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Graduate Student Coordinating Committee

The GSCC is a student-led advocacy group dedicated to representing the interests and well-being of their fellow students in department-wide issues and promoting an environment of inclusivity and cultural humility. To do this, the GSCC works with several other groups in the department, including but not limited to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, ALANA, and the LGBTQ+ Task Force. You can keep up with the GSCC's efforts by following them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @UMGSCC.

The GSCC provides up to 3 votes in faculty meetings and is primarily in charge of distributing travel funds to other graduate students in the Psychology Department. Other major responsibilities include ensuring students' needs are represented at faculty meetings, promoting student wellness, and supporting and facilitating student grievances. Student elections for the GSCC are held annually.

Meetings and Minutes

All psychology graduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend monthly meetings. Reminders for these meetings will be sent to all graduate students by the GSCC Secretary. Included in this reminder will be an anonymous Qualtrics survey open for student feedback, suggestions, and proposed agenda items. In addition, if you have feedback regarding department issues or student wellness, please share your thoughts with your program representative or email us at gscc.memphis@gmail.com. In addition to the monthly GSCC meetings, members of the GSCC attend faculty and director meetings.

GSCC Travel Funds

The GSCC has funding available for students traveling to Professional Conferences. During the COVID-19 pandemic, this funding is being used to fund registration to conferences, as many conferences are currently being conducted online. To see eligibility requirements or to submit an application for funding, please visit the GSCC Travel Funds page.

The GSCC Service Award

This award may be given to one particularly motivated graduate student who stands out in their service to the department. The recipient of the GSCC Service Award must be nominated by fellow students. This award is presented at the annual Spring awards ceremony.

The GSCC Faculty Appreciation Award

This award recognizes one psychology full-time faculty member for going the extra mile in their service, support, and guidance to graduate students. This award is presented at the annual Spring awards ceremony.

Procedures for Complaints and Concerns

We understand that most people don't often register formal complaints, so we would like to extend the grievance process to include general concerns as well as specific issues that students may have. For more information, please visit the complaint/concern page.

GSCC Officers 2020-2021

President: Lauren Schenck
Vice-President: Taylor Napier
Secretary: Jessica Cook
Treasurer: Mary Keenan
Web and Media Administrator: Lacy Jamison
Service Representative: Rachel Younger
Wellness Representative: Jessica Mandell
Clinical Representative: Cecilia Olin
School Representative: Kerry Jones
Experimental Representative: Mary Estes
MSGP Representative: Brooke Buckley
Member-at-Large: Rebecca Zakarian