The Doctoral & Graduate Students’ Council (DSC) is conducting research about shared governance within programs at the Graduate Center in an effort to increase transparency, ensure program compliance with Graduate Center bylaws, and promote students’ vote and voice within their programs.

To this end, we’re circulating surveys to be filled out by the students of each program. The surveys ask for information regarding the standing committees of your program and should take no longer than 15 minutes to complete.

Please use the following link to access the survey:

Additional information regarding governance at both the university and program levels can be found here.

We invite you to read this article from The Advocate on program governance:

If you have questions about the survey, feel free to email the DSC Governance Task Force at

Thank you,
The Governance Task Force of the Doctoral & Graduate Students’ Council