CGS Student Organizations

As part of the 450+ student activities groups across campus, there are several groups organized by CGS students and advised by CGS faculty or staff.

Student Government

CGS Student Government Association (CGSSGA) takes an active role in the College of General Studies culture, and slates from the College have often held University-wide office in the Student Union. You can find CGSSGA on Facebook, and on Instagram and Twitter (@BUCGSSGA); or make a suggestion using the online suggestion box.

For more information, please contact: Yahellah Best at

Club GiiVE

Club GiiVE (Get Involved In Volunteer Experiences) is a student-run community service club which focuses on volunteering in and around campus as well as in the greater Boston area. In the past, members have volunteered at local soup kitchens and have held fundraisers for many different organizations.

For more information, please contact Heidi Chase at, and find them on Facebook.

World Affairs Forum

The World Affairs Forum offers a series of lectures and master classes on a variety of international topics.

Film Lovers and Philosophers Society

The Film Lovers and Philosophers Society (FLAPS) at the College offers a series of films, each followed by informal discussions led by members and interested faculty.

Literary Magazine and Essay Contest

Published in the spring semester, the College’s literary magazine features poetry, short fiction, photographs, and drawings produced by CGS students.

Chimaerid 2011

Chimaerid, Spring 2010

Chimaerid, Spring 2009

Art Show/Coffee House

For more than a decade, the Art Show/Coffee House has offered opportunities for students to read their literary efforts aloud, display their artwork, and perform original music for a public audience.

Gilbane House

166–168 Bay State Road

This beautiful, renovated brownstone residence on picturesque Bay State Road honors former Dean Brendan Gilbane and is dedicated exclusively to CGS students. Residents must be enrolled in the College of General Studies. Junior and senior CGS alumni who are selected to reside in the house act as mentors to underclassmen and are expected to participate in Gilbane House activities.