Founded in the fall of 2017, CSPAC is a PhD student organization representing all PhD students in the Computer Science(CS), Technology and Social Behavior(TSB), and Computer Science + Learning Science (CS+LS) graduate programs at Northwestern University.

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Our Mission

The mission of the Computer Science PhD Advisory Council is to promote the well-being of CSPhDs through advocacy and information-sharing. We seek to create and curate an accessible informational repository to connect CSPhDs with the resources they need for a healthy and productive graduate experience. We strive to elevate the voice and power of CSPhD students to address concerns that directly impact student life, including departmental policies and decisions.

Specific Ways That We Help

  • We maintain a student community wiki. Check it out, and please send us suggestions for more content!
  • We provide information about starting student groups
  • We host advocacy events to inform and further the interests of CSPhDs
  • We raise and pursue student concerns with the department


See the wiki page for information about past and current members, as well as information on how to become a member.


For detailed information on how CSPAC operates, see the constitution.

Contact Us

Send us an email with questions, comments, or suggestions any time at cspac@u.northwestern.edu.