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Graduate Student Advisory Board

Eligibility and Benefits

Any graduate student member of at least one year who is committed to promoting the needs of their fellow graduate students is eligible to apply for a leadership position on the advisory board. As with the general membership, students from all health-related disciplines are encouraged to apply, with the goal of having all three schools (School of Social Sciences Humanities and Arts, School of Natural Sciences and the School of Engineering) represented on the board. The board advisory board will consist of no more than ten and no fewer than five members. Board members will be selected by HSRI staff and are eligible to remain on the board as long as they are enrolled full time in a graduate program.

Benefits include decision making regarding yearly programming, priorities and member outreach. Advisory board service will be indicated on the HSRI graduate member webpage.



Board members will be expected to have their advisor’s permission to participate, meet monthly during the academic year (Sept to Nov and Jan to April), promote the program within their networks, support events when possible, and other responsibilities as needed.


Chair Position

The board may select a chairperson who will work more closely with HSRI staff. Possible responsibilities include meeting coordination, agenda development and member recruitment.


For current members to apply, send HSRI Project Manager Amelia Johnson,  your CV and a one page statement describing 1) your interest in graduate student services and 2) how you envision supporting fellow students as part of this board.