The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) is a group of graduate students elected by their peers to be a voice in support of the graduate student body and to advise the Vice-Provost for Graduate Education and the Dean of the Graduate School on issues of importance to the graduate student population. Our council provides a forum for grievances, and serves as an external representative body of the Texas Tech University Graduate School. While all graduate students automatically become GSAC members only those elected by their peers in a popular vote have voting power in the general assembly.
Our representatives strive to enhance the condition of graduate student life through advocacy to the Vice-Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School, work of the council itself, its commissions dedicated to specific issues of concern, and through collaboration with the graduate student body and various campus entities.
Our council works through regular meetings of our general assembly and through independent work of our commissions focusing on specific issues of importance to graduate students. Our current areas of focus are Student Advocacy and Welfare, Academic and Professional Development, Social & Family-Oriented Programming, Distance Education and Community Outreach.