Graduate Student Organizations

Asian Students In Alliance (ASIA)

The purpose for A.S.I.A is to serve as a support network for Asian graduate students and allies through personal and professional development and as a promoter of diversity, justice, and collaboration within the University of San Diego community and local constituents.

For more information, please contact Yang Jiang - 

Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

The Black Graduate Student Association, (BGSA), is an interdisciplinary, student initiated, student-run organization that is dedicated to uniting students, faculty, and alumni to create a sense of pride and community at the University of San Diego. BGSA serves as a support network for graduate students of African descent, and provides resources that will enhance academic and career success of current graduate and professional students. BGSA will make an effort in developing a network of emerging scholars of African descent, who are dedicated and sensitive to the needs and concerns of an increasingly diverse academic community. We encourage scholarship opportunities, promote social connections, community service, inclusion, innovation, and self-determination.

For more information, please contact Stephenie Knox -

Chi Sigma Alpha 

The purposes of the Society shall be to promote and recognize excellence in academics, research, and service to the profession of Student Affairs at the University of San Diego.

For more information, please contact Chris-Marcus Kitchings - 

Cyber Security Student Association (CSSA)

The purpose of this organization is to cultivate a community that supports students in their cyber security endeavors through extracurricular activities (conferences and workshops), training, mentoring, networking, and assisting them in remaining at the forefront of cyber security trends.

For more information, please contact Mike Woodall -

Graduate Business Student Association (GBSA)

The mission of the Graduate Business Student Association is to provide a voice to graduate business students and generate unity. GBSA is also committed to providing opportunities to students to become actively engaged with USD, both on campus and with community-wide networking events.

For more information, please contact Neal Minton - 

Graduate Nursing Student Association (GNSA)

The purpose of GNSA is to promote interaction among graduate nursing students, faculty, alumni, other graduate students at the University of San Diego, and the nursing community.

For more information, please contact Kaitlyn "Coco" Watase - 

Graduate Student Council (GSC)

In support of the University of San Diego's mission and values, the GSC serves the University of San Diego graduate student communities. The GSC promotes opportunities for connection, addresses graduate student issues, and enriches a diverse, inclusive, and engaged community.

For more information, please contact - or visit The Graduate Student Council's Website

Healthcare Informatics Student Association (HISA)

HISA (Healthcare Informatics Student Association) was formed in response to the growing need to create a community that supports and serves Active Duty graduate students and allies (refers to any active student in the Healthcare Informatics Program) at the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. The ultimate goal of HISA is to enhance the education, networking, and career development opportunities for all students.

For more information, please contact Mereya Bangaroo -

Latinx Graduate Student Association (LGSA)

The Latinx Graduate Student Association (LGSA) is an organization dedicated to creating a support and social network for Chicanx/Latinx graduate students at the University of San Diego (USD). We encourage and facilitate communication between graduate students and faculty/staff who identify at Chicanx, Latinx, Afro-Latinx, Mexican/Mexican-American, Filipnx/Filipnx-American and other underrepresented communities at USD through coalition-building and allyship.

LGBTQIA+ Graduate Student Association 

The purpose of LGBTQIA+ Graduate Student Association is to A. Create a community who identifies as and supports LGBTQ+ individuals and allies. B. Create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive space that embraces and connects people of all sexualities, gender identities, and gender expressions. C. Acknowledge, advocate, and celebrate intersectionalities and recognize that individuals are composed of multiple identities. D. Strive to encourage and promote graduate students building coalitions with faculty/staff and other students on campus in order to explore how sexualities and gender identities/expressions shape the student experience.

For more information, please contact Lauren Wong - 

Master of Arts in International Relations Graduate Student Association (MAIR GSA)

The MAIR GSA connects the graduate students of the MAIR program to the wider University of San Diego (USD) Graduate Student Life program, alumni, and local and international communities and organizations. Through communication and engagement, the MAIR GSA and its Officers represent and advocate on matters of student life and affairs. The desired end state for MAIR GSA plans and actions is to enhance the education, networking, and career development opportunities for students.

For more information, please contact Max Aviles -

National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA)

The purpose of NAWMBA is to empower female business professionals, to assist women into leadership positions in business, and to enhance the diversity of the workforce worldwide

For more information, please contact Carolina Canedo - & Molly Perlich -

Net Impact USD (NI USD)

The purpose of NI USD is to mobilize a new generation to use their careers to drive transformational change on campus, in their workplaces, and the world.

For more information, please contact Andrea Lakier - 

Peace and Justice Student Association (PJSA)

To enhance and empower students while adding value to their overall academic experience while at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies. Actively contribute to the growth and improvement of the Peace and Justice Studies program. Facilitate student participation in the Kroc School. Provide a space for expressing concerns, finding necessary resources, and providing support to all members of the Association. To help bring higher visibility to the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, not only within the USD community but also on a local, national, and international level.

For more information, please contact Jessica Dockstader - 

SOLES Graduate Student Association (SGSA)

The purpose of SGSA is to support the development of a professional, scholastic and social community in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences.

For more information, please contact Cristian McGough -

Student Bar Association (SBA)

The SBA is the student government of the School of Law. SBA members act as the official student representatives and advocate or student interests on many different issues. The SBA is responsible for appointing student representatives to the various law school and university committees. The main goal of the SBA is to represent and serve the student body. To that end, it must determine what university events and issues affect law students, ensure that law students are represented on those issues, and advocate their interests. 

For more information, please contact Kaitlyn Forbes -

USD MBA Golf Club 

The aim of the USD MBA Golf Club is to educate and inform current MBA students on how to play golf, as well as proper golf etiquette. Golf is a highly valuable business skill. It has proven to be great for networking and conducting business in an informal setting. The golf season never ends in San Diego, making it an excellent place to learn and appreciate the art of the game.

For more information, please contact Max Dworkin -