Graduate Student Associations

These organizations are current as of the 2017-2018 academic year.

Black Graduate Student Association

"The Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of student life at ISU, while promoting academic excellence, mentoring, professional guidance, social support and scholarly advancement of undergraduate students, graduate students, and other members of the ISU community of African descent and other nationalities."

Latina/o Graduate Student Association

"*Enrich the intellectual and social community for Latina/o graduate and professional studies *Advocate for Latina/o graduate and professional students, faculty, and other members of the Iowa State University community *Support Iowa State University, the Graduate College, and all other interested parties in the recruitment, retention, and completion of Latina/o graduate and professional students *Encourage Latina/o students to pursue higher education *Develop partnerships with interested stakeholders included but not limited to: faculty, staff, and other student and campus organizations at Iowa State University *Promote awareness of professional development and research opportunities to Latina/o graduate and professional students"

Queer* Graduate Student Association

"The Queer* Graduate Student Association is open to all Iowa State University graduate students who identify within the LGBTQIAA community. Our main purpose is to provide social opportunities to connect ISU LGBTQIAA graduate students across disciplines. In addition, it also allows graduate students the ability to network with each other in both personal and professional capacities. Professional possibilities could be research collaborations, helpful strategies for teaching, or other career related items."