Furthering your Passion with Graduate Student Organizations


Did you know that there are eight graduate student organizations at Emerson that are ready for new members? Each organization is catered towards the various passions that brought you to Emerson. Below you will find a in depth description of each organization. The opportunity to network and meet new people is one step away.  

Civic Media: Art and Practice ConsortiumCivic Media: Arts and Practice Consortium will expose members to activities,events speakers, community-based organizations and so much more. Members will leave with knowledge of civic media, visual media art and civic engagements.

CommGradsCommGrads encourages and promotes Public Relations graduate student activities and provides effective channels for expression concerning all aspects of department and college life. Members will gain professional development through sponsorship of grants with a base for social and professional interaction.

CSD Connections: The purpose of CSD Connections is to provide Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate students with a base for social and professional interaction, to encourage and promote CSD graduate student activities, and to provide effective channels for expression concerning all aspects of department and college life.

The Graduate Reading Series: The Graduate Reading Series provides a platform for all graduate students at Emerson College to share their work in a public forum. The Graduate Reading Series provides a shared space with food and beverages and an environment for graduate students to read and write their stories. Members are able to share their work with other members for feedback. The Graduate Reading Series is a great chance to meet and form lasting connections with other students interested in writing.

The International Graduate Student OrganizationThe International Graduate Student Organization (IGSO) is dedicated to enhancing the campus experience for international graduate students and serving their specific needs.The IGSO provides a base for social interaction and networking opportunities such as festivals, food fests, workshops,and meetings.Bridging the gap between international and domestic students, and promoting conversation between these two communities, are also major goals of the IGSO.

New England Graduate Media Symposium (NEGMS) CommitteeThe purpose of the NEGMS Committee is to organize the yearly event, New England Graduate Media Symposium, hosted by the Visual and Media Arts Department. The purpose of this symposium is to create an occasion for graduate students to formally present media-based work to each other, faculty members, and professional colleagues.

Redivider: Redivider is Emerson’s graduate-student-run national literary magazine. A journal of new literature, Redivider publishes work by new and established writers in all genres including poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and drama, along with reviews, interviews, and occasional recipes.Submissions are welcome year-round.

Theater Education Graduate Association: The Theater Education Graduate Association (TEGA) is dedicated to providing networking and professional development events for its graduate students, as well as building a strong theater education graduate community.

Writers of Color at Emerson: Writers of Color is a safe space for Emerson College creative writing graduate students. The goal of the organization to to bridge the gap between students of color, and the systemic oppression  historically embedded in MFA programs. Meetings consists of open mics,writing, and healing as a collective group.

Can’t find one that you want to join? No worries, if you have an idea for a group based on a program or topic not covered on this list, please email the GSA at GSAInfo@emerson.edu.


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