Graduate school committees

Our graduate school committees made up of faculty, deans and other university leaders, hold meetings throughout the academic year to discuss issues and policies related to graduate education at VCU. 

University Graduate Council

The University Graduate Council is the representative body of the faculty of the Graduate School at VCU and serves to promote excellence in all graduate programs. While the council performs the functions of review and coordination, departments and schools are responsible for supporting and managing their own graduate programs. View the UGC bylaws


There are two standing committees of the UGC:


The UGC meets three times a semester with special meetings as called by the chair. All meetings are open to graduate faculty, who have a voice but no vote. View the 2023-2024 UGC Meeting Schedule

Graduate Dean's Advisory Committee (GDAC)

The Graduate Dean's Advisory Committee is composed of assistant/associate deans and other leaders in graduate education from the VCU academic units. The purpose of GDAC is to advise and collaborate with the Graduate Dean on a broad variety of issues related to the graduate education curriculum, policy, retention, and graduate student success.


GDAC meets semi-monthly to discuss and advise the Graduate Dean. View the 2023-2024 GDAC Meeting Schedule