The current initiatives of the GSC Housing Advocacy Committee is to advocate for grad student-specific housing needs. This includes the availability of a variety of choices and low-cost housing options. We ensure a good flow of information between Stanford Student Housing and grad students as well as Stanford Residential and Dining Enterprises. We are also knowledgeable of off-campus housing options, subletting and much more.
Academic Year Buildings: The GSC advocates for allowing students, at least the ones who do not end up in academic year buildings by choice, to stay in these buildings over the summer and to renew their contracts for the next academic year.
Student Choice: GSC is a advocating for giving greater consideration to grad students’ choice in making housing assignments.
Availability: The GSC advocates for the availability of enough housing to meet grad student demand as well as accessibility.
Past projects of the Housing Advocacy Committee include
Housing Fair: In spring 2009, the committee organized a housing fair, where students could get more informationon housing options on and off campus.
Gender Neutral Housing: Gender neutral housing is now available in selected graduate residences, e.g., Rains, Munger.
Low Cost Housing: The GSC advocates for continous availability of low cost housing options.
The GSC has representation on the Graduate Housing Advisory Committee (GHAC)
Faculty and Staff Involvement
The following administrators are involved in Housing Advocacy:
- Associate Vice Provost of Student Affairs Chris Griffith
- Executive Director of Student Housing Rodger Whitney
- Director of Graduate Housing Michael VanFossen
- Director of Graduate Housing Assignments Jessica Engelson
- Community Housing Office Supervisor Jennifer Padilla-Wong
- Graduate Life Deans:
updated on June 23, 2010