Graduate House Council

The Graduate House Council (GHC) is a student body consisting of nine elected residents of Graduate House. It exists to represent the interests of all residents and to help make Grad House a fun and social community by organizing and sponsoring social, cultural, and sporting events.

Information regarding these activities is advertised through GHC facebook page at:

https://www.facebook.com/UTGradHouse

In addition to the facebook page, GHC bulletin boards within the building and the GH listserv keep you updated with the events and activities, so keep an eye out for them! The main GHC bulletin board is located across from the elevator on the ground floor. Our suggestion box is nearby; don’t hesitate to use it. (You can also email the GHC at gradhouse.council@gmail.com).

Social Activities

Some of the Council’s past events have included:

  • September Orientation activities
  • Parties
  • Courtyard BBQs
  • Pizza Nights
  • Skating Outings
  • Picnics
  • Museums
  • Plays
  • Charity Drive
  • Hiking
  • Skiing Trips
  • Bingo Night

Sports Teams

The Graduate House Council has also posted successful intramural teams, including soccer, softball, volleyball, basketball, and inner-tube water polo.

There are a variety of teams according to competitive level of play, and they are organized in men’s, women’s, and co-ed leagues. In addition to the intramural teams, the Council has organized various “pick-up” sports, such as volleyball and ultimate frisbee.

Look for further information and for signups on the GHC Sports Bulletin Board.

Advocacy

The GHC also works to advocate and protect the interests of residents and to provide support for all academic lifestyles. In the past, these endeavours have included:

  • Bulletin boards for internal communication and posting of notices
  • Establishment of move-out procedures
  • Changes to the Occupancy Agreement particularly the introduction of subletting
  • A campaign for recycling
  • Providing study areas at Graduate House

While the Council has accomplished a lot in its first few years, there is still much to be done!

If you need information, want to offer suggestions for events or projects, or would like to become involved in Graduate House life, please email us at gradhouse.council@gmail.com.

Elections for the Council are held in the fall and spring each year; keep an eye out for information on how you can join us and get involved.