The UCLA Graduate Students Association was established with the consideration that there is a constant need to provide for the representation of graduate students and the promotion of graduate students' interests on this campus and within the University of California. We also realize that the nature of graduate study requires that a governing body be established that will not unduly burden the individual graduate student who would like to participate and will answer to the students of the different academic disciplines. Furthermore, reasonable procedures must be established to guarantee the fair and responsible representation of all graduate students.
This website is designed to make information on GSA structures, activities, and resources easily available to you. It is important to us, in a school with such a large number of graduate students in widely differing departments and programs on a campus with few social facilities for mixing together across disciplinary borders, that GSA be open to all its constituents: in South Campus as much as in North Campus, master's students in Management and PhD students in African Area Studies, international students and students from the L.A. area. One of our strengths is, GSA believes, the enormous diversity of professional and life experiences, ethnic backgrounds, nationalities, intellectual skills and cultural interests among grad students at UCLA, and we welcome your involvement in the Association.