Graduate Representative Organization


Graduate Representative Organization

Calendar: GC Meetings 2017-2018

GC Meetings will take place every other Monday from 6-7:30 pm in the Great Hall (Levering Hall). Every full-time graduate student at Homewood Campus is invited to attend. Here are the dates for the remaining meetings:

November 27th, 2017

December 11th, 2017

January 29th, 2018

February 12th, 2018

February 26th, 2018

March 12th, 2018

March 26th, 2018

April 9th, 2018

April 23rd, 2018

May 7th, 2018

May 14th, 2018

Information about Tax Bill (11/09/2017)

Dear fellow grads,

As you might already be aware, the Republicans are planning on counting tuition waivers as taxable income in their new tax bill. If this bill were to get through, graduate students receiving tuition waivers would have to pay significantly higher taxes. In addition to the large cut to our after-tax income, the quality of our education, research, and teaching would very likely be affected. Here are links to a few articles on the possible effects of the bill:

Inside Higher Ed: ‘Taxing a Coupon’

The Chronicle of Higher Education: How the GOP Tax Plan could Hurt Graduate Students

Washington Post: The House GOP Tax Bill would Raise the Cost of College

Forbes: The GOP Tax Plan will Destroy Graduate Education

NPR: GOP Tax Bill could Pass the House by Next Week

We just sent an email to the Provost’s Office to request information from JHU’s administration on the university’s plan before and in case the bill is passed.

We will meet for our next E-Board meeting on Monday and currently continue our discussion on possible steps the GRO could take to support our community members. If you have any suggestions or questions, please let us know via this form:

Best wishes,

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The GRO is the representative organization for graduate students belonging to the Homewood campus of JHU. Members of the E-Board act as liaisons between graduate students and administration to advocate for graduate student needs and we distribute information about events.

The purposes of the GRO are as follows:

  • Solicit, for use in all of its functions and considerations, the opinions of all Homewood graduate students through representation, outreach, and the proper operation of its bodies.
  • Provide means whereby graduate students can discuss, formulate, and implement policies on any and all issues affecting their welfare.
  • Represent and advocate the interests of graduate students to the University administration, the University at large, and the greater Baltimore community.
  • Facilitate communication between and association among graduate students as well as within the University and greater Baltimore community.
  • Provide a sense of community for graduate students and their families through the organization of social functions.
  • Support graduate students in need of assistance.


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