Graduate Student Association

Graduate Student Association

Welcome to the Graduate Student Association!


New Graduate Student Orientation

SDSU will be hosting a Virtual Graduate Student Orientation on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. Although this is primarily targeted to incoming graduate students, many current students may benefit from attending. The virtual orientation will begin with a live welcome session hosted by the Interim Dean of Graduate Affairs and GSA representatives, and you will hear from a panel of your peers. After the live event, you will have access to orientation modules to learn more about different units and services at SDSU. The modules will cover campus resources such as financial aid, how to start your thesis, and more!

The Virtual Graduate Student Orientation is scheduled from 9:30am - 12pm on July 22nd. In order to attend, please RSVP no later than 11:59PM on July 14th. You will receive a confirmation email with more details just before the event.

You can also contact the Graduate Student Association (GSA) at for any questions about the event.


Who is GSA?
  • Provides an outlet for discussion of issues of concern to graduate students and to advocate for their rights and interests.
  • Acts as a political voice for graduate students with the University by facilitating the exchange of ideas and goals regarding policy development affecting graduate education - specifically, we have a say at the Graduate Council meetings for Graduate and Research Affairs, etc.
  • Hosts social and educational activities to encourage professional as well as social interaction with peers in and outside of students' departments. Examples: Coffee hour, workshops, featured speakers, conferences
Why join GSA?
  • Graduate school can be very isolating, but it doesn't have to be! In GSA you will build a family that will support you both academically and emotionally.
  • Many Resources available to grad students go unused simply due to unawareness. Joining GSA will assure you are aware of these opportunities, so you don't miss out!
  • Networking is crucial for your success after graduation. GSA will provide you with various events to meet with people that have opportunities available for graduate students.
  • Leadership roles are available in the GSA board which provide a challenging and rewarding projects that are great confidence and resume builders!
How do I join GSA?!
Join as a general body member:
  • Join us at our Board Meetings every other Tuesday – voice your concerns during Public Comment
  • Come to our monthly events
  • Follow us on social media!



Join as a Board Member:
Upcoming Events:

Contact Us:


Office: Student Life and Leadership, 210U

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