We support our graduate student organization, the Political Science Graduate Student Association (PSGSA). The PSGSA connects a vibrant community of graduate students at varying stages of professional development and cultivates an environment of support, collaboration, and camaraderie across cohorts.
Along with hosting social functions for graduate students, this organization elects its own leaders, who serve as co-presidents of the PSGSA. A representative of the PSGSA may participate as consulting committee members on faculty hiring committees, and PSGSA officers regularly consult with the director of graduate studies (DGS) about colloquia and workshop events that are held for the benefit of graduate students. The PSGSA also works closely with the DGS in planning the beginning-of-the year picnic, regular graduate student luncheons, and the end-of-the year graduate awards ceremony. It sponsors a mentoring program between first-year and advanced graduate students.