About the GSO

The GSO is the official representative body of the graduate students in the Arts and Sciences at Boston University.

The purpose of the GSO is:

  • To provide a forum for the discussion of matters pertaining to the welfare of graduate students at BU.
  • To advocate on issues of concern to our graduate student community.
  • To serve as a liaison between the graduate student body and the BU administration.
  • To recommend graduate students to serve on BU committees for which graduate representation is necessary.
  • To assist with the process of integrating new students into graduate student life at BU.
  • To sponsor social activities and other events that encourage the development of the graduate student community.
  • To foster effective communication and cooperation among undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff and other members of the community.

What does the GSO do?

The GSO is a group of graduate student representatives from each department in GRS. We hold monthly meetings to allocated funds, plan events and discuss issues relevant to graduate students at Boston University. The GSO is completely student run, so nothing gets done without students like you.  A few key roles the GSO fulfills:

  • Provide a liaison between graduate students and administration.
  • Support graduate student travel by awarding grants for graduate conference and research travel annually.
  • Plan social events, like Pub Nights and swap meets, to foster community.
  • Advocate for graduate students on important issues.
  • Support conferences and other events on campus by co-sponsoring events.

2019 Constitution of the GSO