The Swamy Administration
The Swamy Administration is focused on you, the Graduate and Professional students. Graduate and Professional students make up 1/3 of the student population and contribute tremendously to the Carolina community. Collectively, we will continue to pursue the necessary changes to make our voices heard.
Excellence & Wellness
From the GPSG President —
Hi Tar Heels! My name is Neel Swamy, and I am a third-year Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)/Master of Public Health (MPH) in Health Policy candidate at UNC-Chapel Hill. I am very excited to be serving as the 2021-2022 Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) President. I became involved in GPSF during my second year at UNC, serving as the 2019-2020 Director of Diversity and Inclusion and 2020-2021 Director of Student Affairs. Through GPSF, I have not only formed meaningful personal and professional relationships with undergraduate, graduate, and professional students representing a diverse range of backgrounds and interests but have also furthered my passions for student-centered advocacy.
I hope to drive GPSF’s strategic vision forward through four values that unite all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at Carolina: Belonging, Excellence, Agency, and Wellness. Centering our work around values that are fundamental to the human condition reconciles the “why” with the “what,” and holds us all accountable to foster a campus community that is empowering, equitable and just. All of the issues I have highlighted in my platform—from interpersonal violence and harassment to student mental wellness to graduate worker rights—are directly related to these values, and it is for this reason that GPSF has a responsibility to advocate around these issues in the years to come. I welcome you to examine my platform, identify opportunities for improvement, and share feedback with me and the GPSG team to ensure that GPSG’s work is aligned with the most immediate needs of Carolina’s graduate and professional students.