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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

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 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
  • Event flyer
  • RSVP here
  • Note: Dual game night schedule at Rinker Health Science Campus, 9501-207

Past Events

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 308/309, Marvin W. Meyer Faculty Athenaeum Patio
    Argyros Forum 201 (room change due to rain)
  • Event flyer

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!
  • Event flyer

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
  • Event flyer

+ - Graduate Student Council Members & Officers 2016-2017

Graduate Student Council Members

George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics 

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

Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

  • Ani Marganian (Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders)
  • Kristian Villalovos (Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy)

Dodge College of Film and Media Arts 

  • Antoine Dupont  (Mater of Fine Arts in Film Production, Cinematography emphasis)
  • Grant Moore (Master of Fine Arts in Film Production, Directing emphasis)

Fowler School of Law 

  • Lauren Fitzpatrick (JD in Law)
  • Sarvnaz (Sam) Torabi (JD in Law)

Schmid College of Science & Technology 

  • Kayleigh Hyde (PhD in Computational and Data Sciences)
  • Alexa Sarcona  (Master of Science in Food Science)

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences 

  • Walker Banks (Master of Arts in International Studies)
  • Alison Williams (Mater of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and English)

College of Educational Studies 
  • Jessica Gonzalez (Master of Arts in Leadership Development)
  • Kyle Patrick (KP) Williams (PhD in Education)

College of Performing Arts

  • None (Master in Music in Keyboard Collaborative Arts)

School of Communication

  • Mackenzie Bates (Master of Science in Health and Strategic Communication)
  • Alysia Hendry (Master of Science in Health and Strategic Communication)

School of Pharmacy

  • Ramina Nabiee (MS Pharmaceutical Sciences)
  • Michael Phan (Doctor of Pharmacy)

Graduate Student Council Officers

Executive Chair: Kayleigh Hyde

Executive Vice Chair: Ramina Nabiee

Secretary/Treasurer: Jessica Gonzalez

Advocacy Chair: Mollie Dunner & KP Williams

Alumni Relations Chair: Mrithula Arunkumar & Mackenzie Bates

Public Relations Chair: Mrithula Arunkumar, Mackenzie Bates & Allison Williams

Social Chair: Jessica Gonzalez, Alysia Hendry & Alexa Sarcona

Graduate Student Council Representatives on Chapman University Committees

Academic Integrity: Mollie Dunner

Diversity and Inclusion: Alysia Hendry

Graduate Academic Council: Kayleigh Hyde

Status of Disabilities & Accessibility: Alexa Sarcona

Sustainability: Alysia Hendry

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