The mission and objectives of the Harvard Graduate Student Council are as follows:

● To serve as the official representative body of the students of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) at Harvard University.

● To provide a forum for discussion of issues internal and external of concern to graduate students.

● To represent graduate student interests before the Harvard faculty and administration.

● To organize, promote, and conduct activities beneficial to graduate student life.

● To disseminate information of interest to students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

● To provide support and assistance to Graduate Student Organizations.

● To own and manage property and accounts which will assist in securing the above objectives.

● To select graduate students for appointment to faculty and university committees.

● To provide a common association among graduate students in all divisions and departments of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.