The Graduate Committee discusses issues of interest to the graduate students in the program. The committee is chaired by the DGS who, in consultation with the Chair, will appoint four additional faculty members selected from the different Units.
Four students selected from the different PhD tracks (French/Francophone, Spanish/Latin America, Italian, Portuguese) are elected members of the Committee. The student members of the Graduate Committee are elected by secret ballot by the graduate students during an open meeting. No more than one first-year student may serve on the committee. There should also be a Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) liaison student designated by the graduate students in the department.