Departmental Graduate Associations (DGAs)


The GSA is changing how your students interact, socialize and get through grad school in a big way.


DGA Overview

Since May 2008, the GSA’s Departmental Graduate Student Association Policy has encouraged the growth of DGAs on campus. Thanks to this policy, the GSA has revolutionized social engagement, academic involvement, and communication methods and strategies for graduate students.

This policy gives every graduate student in every department the chance to plan and manage their very own association – regardless of size.

The GSA is pleased to support this exciting initiative with enhanced and ongoing fiscal support for all DGAs. If you have a DGA in your department, we encourage you to join it. If you don’t have a DGA in your department, form one. Benefits of forming a DGA include a $300 start up grant, the ability to apply for special event funding, discounts for lounge bookings and more.