Become a Council Representative


An individual must submit a nomination petition in order to be considered a voting member of the GSC. In the absence of opposition, submission of the petition is sufficient to join the Council. The term of office extends until October 15. Current representatives may keep or relinquish their position.

Should there be more than one candidate for an available position, the student organization of the corresponding department or living group will, in conjunction with the Secretary of the GSC, conduct an election with the winner being the new representative from the group.


  1. Review the available positions and check if you need to contact the student organization in your constituency.
  2. Download and complete the Application Validation Form.
  3. Submit the application below. Please upload all required documents as PDFs.

First Name (required)

Last Name (required)

MIT email address - please include ""(required)

Constituency (e.g. Mechanical Engineering, Ashdown House, etc) (required)

Expected Degree (e.g. S.M.) (required)

How long have you been at MIT? (required)

When do you expect to graduate? (required)

Please indicate any GSC committee(s) you are interested in: required
Academics, Research, and Careers (ARC)Activities (AC)Association of Student Activities (ASA)Diversity Equity & Inclusion (DEI)External Affairs (EAB)Housing and Community Affairs (HCA)Muddy Charles PubOrientation (OC)

I am interested in the following subcommittees and initiatives:
Legislative Advocacy (local/state)Legislative Advocacy (federal)Off-Campus Activities/ServicesFamily & Childcare IssuesFamily EventsMedical/Dental IssuesStudent Stipends, Rents, FeesSustainabilityWomen's Issues and SupportAcademic AdvisingProfessional DevelopmentPublicity: Editors, Graphic Designers, Photographers, WritersActivities: Ski TripActivities: Grad Gala

Statement: What do you wish to get out of your experience serving on the Graduate Student Council? (required, PDF)
Note: Please limit your statement to 500 words

Please upload the completed validation form (link above) if necessary for your constituency (PDF):