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Sociology Graduate Student Association

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Social Chair

Valorie Allen

Our Mission

The Sociology Graduate Student Association (SGSA) provides Sociology Graduate Students and Graduate Minors with a supportive cohort of individuals seeking professional development and socialization in the discipline.

Selection for membership in SGSA is based on holding graduate student status with a Major or Minor in Sociology or Applied Sociology. Members must be in good standing with the University.

The Benefits of Membership


SGSA offers peer-mentoring opportunities for graduate students, and graduate/undergraduate mentorship groups for Sociology majors and minors.

Academic Success

SGSA assists in the facilitation of weekly writing meetings, GRE study sessions, Comprehensive Exam preparation, and "thesis bootcamp" sessions.

Professional Development

SGSA posts updates on upcoming conferences and publishing opportunities, assists with career preparation, mock interviews, and PhD applications.

Contact Information


Monthly Meetings: UAC 474, dates on the Department Calendar