Spring 2019 Elections

The Spring 2019 elections for the Harvard Graduate Council will take place on Monday, 29th of April 2019, 7-9PM.  Meeting location: Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South S020, 1730 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The following positions are up for election this spring:

  • President (special eligibility requirements apply)*
  • Vice President (special eligibility requirements apply)*
  • Chair of Finance
  • Chair of Internal Operations
  • Chair of Events
  • Chair of Advocacy
  • Chair of Information

To learn more about the responsibilities and expectations associated with each role, please review the position descriptions.


You must be a current Harvard graduate student enrolled in a degree program to be eligible to run for any of the positions. Please note that President and Vice President positions are also subject to additional eligibility requirements: these two senior positions are open only to the official school representatives who serve on the council this year or have served on the council in the immediately preceding year. Moreover, students filling the positions of President and Vice President must come from different graduate schools.

How to get started and what to expect

To officially declare your candidacy, please email both governance@hgc.harvard.edu and president@hgc.harvard.edu. In your email, please specify which role(s) you intend to run for.

On the election day, you should be prepared to give a 3-minute speech about your qualifications and how you intend to contribute to the council's work. You may also be asked to answer questions or debate specific issues with other contenders. You can learn more about the election process, regulations, and procedures here.