and 23 subcommittees within the Leadership Council. Leadership Council meetings are held throughout the fall and spring semesters and are open to all students from Harvard’s graduate and professional schools.[6]

The current president of the Harvard Graduate Council is Chanthia Ma, (HMS) 2020-2021. The vice president is Joshua "JoJo" Freundel, (HLS) 2020-2021. The inaugural president of the Harvard Graduate Council is Beata Zolovska, (HMS) 2003-2004. The inaugural, *(executive) vice president is Gene Anthony III, (HDS) 2011.

  • The HGC office of vice president was established as that of the executive vice president. All (elected, graduate students only) executive vice presidents are officially recognized as HGC vice presidents.

Operations[edit]

University administrators often consult with the HGC on a variety of issues facing Harvard graduate students.[7][2] HGC leadership also serves on various faculty-administrator-student committees and task forces focusing on issues such as the student health care, campus planning, Harvard presidential appointments, and sexual assault.[8][9]

University-wide Student Groups (USG)[edit]

The Harvard Graduate Council (HGC) provides operational and event grant funding for recognized university wide student organizations through the University-wide Student Groups Sub-Committee of the HGC Finance Committee.

2013-2014 USGs

  • Harvard Argentine Student Society
  • Harvard Africa Student Coalition
  • Harvard Better Together: Students for Interfaith Action
  • Harvard Black Graduate Student Alliance [10]
  • Harvard Chinese Students and Scholars Association [11]
  • Harvard Colombian Student Society [12]
  • Harvard Ecuadorian Student Association
  • Harvard Student Gender Equity Leadership Initiative
  • Harvard India Student Group
  • Harvard Latino Student Alliance [13]
  • Harvard University Mexican Association of Students [14]
  • Harvard Pakistan Student Group [15]
  • Harvard Ukrainian Society: A Student Organization [16]

Events[edit]

The HGC creates and organizes university-wide headline events including the Harvard-wide Welcome Back Event [17][18] Harvard Masquerade Ball,[19][5][20] Harvard Leadership Conference,[21][22] Lectures That Last,[23][24] and Post.Harvard.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "USG". harvard.edu. Retrieved 11 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "University-Wide Groups Approved - News - The Harvard Crimson". thecrimson.com. Retrieved 11 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Harvard at a Glance - Harvard University". harvard.edu. Retrieved 11 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "There's only one Harvard". harvard.edu. Retrieved 11 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b "Of masks and mirth". harvard.edu. Retrieved 11 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ http://hgc.harvard.edu/stay-connected-harvard-wide/
  7. ^ "Graduate Council Elects New Officers - News - The Harvard Crimson". thecrimson.com. Retrieved 11 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Three-Story Campus Center Expected To Open in 2018, Holyoke Center Renamed - News - The Harvard Crimson". thecrimson.com. Retrieved 11 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Grad Students Want Spot On Search Panel - News - The Harvard Crimson". thecrimson.com. Retrieved 11 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "This website is currently unavailable". harvardbsa.com. Retrieved 11 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "HCSSA - Harvard Chinese Students and Scholars Association". hcssa.org. Retrieved 11 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Colombian Student Society -- Welcome". harvard.edu. Retrieved 11 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ http://www.harvardlatino.org/
  14. ^ "humas". humas.org. Retrieved 11 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=k86122
  16. ^ http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=huss
  17. ^ http://www.harvardsquare.com/Home/News/Harvard-Graduate-Council’s-Square-wide-Welcome-(Ba.aspx
  18. ^ "Harvard-wide Welcome (back) Event in Harvard Square: Sept 14". harvard.edu. Retrieved 11 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Harvard Masquerade Ball // February 28th, 2015 // Harvard Graduate Council. Bringing Harvard Together". harvardball.com. Retrieved 11 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ "HGC plans Harvard Masquerade Ball for Feb. 8". harvard.edu. Retrieved 11 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ "Leadership conference to inspire creativity, engagement". harvard.edu. Retrieved 11 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  22. ^ http://HarvardLeadershipConference.com
  23. ^ http://HarvardLectures.com
  24. ^ "Bursts of thought". harvard.edu. Retrieved 11 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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