Student Life

The Boston University Medical Campus is located in Boston’s South End, a historic neighborhood famous for its elegant Victorian brownstones and vibrant community, surrounded by shops, restaurants, nightlife and a thriving arts community. GMS students find limitless opportunities both on and off campus.  Our Student Advisory Board oversees Student Life.


Resources for Student Organization Leaders

All student groups planning an event MUST submit the Student Event Request form (1 below) at least 2 weeks prior to the event. GMS will be able to assist you best by early planning.  We can also assist with advertising  (form 2).

  1. Student Event Request Form
  2. GMS News and Event Submission form
  3. Guidelines for Financial Reimbursement for Alcohol and Food at GMS Events

Interested in starting a new group?  Reach out to Kimberly Arena (

Biomedical PhD Student Organization (BPSO)

The Biomedical PhD Student Organization (BPSO) aims to build and strengthen the community among PhD programs at BUMC  and to cultivate camaraderie among Biomedical Science PhD students.

Graduate Medical Sciences Student Organization (GMSSO)

The Graduate Medical Sciences Student Organization (GMSSO) organizes volunteer and social events in addition to advocating for the student population.

Minority and International Scientists Organization (MISO)

The Minority and International Scientists Organization provides a supportive and enriched environment to the diverse population of Boston University scientists via various social and academic events.

Science and Technology in Public Policy (STEPUP)

The Science and Technology in Public Policy group at Boston University is committed to fostering a community of scientists engaged in public policy.

Women’s Professional Development Committee (WPDC)

The Women’s Professional Development Committee provides a supportive space to host professional development opportunities for graduate-level women in science at Boston University through establishing and cultivating a network of exemplary mentorship with women in a diversity of scientific careers.

Groups at Charles River Campus

Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE)

Graduate Women in Science and Engineering » Boston University

Graduate Student Organization (GSO)

Graduate Student Organization 

Underrepresented Graduate Student Organization (UGSO)

Underrepresented Graduate Student Organization and Facebook