All meetings of the Doctoral and Graduate Students’ Council are open to the public. To have an item added to the agenda, contact a member of the Executive Committee at least one week before the meeting.

Meetings are presumed to have an agenda consisting of approval of agenda, approval of old minutes, officer and committee reports, and new business.

A record of previous meetings, including their agendas and minutes, are available in the Minutes archive. Agendas for upcoming meetings will be emailed to all Representatives one week before the scheduled meeting date. Agendas will also be made available on the DGSC website. To conserve resources, printed copies will not be provided at the meeting, so please read documents in advance, and bring any you might wish to reference.

The following are the Plenary and Steering Meeting Dates schedule for the current academic year. You can also view and add the plenary meeting schedule on this online calendar here.

Plenary Meetings
DGSC Plenary Meetings are generally held on the Friday of the third week in a month during the academic year, unless otherwise stated. Unless announced otherwise and in accordance with New York Open Meetings Law, meetings take place at 2:30 pm in room 5414. All DGSC at-large and program representatives are required to attend or make arrangements for a proxy.
While In-Person Open Meetings Law is suspended, DGSC plenary meetings are able to be attended via Zoom. Meeting registration is required for remote attendance. 

Fall 2023
September 22
Guest Speaker: DGSC Affiliates: The Advocate, The Adjunct Project, and OpenCUNY

October 20
Guest Speaker: TBD

November 17
Guest Speaker: TBD

December 8
Guest Speaker: TB

Spring 2024
February 23
Guest Speaker: TBD

March 22
Guest Speaker: TB

April 19
Guest Speaker: TBD

May 19
Plenary (for outgoing representatives) will start at 1:00 PM.

Plenary-elect (for incoming representatives) will start at 2:30 PM.

Information Concerning Attendance
If you, as a program or at-large representative, cannot make it to a scheduled meeting, please arrange for a proxy using the ‘Proxy Request’ form after logging in to Note that you may also appoint a proxy on a standing basis for all Plenary meetings. As per the DGSC Constitution, “Any representative who fails to attend two consecutive regular Plenary meetings without arranging a proxy shall be automatically recalled and reported at the next Plenary and Steering meetings.


Steering Committee Meetings
DGSC Steering Committee Meetings are generally held on the first week in a month during the academic year. Steering Committee meetings are held in room 5414 or an otherwise available DGSC room. Only DGSC Steering Committee members are obliged to attend.
While CUNY is distance learning mode, meetings are being held via Zoom, and meeting registration is required. Email to request the link to register.

Fall 2023
September 6
October 4
November 1
December 6

Spring 2024