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Welcome Letter

Executive board officers are committed to building upon the foundation created by past leaders in maintaining and enhancing social events and professional development, while also creating new programs that will strengthen the community of all graduate students.

Keadrick PetersGreetings Graduate Students,

Congratulations and welcome to Howard University! It is a pleasure to welcome both new and returning students to the Graduate Student Council.  We are positive that you will soon feel the sense of pride we share in belonging to this growing organization, which consists of 34 departments within the Graduate School.  Our hopes are that you will take advantage of the many benefits of membership, and use it as a forum for the exchange of innovative ideas, intellectual development, financial opportunities and networking.

As you navigate through the website you will find information about the Graduate Student Council, executive board officers, meeting dates, events and a link to the Graduate Student Council Facebook page. We plan to implement seminars discussing an array of topics such as time management, the thesis/dissertation process, and preparation for life after graduation. We hope you will participate in what promises to be an interesting and stimulating year. 

The Graduate Student Council is organized to promote the highest standards of academic achievement. Each member sets the very foundation by which this goal is reached, and we encourage you to become actively involved.  Additional information will be available on the website throughout the year, so please visit our site periodically. Should you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact our office, located in the Graduate School on 4th and College Streets NW, Washington DC 20059, room 100 or by email at We look forward to interacting with you throughout the academic year.


Keadrick Peters
President, Graduate Student Council 2015-2016
Doctoral Student, Sociology and Criminology
Graduate School