The Graduate Student Association of Arts and Sciences

What is the A&S GSA?


The Graduate Student Association of Arts and Sciences (GSA) is a newly formed organization that was created in response to the lack of an official student-led graduate association at the A&S School. Our association aims to serve both Masters and PhD students and is dedicated to establishing a strong and inclusive community. Our mission is to ensure that all graduate students at WashU have a positive experience during their academic journey. We understand the demands of graduate studies and recognize that each student has unique needs. Therefore, we strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment for all members. In addition, we aim to connect graduate students across different departments and schools at WashU by building bridges and providing networking opportunities. Our goal is to foster a sense of community and support among all graduate students at WashU.

 The mission of the A&S GSA

 The mission of the A&S GSA will be to:

  • Function as a conduit of communication between the Office of Grad Studies and the University, and graduate students in A&S, to promote mutual benefit.
  • Serve as an organizing body to promote intellectual, social, community, and emotional well-being of A&S graduate students.
  •  Serve as ambassadors of Washington University Arts & Sciences graduate programs, across disciplines.
  •  Collaborate with the Office of Grad Studies to create and support a positive, supportive learning environment, across disciplines.

To fulfill this mission, A&S GSA organizes and sponsors a full calendar of activities throughout the year, ranging from purely professional to completely casual. In addition, GSA sends representatives to the Professional and Graduate Student Coordinating Committee (ProGradS), the campus-wide Graduate Student Senate (GSS), and the Graduate Professional Council (GPC).

2023-2024 A&S GSA Executive Board Officers

The A&S GSA is a student-led organization that represents all graduate students in A&S, coordinating activities and programming for those students.

Please submit some event ideas (social, professional, personal development) that you would like to see us organize.  We are open to collaborate with other WashU associations.

Contact our team at artscigrads@wustl.edu !