Student Input

We welcome student feedback and involvement. Please review the opportunities below.

To voice a concern, offer input, or ask questions, students may schedule individual meetings with representatives in their department, including:

  • Student Affairs Administrator
  • Director or Executive Officer of Graduate Studies 
  • Graduate Concerns Committee
  • Department Chair or Program Director

Other formal mechanisms include departmental town halls and/or ombudspersons.

Dean of Students

Students may schedule individual meetings with the PSD Dean of Students.

PSD Dean’s Student Advisory Committee (DSAC)

The PSD Dean's Student Advisory Committee (DSAC) is comprised of one graduate student representative from each program in the PSD,  faculty Deputy Deans, and the Dean of Students. Committee meetings give PSD students an advisory voice in the Division's administration and an opportunity to comment on how institutional policies and plans affect student life. Likewise, they provide the deans with an opportunity to explain institutional policies to the students and to learn first-hand about student concerns. Contact your program's representatives with any issues you think should be brought to DSAC.

PSD Social Committee (PSD-SC)

The PSD Social Committee (PSD-SC) sponsors social, recreational, and cultural events for graduate students in the Physical Sciences Division to encourage a healthy work-life balance. All students are welcome and encouraged to participate! Overseen by the PSD Dean of Students Office, the committee appropriates a portion of the Division's quarterly student life fee. The PSD-SC also funds Happy Hour and helps sponsor the summer softball league. The Board is made up of three PSD student volunteers elected annually to serve calendar-year terms. To learn more about how to get involved or view upcoming events, visit the PSD-SC website or Facebook page.

The Graduate Council (GC)

The Graduate Council is the representative student government for graduate students, making up half of the Assembly of the Student Government of the University of Chicago. It is comprised of representatives chosen by the various professional and graduate divisions.

2018-19 PSD GC Reps

Office of the Ombudsperson

The Office of the Student Ombudsperson is a resource for all University of Chicago students to assist in the resolution of conflicts, concerns, and other problems that they may encounter through the course of University life.