GMS Student Organizations
The GMS student organizations are overseen by an advisory board consisting of representatives from the master’s and PhD programs, faculty, staff, and members of our respective student groups. They ensure that all of our GMS organizations center around the three pillars of: Community & Service, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Professional Development.
- 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.
- BU Biotech Consulting Club (BBCC) The BU Biotech Consulting Club is for advance degree students at Boston University to work on case studies in life sciences and biotech, and provide career development toward the consulting industry.
- 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.
- Student Advisory Board
The GMS Student Advisory Board meets a few times per semester to discuss pressing issues with the GMS Staff that impact all graduate student life at BUMC.
- Student Wellness Committee (SWC)
The Student Wellness Committee provides wellness resources and activities in collaboration with GMS Student Affairs and other MED campus Student Affairs offices to all GMS students.
- 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.
Non-GMS Sponsored Groups on Medical Campus
Groups/Resources on Charles River Campus
- Boston University Postdoctoral Affairs (BU PDA)
- Graduate Student Organization (GSO)
- Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (GWISE)
- Underrepresented Graduate Student Organization (UGSO)
- Boston University’s Queer Activist Collective, “Q”
- Center for Gender, Sexuality & Activism (CGSA)
Interested in starting a new group?
Submit the New Student Organization Application to Student Affairs (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Resources for Student Organization Leaders
Each student organization will be provided a staff or faculty member to act as a liaison to facilitate events and planning. Please review the guidelines that clarify the Professional Relationship Between Liaison and Student Organization.
Student Organization Events
All student organizations planning an event MUST submit the Student Organization Event Request Form at least 2 weeks prior to the event. GMS will be able to assist you best by early planning. If your group would like an event advertised, please fill out our GMS News and Event Submission Form.
All student organizations hosting an event must adhere to the Guidelines for Presence of Alcohol at Student Events & Financial Reimbursement for Alcohol and Food.
All student organizations will participate in an allocation meeting in the spring semester to propose a budget for the upcoming school year. Each student organization will complete the Student Organization Budget Document in advance and submit it to GMS Student Affairs (email@example.com). When creating a budget proposal, student organizations are required to include estimated room reservation costs. These costs can be found in the Room Reservation Estimates Document.
Allocation meetings will include the following representatives:
- GMS Student Affairs Office representative
- Current student organization President and Treasurer
- Future student organization President and Treasurer (if applicable)
- Helpful presentations and resources from Student Financial Services
Physical, Emotional and Behavioral Wellness