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Graduate Studies

» Graduate Student Council

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) is the governing body for Graduate Student Government at Chapman. It consists of student representatives from each of the Colleges at Chapman that have graduate programs. Among the responsibilities of the GSC are drafting and revising the Graduate Student Government Constitution and Bylaws, representing the graduate student body at faculty committee meetings, and fostering a graduate student community at Chapman through social events.

You are welcome to contact the GSC via mail. Also, be sure to join the Graduate Student Council-Chapman University Facebook group to receive updates and event notifications!

Graduate Student Events and Activities

+ - Upcoming Events

The GSC organizes events and activities for all Chapman University graduate students with the aim of giving them opportunities to share resources, build relationships, and enjoy their graduate school experience.

Upcoming Events

Graduate Student Social

Current Chapman graduate students are invited to join the GSC for a professional development workshop! 
Monday, April 2, 2018
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Kennedy Hall 237
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Current Chapman graduate students are invited to join the GSC for a tacos and margs social! 
Wednesday, March 7, 2017
7:30-11:00 p.m.
Avila's El Ranchito in the Old Town Orange Circle
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Current Chapman graduate students are invited to join the GSC for a barbeque and lawn game night! 
Friday, November 10, 2017
5:00-9:00 p.m.
Argyros Forum 308/309, Marvin W. Meyer Faculty Athenaeum Patio
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+ - Past Events

Past Events

Graduate Student Game Night

Current Chapman graduate students are invited to join the GSC for a Game Night! 
Friday, April 14, 2017
5:00-9:00 p.m.
Argyros Forum 201, Charles and Nora Hester Faculty Senate Boardroom
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Note: Dual game night schedule at Rinker Health Science Campus, 9501-207 Jeronimo

Graduate Student Social

Current Chapman graduate students are invited to join the GSC for social!  Appetizers and beverages will be served.
Friday, February 17, 2017
5:00-9:00 p.m.
Argyros Forum 201 (room change due to rain)
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Second Annual Happy Hour Event

Current Chapman graduate students are invited to join the GSC for our Second Annual Happy Hour Event! Appetizers will be served and attendees will receive two drink tickets good for bottled Budweiser, bottled Coors Light, mixed well cocktail, house made sangria, or a non-alcohol beverage. Drink specials will also be available for purchase. 

Thursday, March 31, 2016
7:00-10:00 pm
Jason’s By the Circle, 513 E Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866
Cost is FREE for Chapman graduate students. No need to RSVP, just show up!
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Inaugural Graduate Student Reception

Current and former Chapman graduate students, faculty, and staff are cordially invited to a night of light refreshments and music! This event aims to strengthen unity, promote diversity, and build a more cohesive network among Chapman University’s graduate student body. The reception provides a unique opportunity to graduate students from different disciplines to learn about the interesting and impressive work conducted by their colleagues. Through this event, the GSC hopes to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration between Chapman's various graduate programs.

Cocktail attire is requested. Attendees are recommended to bring business cards. Student, faculty, and staff from each graduate program will have the opportunity to address attendees and speak about their respective programs.

Friday, April 8, 2016
6:30–8:30 pm
Argyros Forum 209c
Register here for free
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Graduate Student Council Members, Officers and Representatives

+ - Graduate Student Council Members 2017-18

Graduate Student Council Members

George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics 

  • Mrithula Arunkumar (Master of Business Administration & MA Film Television Producing, Joint)
  • John Bui (Master of Business Administration)

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

  • Darlene Outshana (Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders)
  • Emily Rubenstein (Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy)

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts 

  • Ragini Bhasin  (Mater of Fine Arts in Film Production, Cinematography emphasis)
  • Michael Johnson (Master of Fine Arts in Film Production, Directing emphasis)

Fowler School of Law 

  • Caitlin Harrington (JD in Law)
  • Amir Sadeghian (JD in Law)

Schmid College of Science & Technology 

  • Elia Eiroa Lledo (PhD in Computational and Data Sciences)
  • Stefani Miller  (Master of Science in Food Science)

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences 

  • Spender Carroll-Johnson (Master of Arts in War and Society)
  • Lisa Ko (Mater of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and English)

Attallah College of Educational Studies 
  • Negeen Lotfi (Master of Arts in Leadership Development)
  • Beatriz (Betty) Valencia (PhD in Education)

College of Performing Arts

  • None (Master in Music in Keyboard Collaborative Arts)

School of Communication

  • Juliette Atchekzai (Master of Science in Health and Strategic Communication)
  • Amanda Olsen (Master of Science in Health and Strategic Communication)

School of Pharmacy

  • Mohammed Jamjoom (MS Pharmaceutical Sciences)
  • Thomas Wei (Doctor of Pharmacy)

+ - Graduate Student Council Officers & Representatives 2017-18

Graduate Student Council Officers

  • Executive Chair: Elia Eiroa
  • Executive Vice Chair: Mohammed Jamjoom
  • Secretary: Amanda Olsen
  • Treasurer: TBD
  • Advocacy Chair: Mrithula Arunkumar
  • Alumni Relations Chair: Mrithula Arunkumar 
  • Public Relations Chair: Betty Valencia
  • Social Chair: TBD

Graduate Student Council Representatives on Chapman University Committees

  • Academic Integrity: Elia Eiroa Lledo
  • Diversity and Inclusion: TBD
  • Graduate Academic Council: Mrithula Arunkumar
  • Status of Disabilities & Accessibility: Amanda Olsen
  • Sustainability: TBD