Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Graduate Student Association

Mission Statement

The Graduate Student Association (GSA), formed in 1969, is a student-run organization committed to serving graduate students and improving student life at Jefferson. The GSA is open to all graduate students in the Jefferson College of Life Sciences (JCLS) and encourages participation from new students in our various year-round programs. There are countless ways to get involved with GSA, from attending and helping us plan events like Welcome Month, to volunteering with GSA at the annual Philadelphia Science Festival.

Our goals are three-fold:

  1. To engage graduate students beyond the classroom and lab in order to develop, broaden, and strengthen their professional skills and career goals.
  2. To foster inclusive programming that celebrates diversity in the Biomedical Sciences and offers a safe space for graduate students to participate in student life as authentically as possible.
  3. To be a voice for graduate students within JCLS, representing their unique needs and concerns by providing a link among graduate students, the Jefferson College of Life Sciences’ administration and faculty, and the surrounding Philadelphia community.  


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