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.

emily jessee

Emily Jessee, Director 

Emily is a second-year student pursuing her Master's in Mental Health Counseling. Previously she received her B.A. in Psychology from Hanover College in Indiana. Emily previously served as the GSA Director of Programming, organizing events like Grad Day Out at the Aquarium and Grad Ball. Emily has loved getting to know her fellow graduate students and is excited to continue to do so this year!”

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Princess Udeh, Director of Programming

Princess is a first-year student from California pursuing her Master's in Social Work. Previously, she received her B.A. in Anthropology from UCLA where she was involved in many on-campus organizations, including Residential Life and the McNair Scholars Program, just to name a few. In her free time, Princess enjoys hiking, reading fantasy romance novels, and watching anime.” 

Danny Tran

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