The DSU Graduate Council is charged with the following responsibilities:
- The Graduate Council establishes policies and procedures for graduate programs, including the drafting or amending of sections of DSU Policies and DSU catalog relevant to all graduate programs. Such policies are subject to review by the Faculty Senate as specified in the DSU Policy Manual.
- The Graduate Council shall conduct formal approval of all new graduate program proposals and formal approval of all substantive and non-substantive graduate program change proposals, including changes in program delivery format deemed substantive.
- The Graduate Council sets/revises general graduate admissions standards and policies common to all graduate programs.
- The Graduate Council shall work collaboratively with the Director of Graduate Studies and Marketing & Communications to develop and execute cooperative strategies for recruitment, promotion, and marketing of graduate education at Dixie State University.