Call for DSO Representative Applications

The Graduate-Professional Student Congress (GPSC) is calling for applications for all Department Student Organization (DSO) representatives.

A DSO representative has the opportunity to represent their department to the GPSC Assembly and provide access to travel fund money for their members. A "department" "is described as an academic unit of the University of Arkansas devoted to a particular field of graduate or professional study as defined by the university and is recognized by the GPSC.

As a DSO representative you will have the responsibilities and powers as follows: represent your constituents at Assembly meetings; serve on GPSC and university committees; draft and sponsor legislation that directly effects graduate and professional students and more! This will also give you an opportunity to interact with graduate and professional students from across campus and disciplines.

Applications opened on Sept. 9 and close on Monday, Sept. 23. Once all of the applicants have been processed, a ballot will be released and formal voting will start. The voting period will be from Tuesday, Oct. 1, and close on Thursday, Oct. 3. Final results will be posted on Oct. 4.

To apply for a DSO Representative please follow the link below to HogSync and the DSO application.

As a whole, GPSC oversees travel grants, hosts student socials, plans and oversees an annual spring research colloquium, and so much more. As the biggest advocate for graduate students, the GPSC acts as a voice for the graduate student population while providing support and fostering community.

DSO representatives are a great opportunity to represent your fellow graduate and professional students at the University of Arkansas. If you aren't sure if you have a  DSO or if it has a representative, please send an email to or Have any questions? Need more information? Please consult the GPSC website at


Brad Borges, president pro tempore
Graduate-Professional Student Congress


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