AS&E Graduate Student Groups

There are a variety of graduate level student organizations to join or get involved with, from multicultural to social to advocacy and community engagement focused groups. Arts, Sciences & Engineering (AS&E) graduate students are invited to attend upcoming events and programs hosted by student groups which can be found in the Campus Community Connection platform or CCC. The CCC is the best way to connect with student organizations on campus. Within the CCC you can:

  • Join and discover student groups and events
  • Track your involvement
  • Connect with the University of Rochester community.

Connect with actively recognized AS&E graduate student groups listed below and graduate groups active within the other University of Rochester graduate schools on the CCC including:

  • Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering (ADSE)*
  • Association of Latin American Students (ALAS)
  • Graduate Billiards Association
  • Graduate Students of Color (GSOC)*
  • Graduate Supper Club
  • InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship
  • International Students and Scholars (ISSA)*
  • The Microphysiological Systems (MPS) Network
  • On Film
  • outGRADS*
  • Persian Student Association
  • Physics and Astronomical Sciences Student Association for Graduate Engagement (PASSAGE)
  • Rochester Indian Association
  • Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)*
  • SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics
  • The Postdoctoral Association (group for Postdoctoral Scholars in AS&E and SMD)*
  • The Graduate Student Association (described further below)
  • Women of Physics and Astronomy
  • Minorities and Philosophy

*Denotes a group that is also recognized within the School of Medicine and Dentistry

The Graduate Student Association (GSA)

All full-time AS&E graduate students are automatically members of the Graduate Student Association (GSA) which is a student-led and student-run organization described below. All AS&E graduate students are welcome to get involved, run for officer positions, attend the meetings and events they host throughout the year, and reach out to the GSA with any questions or concerns anytime.

Mission of the GSA:The GSA represents graduate students in Arts, Sciences & Engineering programs at the University of Rochester. The GSA advocates on behalf of our students to the University's administration, connects students to each other and University resources, and organizes activities that promote personal, academic, and career success during graduate school.

View the latest copy of the GSA Constitution (PDF)—which outlines how the GSA is run, including officer roles as part of their steering committee, the role of department representatives, and more.

Join the GSA’s Slack Channel and connect with them on the CCC to view their upcoming events and learn more. Students can also email the GSA at