With so many student groups and associations available to graduate students at BU, it’s easy to find a way to connect with your peers. Seek growth and connection in your professional life, find your people, or just kick back and have some fun. Take a look at the many ways to connect with other graduate students.
American & New England Studies Student Association
The American & New England Studies Graduate Student Association fosters community networking and represents student interests in an official manner to the university.
Biomedical PhD Student Association (BPSO)
The Biomedical PhD Student Organization aims to build and strengthen the community among PhD programs at BUMC and to cultivate camaraderie among Biomedical Science PhD students.
Biostatistics Student Association
The BSA fosters discussion and debate around current issues in the field of Biostatistics, as well as networking with like-minded individuals within Biostatistics and related fields.
The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA)
The CMAA Student Chapter is a professional club at Boston University School of Hospitality. They focus on students and their career opportunities in club management.
COM Graduate Student Council
The COM Grad Council’s goal is to improve the graduate experience at COM, from planning social events, to creating professional development opportunities, and advocating for certain academic policies.
The Diner’s Club was formed by a group of students interested in exploring local restaurants. They make arrangements to dine in Boston-area establishments and have an informal discussion and tour with the owner after the meal.
Engineering Graduate Student Organizations
For students looking to network with professionals and attend events related to the engineering field, BU’s College of Engineering has a variety of organizations, including the Student Association of Graduate Engineers (SAGE), Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT), and Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE).
Graduate Chinese Students and Scholars Association
The CSSA was formed to promote academic and cultural exchange with other communities of different cultures, and to enhance the communication, interaction, understanding, and friendship in the BU Chinese community.
Graduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club
The Graduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation Club seeks to provide support, education, and resources to disruptive and entrepreneurial thinkers at BU.
Graduate Medical Sciences Student Organization (GMSSO)
The Graduate Medical Sciences Student Organization (GMSSO) organizes volunteer and social events, in addition to advocating for the GMS student population.
Graduate Music Society
The Graduate Music Society at Boston University fosters an environment for graduate students of all disciplines to discuss and debate current issues in the fields of musicology, music theory, and ethnomusicology.
Graduate Student Advisory Board
The Graduate Student Advisory Board advises the Associate Provost for Graduate Affairs on a range of issues affecting the graduate academic experience. The board meets quarterly with the Associate Provost, sharing concerns of fellow students and ideas for improving graduate and professional education.
Graduate Student Organization
The GSO is the official representative body of the graduate students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Boston University.
Graduate Student Association at the BU Department of Philosophy
The Graduate Student Association at the Department of Philosophy meets twice per semester to discuss philosophical issues and matters of practical concern, with the president or co-presidents acting as liaison(s) between the graduate students and faculty.
Graduate Women In Science & Engineering
Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE) at Boston University strives to create a community to support and promote women in science, technology, engineering, and math fields.
Graduate & Doctoral Diversity at Questrom School of Business
In Questrom’s community-focused culture, you’ll find a number of resources and initiatives to shape your ideas, foster your learning and facilitate cultural exchange, including the Latin American MBA Association, Graduate Students of the African Diaspora, Questrom Veterans Club, and Cohort Q, Questrom’s LGBTQ student organization.
Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
HFTP is a professional group at SHA. The chapter was formed to gain a better understanding of the professional and practical requirements of accounting and financial management, technology management, and hospitality information processing through meetings, speakers, and tours.
Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)
HSMAI is a professional organization affiliated with the local Boston chapter. HSMAI is committed to growing business for hotels and their partners by fueling sales, inspiring marketing, and optimizing revenue.
International Students Hospitality Association (ISHA)
ISHA seeks to take classroom learning and work experience and introduce an international perspective. Regularly holding events such as “Taste of Culture” and Study Abroad Reviews, ISHA brings hospitality around the world into daily life at SHA.
Jewish Law Students Association
JLSA is working to build communities at BU School of Law and other Boston area JLSA groups, create strong networks for years to come, and maybe get some free deli out of it!
Korean Graduate Student Association
An organization of students within the BU community who gather to celebrate and participate in Korean culture.
Law Student Organizations
The Boston University School of Law is home to 30 different student organizations that facilitate networking between fellow students, alumni, and other legal professionals.
The Maimonides Society is a Jewish Student Association of Boston University Medical Campus.
MCH in Action BU Chapter
Maternal Child Health in Action is a collaborative leadership initiative to engage and connect Maternal and Child Health (MCH) students, non-MCH students with a passion for MCH, and alumni from across the nation through education, service, and advocacy.
Student Organizations at BU School of Medicine
The BU School of Medicine is home to a wide range of student organizations and associations that celebrate the diverse backgrounds, affinities, and interests of the BU medical community.
Middle Eastern & South Asian Law Students Association
MESALSA promotes the professional development and cultural needs of its members by increasing awareness of Middle Eastern and South Asian culture throughout the BU Law community, and maintaining affiliations with the Boston-area Middle Eastern and South Asian legal community.
Minority and International Scientists Organization (MISO)
The Minority and International Scientists Organization provides a supportive and enriched environment to the diverse population of Boston University scientists via various social and academic events.
National Association of Catering Executives (NACE)
NACE’s mission is to assist caterers in achieving career success by raising the level of education and professionalism of the catering industry. For students, NACE is a great opportunity to get involved in the catering world and network with catering professionals of all backgrounds.
National Society of Minorities in Hospitality (NSMH)
NSMH is a national organization that strives to promote diversity and professionalism in the hospitality industry. Meetings with industry leaders at local site visits as well as social and community service events have earned the nationally-recognized BU chapter a number of awards.
Native American Law Students’ Association & Other Indigenous Peoples’ Group
BU’s chapter of NALSA promotes education and awareness about Federal Indian law and tribal law on campus. In recognition of the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, BUNALSA serves as a community for all indigenous peoples.
Queer and LGBTQIAPP+ folks are an underrepresented population in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. oSTEM is a national student society, dedicated to increasing the participation of queer people in disciplines related to these STEM fields and lines of work. We aim to provide social, networking, educational, and career-building opportunities for queer students, staff, faculty, and allies in the sciences.
OutLaw provides leadership and educational opportunities and strives to connect Boston University School of Law to the LGBTQIA legal community.
Pardee Graduate Council
The Pardee Graduate Council (PGC) is the official graduate student organization of the Pardee School. This vibrant student group organizes a variety of activities to enrich students’ lives, including dinners with faculty members and social events.
Physical Therapy Association
All students involved in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Boston University are a part of BUPTA, which organizes social events for PT students and raises money for the nationwide Marquette Challenge to fund physical therapy research. Sponsored by the Foundation for Physical Therapy.
Project Management Club
BU’s Project Management Club brings together those who want to advance their practical knowledge of project management in fun and interesting ways, providing opportunities for individual and group development with activities and real projects. Anyone at Boston University with a a legitimate interest in the art and/or science of project management is welcome – including BU students (graduate or undergraduate, full-time and part-time), faculty, and staff.
Questrom School of Business Graduate Clubs
Explore Questrom’s wide variety of community-focused clubs. From Asia Business Club and Cohort Q to Latin American MBA Association and the Questrom Sports & Social Club, you are sure to find something intriguing.
School of Dental Medicine Student Organizations
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine has many student organizations available to students enrolled in dental degree programs.
School of Medicine Career Interest Groups
BUMC Career Interest Groups offer students early exposure to an array of medical specialties through opportunities to shadow, engage in research, and meet faculty and residents in a non-graded environment.
School of Medicine Organizations & Associations
The BUMC has more than 40 clubs and associations, from professional, to cultural, to climate concerns to the arts. Take a look at the many ways to connect with others.
School of Public Health Queer Alliance
The SPH Queer Alliance showcases the diversity of the students, faculty, and staff at the medical campus and joins the network of many other lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) organizations within the Boston University system and surrounding community.
School of Public Health (SPH) Student Senate
The SPH Student Senate serves as a centralized student leadership organization on behalf of the SPH student body.
School of Public Health (SPH) Doctoral Student Organization
The Doctoral Student Organization at Boston University’s School of Public Health aims to provide a forum for public health doctoral students to support each other, share research and ideas and opportunities, and promote social and academic exchange/collaboration among the different degree programs.
School of Social Work (SSW) Student Organization
Student Org is driven by the values of equity and inclusion and serves as a space where students can come together to communicate their needs and desires for the overall improvement of the Boston University School of Social Work. We aim to foster community, both within and outside our school, through activities, dialogue, and social action.
School of Theology (STH) Student Groups
The inclusive community groups of the School of Theology seek to enhance the graduate student experience at STH and BU. There are a number of organizations, including the School of Theology Student Association.
Society of Women Engineers
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders.
SPH Healthcare Management Student Association (HMSA)
HMSA at Boston University School of Public Health promotes healthcare management-related programs and events within SPH, provides resources beyond the academic setting, and encourages engagement within the SPH Healthcare Management community.
SPH International Student Organization (ISO)
ISO helps SPH students adjust to life in Boston and at BU, enable them to build professional relationships, and share the cultural richness of the public health experience.
SPH Students of Color for Public Health
Students of Color for Public Health at Boston University School of Public Health seeks to foster an enriched and supportive educational experience for all students, staff, faculty and community members.
Science and Technology in Public Policy (STEPUP)
The Science and Technology in Public Policy group at Boston University is committed to fostering a community of scientists engaged in public policy.
Student Association of Graduate Engineers (SAGE)
SAGE is a student-run organization that works to enhance the experience of graduate students in the College of Engineering at Boston University by building a large community through hosting social, athletic, and service-oriented activities.
The Wheelock College of Education & Human Development GSA
The Graduate Student Association at the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development is committed to fostering a sense of community among all students and faculty at Wheelock and creating a diverse and enriching social and academic experience for students.
Underrepresented Graduate Student Organization (UGSO)
The UGSO is the only university-wide group for underrepresented minority students, and is open to all students that identify underrepresented in higher education.
Urban Planning Association
The Association hosts social, service, learning, and networking events meant to bolster the sense of community within the program and to further student and alumni interests into the various fields of planning.
Women in Physics
Women in Physics aims to highlight the achievements of successful women physicists, educate the physics community on issues relevant to women physicists, encourage a diverse and supportive work environment, strengthen relationships among physicists and other scientists, and support the Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE) in their stated purpose.
Women’s Law Association
The BU Law Women’s Law Association (WLA) promotes recognition and understanding of the unique contributions of women in the law school setting, the legal community at large, and the global community.
Women’s Professional Development Committee
The Women’s Professional Development Committee provides 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.
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