Biology Graduate Student Association at Boston University (BGSA)
The BGSA is a student run organization that aims to bring together the five program areas of the Department of Biology at Boston University through academic and recreational activities. They look to enhance the graduate student experience by creating opportunities for more academic, scientific, social, and professional integration between Cell and Molecular Biology (CM); Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution (EBE); Marine Biology (BUMP); Neurobiology (NEURO); and Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry (MCBB). Any student with a passion for these areas is welcome.
The Underrepresented Graduate Student Organization (UGSO)
The UGSO at Boston University is the university-wide student-run group for underrepresented minority students.
Out in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (oSTEM)
oSTEM empowers LGBTQ people in STEM to succeed personally, academically, and professionally by cultivating environments and communities that nurture innovation, leadership, and advocacy.
Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE)
SASE is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers in education and employment so that they can achieve their full career potential. In addition to professional development, SASE also encourages members to contribute to the enhancement of the communities in which they live. SASE membership is open to men and women of all ethnic backgrounds.
Graduate Women in Science & Engineering (GWISE)
GWISE at Boston University strives to create a community to support and promote women in science, technology, engineering, and math fields. Through professional development seminars and workshops, social events, mentoring, and outreach, GWISE fosters interaction across disciplines at Boston University and connects graduate students to postdocs, faculty, and broader networks in Boston and beyond. GWISE events and volunteer opportunities are open to all who support women in STEM.
WISEguys is a group looking to engage men in allyship with and advocacy for women in STEM. Reaching gender parity in the professional world requires the participation of all genders, and intervention at the individual and organizational levels. WISEguys aims to recruit male graduate students in this cause through events and resources centered on education, conversation, and action in cooperation with GWISE. WISEguys also aims to involve more men in the GWISE community, as GWISE events and volunteer opportunities are open to all who support women in STEM.
ARROWS: Advance, Recruit, Retain, and Organize Women in STEM
The ARROWS mission is to organize, align, and vertically integrate programs created to advance women throughout the STEM community at Boston University. From pre-college to undergrads, graduate students, postdocs, and faculty, ARROWS aims to facilitate the advancement and success of Boston University’s women in STEM.
Boston University Women’s Professional Development Committee (WPDC)
BU WPDC is a student group with the mission of providing a supportive space to host professional development opportunities for graduate-level women in science at Boston University through establishing and cultivating a network of exemplary mentorship with women in a diversity of scientific careers. All students and faculty are welcome to join our network, including men interested in supporting women in STEM!
BU Women’s Guild
The mission of the BU Women’s Guild is to unite the women of Boston University in fellowship, to acquaint them with the purposes and activities of the University, and to enable them more effectively to serve the University. Activities included lectures and discussions that feature faculty and staff and allow the University community to experience the remarkable depth of Boston University.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math at Boston University (BU STEAM)
BU STEAM combines the STEM fields with the arts to find more evocative ways to tackle interdisciplinary problems. Some past projects include: using hyperbolic geometry and crochet to create conversation about the anthropogenic causes of coral bleaching, and creating a sculpture using marine debris to comment on the detriments of single-use plastics.
Looking for a different group, or want to start your own? Check out the Student Activities website for more information!