Graduate Student Senate and Student Organizations

The chief political organization for graduate students at Boston College is the Graduate Student Senate (GSS). Our Senate comprises representatives from (a) the Carroll Graduate School of Management, the Connell Graduate School of Nursing, the Lynch Graduate School of Education and Human Development, the Graduate School of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Social Work, and the School of Theology & Ministry, and from (b) the GSA’s three affinity groups: the Graduate Students of Color Association; the Graduate Pride Alliance; and the Graduate International Students Association. Together, the Senate cooperates on projects relevant to broad sections of the graduate student community, in addition to advocating for initiatives put forward by, or on behalf of, the graduate student body.

Every graduate student enrolled at BC is invited to attend a senate meeting.  Email to learn more.

Daisy Mitchell

Daisy Mitchell, Director 


Daisy is a second-year Master’s student in Mental Health Counseling. This will be her second year with the GSA, and she is excited to grow into her new role as Executive Director. Prior to her graduate studies, she received a B.A. in Psychology & Public Health at Goucher College and served in Maryland with AmeriCorps for one year.

Emily Jessee, Director Programming

Emily Jessee, Director of Programming

Emily is a first-year student pursuing her Master's in Mental Health Counseling. Previously she received her B.A. in Psychology from Hanover College in Indiana. While studying at Hanover, she was involved in many on-campus organizations, including the Benjamin Templeton program aimed at promoting social justice advocacy and leadership skills on campus and in the community. The skills she learned from the Templeton program allowed her to pursue many campus leadership positions. Emily loves getting to know her fellow graduate students and the whole Boston College community.

Danny Tran, Director of Finance

Danny Tran, Director of Finance

Danny is currently a first-year M.B.A student in the Carroll School of Management. Danny grew up in California where he did his undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering. After graduation, he worked in construction management for a few years before deciding to pursue a graduate degree. In his free time, Danny enjoys running, hiking, and visiting breweries. 

Graduate Student Organizations

 Graduate Student Organizations significantly contribute to the vibrancy of graduate life at BC and are a great way to get involved. Join or reach out to groups using the links below. (To join, you must first sign in to MyBC using your BC credentials).

Graduate International Students Association
Graduate Pride Alliance
Graduate Students of Color Association
Student Veterans Association
Law students can find an extensive list of Law organizations on the Student Organizations section of the Law School website

School and College Governments

Most schools or academic departments have a graduate student government, which provides programming and involvement opportunities for students in that area.

Biology GSA
Chemistry GSA
Classical GSA
Earth & Environmental Science GSA
Economics GSA
English GSA
Graduate Arts and Sciences Association
Graduate Education Association
Graduate Management Association
Graduate Nursing Association
History GSA
Law Students Association
Math GSA
Philosophy GSA
Physics GSA
Political Science GSA
Psychology GSA
Romance Languages GSA
School of Theology and Ministry Student Forum
School of Social Work Student Collective
Slavic and Eastern Languages and Literatures GSA
Sociology GSA
Theology GSA