The graduate student network in the Sociology department is exceptionally strong. Formally, the Graduate Student Association (GSA) represents the interests of all students in the Sociology program. Members elect representatives to serve on departmental committees and take action on issues relevant to graduate students. The Graduate and Professional Student Organization (GPSO) serves a similar purpose for graduate students university wide.
Our department has also initiated a mentoring program designed to link older and younger graduate students. Through these relationships, older graduate students help incoming students negotiate the social and academic terrain of graduate life.