Council Representatives Overview

The Graduate Student Council utilizes a representative structure to understand the needs of the graduate student population at MIT. GSC Representatives (aka reps) are voting members of the GSC General Council.

Key Responsibilities

A GSC Representative has few key responsibilities:

      1. Represent constituency before the General Council.
      2. Serve as a bridge for communication between GSC and respective constituency, bringing forward issues of concern/interest and taking information back to student constituents.
      3. Attend* and participate at monthly General Council Meetings.
      4. Communicate to the GSC Vice-President if unable to continue in the role as a representative or if at the end of one’s term.

Beyond responsibilities listed above, the level of involvement is up to each Representative. We encourage the Council Representatives to apply for roles on Institute Committees and participate on GSC task forces and Committees. This overview is also available in pdf format.

*If unable to attend, inform of someone from the same constituency that can attend on your behalf.


Representatives fulfilling their responsibilities are eligible for up to $250 per funding cycle (October – February, February – October) to sponsor events hosted by their constituency. Find out more about financial resources available for reps.

How to Become a Representative

Check out the list of Council Representatives to see what positions are currently available. Once you know what positions you want to fill, complete the online application here. For further questions, please contact the GSC Vice President (gsc-vp[at]mit[dot]edu).