The Organization of Doctoral Students in Public Affairs and Policy (ODSPAP) serves several important functions in the PAP program. It selects a doctoral student to serve as a representative on the PAP Executive Committee, which also sits as an admissions committee. Faculty in each of the four academic units participating in the program often turn to ODSPAP to help identify students to serve on faculty search and promotion and tenure committees. ODSPAP organizes social events for doctoral students and faculty, provides support for incoming students, and generally enhances the experience of students as members of the PAP community.
All PAP students are eligible to join ODSPAP. The governing council consists of five student representatives, elected by the membership for two-year terms. PAP students wanting to become active in ODSPAP should send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.