GPSC Resources & Meetings

GPSC Resources

The GPSC sponsors several resources MPP students can take advantage of. These include:

      • Community Food Pantry at 306 Alexander Avenue that provides nonperishable foods, child care items, school supplies , and gently used professional clothing to students in need. A valid graduate or professional Duke student ID is required for entry.
      • funding opportunity for student group events and activities.
      • A free Lawyer Assistance Program (available virtually) that provides legal counsel, risk reduction, and mitigation of legal charges services.​
      • An Emergency Travel Fund that can help offset emergency costs that require travel.
      • A space for student group events at the GPSG House that includes a living area, kitchen, conference room, meeting rooms, and outdoor yard.
      • An Ombudsperson through the University who can offer neutral and confidential guidance. This is a good resource if you have a problem and don’t know where to start.

Check out the GPSC Website or contact your GPSC representatives for even more resources and information.

​GPSC Meetings

The Sanford MPP program has two representatives on Duke’s Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) General Assembly (GA). The GPSC GA meets bi-weekly to discuss issues affecting students and to support a healthy and productive environment.

In the 2020-2021 school year, the GPSC GA passed resolutions:​

      • Supporting the addition of dental insurance to the Duke Student Medical Insurance Plan.
      • Supporting the removal of the GRE as a mandatory admission element for all Duke University graduate programs.
      • Supporting the ban of single use plastic at GPSG events.
      • Supporting workplace free from harassment and discrimination policies.

GPSC Updates

Below please see the most recent GPSG meeting and activity updates:

      • Next meeting: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 6:30 PM (please email if you are interested in attending).
      • Upcoming Resolutions:
          • Resolution in Support of Mandatory Anti-Racism Curriculum for Students, Faculty, and Staff
          • Resolution Supporting the Strengthening and Development of Support Structures for International Students
          • Resolution Supporting Pay Equity at Duke University

See the GPSC Website or contact your GPSC representatives with any questions about the GPSC GA meetings.