The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) is a group of political science graduate students elected by their peers to represent and voice the issues related to the graduate student experiences to the political science department, to the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and finally to the Graduate School at the University of Utah. The GSAC functions as a bridge between graduate students and the external administrative bodies to promote representation, raise voice, and improve the quality of graduate student life. Also, social networking events are organized by the GSAC for enhancing the community solidarity. Elections for existing students are held at our end-of-the-year gathering. Incoming students are also elected to positions in our fall kick-off.