University-Wide Leadership Opportunities

Duke University Graduate and Professional Student Government

The Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) is the umbrella student government organization for Duke’s nine graduate and professional schools. It is the official representative body for Ph.D. and master’s students in The Graduate School and works closely with The Graduate School on a variety of issues related to enhancing the graduate student experience. The GPSG also serves as a resource for incoming and returning students in the areas of academic and administrative concerns, as well as social networking.

The General Assembly meets regularly to discuss GPSG business, voice concerns, and listen to presentations from University administrators – all students are welcome to attend these meetings. More information about getting involved with the GPSG can be found HERE.

University Judicial Board

The Office of Student Conduct, under the direction of the Vice President for Student Affairs, assists in cases of alleged misconduct involving students across communities (e.g., between an undergraduate and a graduate student). The University Judicial Board has jurisdiction over these cases, as well as cases arising under the Pickets, Protests, and Demonstrations Policy.

Each year, we appoint one Master of Engineering student to the University Judicial Board who will serve for one academic year (Fall and Spring semesters). The position requires that a student is available on an as-needed basis as cases arise.

Individuals who are interested in this important leadership role should email Bridget Kerwin (, Director of Student Engagement and Support by August 27.


Additional leadership opportunities and involvement can be found by exploring: Duke University Student Groups