The Division of the Humanities at UChicago offers graduate students the opportunity to develop leadership skills, which can be critical for personal and professional development, through a myriad of activities and programming. While many departments have ways for students to get involved within their specific department, there are three main opportunities for students to become connected from a divisional standpoint.
Dean’s Student Advisory Board
This advisory committee serves as a voice for Humanities students to provide input and suggestions regarding policies and procedures within the Division directly to the Dean of the Division, Anne Walters Robertson. Meetings are held twice per quarter typically in Weeks 3 and 7, and representatives are selected by individual departments. 2019-2020 representatives have not yet been selected.
Humanities Division Graduate Student Council
The Humanities Division Graduate Student Council (HDGSC) represents students in the Division of the Humanities, allocates funds provided by the Student Activity fee, and fosters intradepartmental, as well as interdepartmental and divisional, activities. Each department or committee in the Division of the Humanities will designate one representative to the HDGSC, and these representatives collectively form the HDGSC. The HDGSC will name officers to lead meetings, budgetary review, and communication.
Jon Bullock, Music
Charles Wilson, NELC
The Graduate Council
The Graduate Council is the representative student government for graduate students and focuses on building community across graduate divisions, helping students get the funding they need to further their academic and professional pursuits, and working with administrators to improve graduate student life. Additional information about the Graduate Council can be found here.
Andrew Malilay White, Music
Rebecca Flore, Music
Aimee Gonzalez, Music
Howard Sum Cheuk Shing, EALC