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Graduate Parent Support Network (GPSn)

The Graduate Parent Support Network (GPSn) is an organization committed to supporting Purdue's graduate students with families. GPSn helps our graduate students with children navigate school-related issues, identify helpful resources, and provides a platform for students to express their concerns and share their experiences. If you are looking for the opportunity to join a family-friendly community of graduate student parents that are dedicated to improving the Purdue Graduate experience, please contact for more information.


Office of Graduate Assistance (OGA)

The Office of Graduate Assistance (OGA) is available to meet with Purdue University graduate students to assist them in addressing a variety of issues that may arise during the course of a student's time at the University.

The OGA will provide impartial, independent, and informal assistance with reference to your concerns based on our knowledge of University policy and practice without judgment.

Examples of concerns brought to the OGA include, but are not limited to:

  • Authorship disputes - Issues of credit, acknowledgment, and citation (unless framed clearly as plagiarism)
  • Funding concerns
  • Grade concerns and/or appeals
  • Student - Major Professor relationship disputes, issues, abnormalities, mismatch of expectations
  • Mentoring issues - timely feedback, contradicting advice, oversharing, lack of advising (or time allotment)
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Questionable research practices

Visit the OGA webpage 

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