Graduate Student Senate and Student Organizations

The chief political organization for graduate students at Boston College is the Graduate Student Senate (GSS). Our Senate comprises representatives from (a) the Carroll Graduate School of Management, the Connell Graduate School of Nursing, the Lynch Graduate School of Education, the Graduate School of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Social Work, and the School of Theology & Ministry, and from (b) the GSA’s three affinity groups: the Graduate Students of Color Association; the Graduate Pride Alliance; and the Graduate International Students Association. Together, the Senate cooperates on projects relevant to broad sections of the Graduate Student community, in addition to advocating for initiatives put forward by, or on behalf of, the Graduate Student body.

Any graduate student enrolled at BC is able to attend a senate meeting. Moreover, if any graduate student has a statement to make the Senate, that individual is entitled to a hearing by the Senate to be followed by a written response by the Executive Director of the Senate within two weeks.

If you have a question, concern, or suggestion for the Graduate Student Senate please fill out the below form.

Graduate Student Senate Public Comments Form

Kelby Bibler

Kelby Bibler, Executive Director

He/Him/His

Kelby is a second-year Master’s student in Philosophy at the Graduate School of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. He completed his undergraduate work at Belmont University where he studied Political Science and Philosophy. At BC, Kelby has worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Romance Languages and Literature and as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience. As Director of the Graduate Student Association, Kelby hopes to leverage his passion for higher education and skills in community development to improve BC and the greater Boston area. Outside work and school, Kelby enjoys reading walks, playing the piano, and exploring the outdoors with his partner, Ella.

Daisy Mitchell

Daisy Mitchell, Director of Programming

She/Her/Hers

Daisy is a 1st year masters student at the Lynch School of Education working towards a M.A. in Mental Health Counseling & received her B.A. in Psychology & Public Health at Goucher College in Maryland. Prior to her graduate study, she completed an Americorps year at a non profit in Baltimore, worked at NYU on a research project looking into universal PreK in NYC schools, and engaged in community organizing centered around immigrant justice & decarceration in New York. Daisy is excited to learn from & join the GSA & the BC community! 

Ali Kelley portrait

Ali Kelley, Director of Finance

She/her/hers

Ali Kelley is a Master's student in the Woods College of Advancing Studies, pursuing a Master's in Leadership and Administration with a specialization in Human Resource Management. Prior to her graduate program, she received a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Management from Ithaca College. During this time she gained a passion for creating accessible resources for all students, and worked to create an equitable funding process for their student body. Ali hopes to continue this work at BC in the Graduate Student Association this year as the Director of Finance.