• Holi 2019 Celebration. ISA.

  • Women in Stem Painting event

  • Deshain Night 2019. NSA

  • Nowruz 2019. IRSA

The Graduate Student Senate can officially endorse organizations in order to provide resources on campus. The GSS can reserve space on campus and assist in publicizing the group. The basic requirements for recognition are at least 75% grad student membership and the submission of a mission statement or constitution at a Senate meeting.

Do you have any questions regarding GSS recgonized clubs? Contact Miki Beach, GSS Vice-President, at miki.beach@uvm.edu.

Career Mobility Committee (CMC)

The purpose of the CMC is to provide graduate students and postdoctoral trainees/fellows with advice and skill-building resources that will help them gain access to non-academic STEM-field careers while providing information about what opportunities lie outside of academia. While the focus of the group is STEM, these skills/advice are transferrable and applicable to other fields. Our events consist mainly of monthly seminars during the academic year and an annual STEM workshop. Please feel free to contact us with speaker requests or workshop ideas at mobility@uvm.edu or visit the CMC website for more information.

English Gradute Student Association (EGSA)

The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) is a graduate student group sponsored by the Graduate Student Senate for the overall enrichment of student life in the English department. Its aim is to provide resources, information, advocacy, and programming that foster professional development opportunities and a sense of community. Recent events include faculty panels on Ph.D. applications, how to apply to and attend academic conferences, research strategies, and publishing in academia. In February 2020, EGSA held its first annual English Graduate Student Symposium featuring three panels on the theme “Undisciplining, Unstructuring, and Unsettling the Canon.” Contact uvmegsa@gmail.com or visit their instagram for more details. 

Indian Students' Association (ISA)

The ISA is a group of Graduate and Undergraduate students of Indian origin studying at UVM. The primary goal of ISA is to help the incoming students settle down in the community. The association thrives to create a social network of the Indian community on campus and provide them with an opportunity to continue enjoying Indian customs and traditions while being away from home. It also organizes cultural as well as social events all year around and participates in various activities organized by the University. Along with other national as well as international student organizing bodies, it contributes to the vast diversity on campus. This website provides instructions on preparatory travel arrangements, housing facilities, student finances and tips for getting familiar with the great city of Burlington. If you have any questions, you can contact us directly. You can contact us at isa@uvm.edu or check out our ISA website.

Nepali Students Association (NSA)

Nepali Students Association is a UVM student community focused on bringing the students together to celebrate, share and preserve Nepali culture within the UVM and the Burlington community. The primary purpose of the Nepali Students Association is to provide a platform for displaying Nepali culture and heritage by organizing various socio-cultural events each year. We would like to sponsor events which include the celebration of cultural festivals with the wider UVM community, and periodic activities that encourage new and current students to foster relations and friendship among each other, while helping them integrate with the American way of life. Check out our NSA website or contact us at nsa@uvm.edu.

Materials Research Society

The UVM Chapter of the Materials Research Society supports interdisciplinary materials research and spans the fields of physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering and more. Their mission is to organize outreach programs, develop their materials research community at UVM, and provide professional development and networking opportunities. More information about UVM MRS can be found at their website.

oSTEM @ Vermont

oSTEM’s purpose is to provide professional and academic development, support, and community to members of the LGBTQ+ graduate community at UVM. LGBTQ+ members of STEM disciplines often face marginalization with the broader scientific community. By working with the UVM Prism Center and with graduate students and professors in STEM departments across campus, oSTEM @ Vermont will empower LGBTQ+ members to network with other scientists, find community support, and access professional development resources. Join the oSTEM @ Vermont listserv or visit the oSTEM @ Vermont Facebook page for more information.

Rubenstein Graduate Student Association (RGSA)

The goals of the RGSA are: to promote the interests and welfare of RSENR graduate students; to serve as a commons for all RSENR graduate students to provide input on RSENR policy, curriculum, and operation; to serve as a conduit of information relevant to graduate education in RSENR and UVM; to promote an intellectual and social community of graduate education; and to sponsor opportunities for academic and professional development among its members. You can reach us at rgsa@uvm.edu.

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

The purpose of the UVM SACNAS chapter is to cultivate an inclusive and diverse community of graduate and undergraduate students from underserved backgrounds interested in pursuing careers in STEM. As a SACNAS chapter at UVM, our main goal is to create accessible career-building opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs through student-led events such as cross-disciplinary networking, community outreach, graduate school workshops, and academic support. By fostering a community-driven by cultural and intellectual values, the ultimate goal of our chapter is to promote unique perspectives across UVM and the wider SACNAS community. For questions about joining, you can reach us at uvmsacnas@gmail.com.

UVM Cellular Agriculture Club

UVM CAC aims to Raise awareness about Cellular Agriculture at UVM, organize workshops and seminars on funding and job opportunities in this field, hold discussions on the future of food and advocate for decreasing the negative effects of climate change and reducing animal suffering. The club membership ranges from STEM majors to those in Busniess, English, and Public Health. Events include Introduction to Cellular Agriculture and workshops by industry experts. 

Women in STEM

The Women in STEM Network is a graduate student-led group with an emphasis on community building. Our goals are to connect women in STEM fields at the University of Vermont, form allies across campus, and learn from the experiences of other women in a variety of science-related careers and career stages. We seek to empower members to overcome the challenges women face in STEM fields by improving professional skills and creating a network of community members that extend beyond UVM. You can contact us at Women.in.STEM@uvm.edu.