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The Office of Graduate Education, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Office of Graduate Education


Graduate Center

In this section

Doctoral thesis submission dates
For Dec 2013 12/6/2013
For May 2014 4/18/2014
For Aug 2014 7/25/2014
Master's thesis submission dates
For Dec 2013 11/25/2013
For May 2014 4/4/2014
For Aug 2014 7/11/2014

Graduate Assistance

Welcome to the Graduate Center webpage. The center is housed within the Office of Graduate Education and was created as a service to graduate students, including co-terminal students, who would prefer to discuss an academic or personal issue on a confidential basis. This sort of consultation is characteristic of an ombuds office and is designed to confidentially, impartially, and informally assist students in resolving issues that may arise over an interpersonal dispute or other personal situation affecting their educational progress. The center also helps eligible students identify other campus offices and professionals who may be better equipped to assist them.

Vision Statement

Mission Statement

Statement of Objectives

The center will offer advice to or privately consult with students who wish to:

  • Clarify a policy, procedure, or process,
  • Improve interpersonal skills or a relationship with a colleague,
  • Identify and understand learning style and behavioral differences among colleagues,
  • Deal more effectively with a transition,
  • Discuss a campus situation such as a health and safety concern,
  • Understand cultural differences among colleagues,
  • Discuss housing options,
  • Voice an opinion confidentially regarding incivility or disrespect,
  • Discuss harassment, discrimination, or mistreatment concerns,
  • Engage an impartial listener for an informal talk.