We’ve compiled a few resources here that we hope are helpful to our community. Please feel free to share other resources with us that could be useful for others.
Click the link above to apply to GSU’s Hardship Fund for financial support. The fund is currently dedicated to supporting graduate workers in need due to their participation in our Student Services Fee Refusal Campaign. When the campaign has concluded, remaining funds and future donations will go toward graduate workers experiencing any type of financial hardship.
Our first guide appeared in 2013, after some of our members realized how useful it would be to have a space for graduate students to pool our collective wisdom. This set of pages aims to be that space: a guide by grad students, for grad students, about how the University of Chicago works.
- Guide to Obamacare and Waiving U-SHIP
- Guide to Healthcare
- Guide to Childcare
- Disputing Your Medical Bill
- Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Assault
(For an archived version of our 2015 Survival Guide, available in PDF, click here.)
Being a graduate student can be difficult sometimes. We hope this helps.
We know that things are changing rapidly on campus in response to Covid-19, and that our members are being faced with unprecedented disruptions in our workplaces and lives. We’ll be updating this page with resources and frequently asked questions as information becomes available.
Resources for Organizing
A great getting started guide for anyone interested in being a department organizer (DO). If you’d like to sign up to be a DO then take a look at our Get Involved page for more information on how to join!
Meals for graduate parents and caregivers
The mutual aid committee works to provide meals for new parents and caregivers in the graduate community who are in need of aid. Sign up sheets are released on a monthly basis, and feel free to reach out to email@example.com with questions or if you’d like to request a meal.
Love fridge is a Chicago based mutual aid initiative that provides community fridges in Chicago. They have one in the Hyde Park area that graduate students can both donate to and take from, depending on their needs.