Student Leadership Opportunities

Student Leadership Opportunities

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, Debbie Nelson. Meetings are held once per quarter typically in Weeks 4 or 5, and representatives are selected first by an application process and if needed, then requested by individual departments.

Dean’s Student Advisory Board 2023-2024
Doctoral Students

Zach Yost, CMS
Arshy Azizi, CLAS
Julia Marsan, CMPLT
Tyler Lutz, ENGL
Elizabeth Ramsey, GRMN
Lucas Fagen, LING
Anne Monique Pace, MUSI
Coleman Durkin, NELC
Abhiraj Singh, PHL
Yuyang Zhang, RLL
Julia Kulon, SLL
Kartik Maini, SALC

Dean’s Student Advisory Board 2023-2024
MA/MFA Students

Yumu Xue, MAPH
Kayla Swanson, MAPH
Nataleya Slade, MAPH
Mariam Dogar, MAPH 
Crystal Carrazco, MAPH
Drew Redman, MAPH
Natalia Elezovic, DIGS
Jiayi Chen, DIGS
Betty Kim, DOVA
Anna Shabi, CMES

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.

2023-2024 representatives:

Christian Borgen, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

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.

Academic Year Representatives: