Sociology Graduate Student Association (SGSA)

The Sociology Graduate Student Association, (otherwise known as SGSA), is an organization that provides opportunities for graduate students in sociology at The Ohio State University to get involved outside of the classroom and supplement their knowledge with a diverse set of unique experiences.

Purposes of the Sociology Graduate Student Association (SGSA) at The Ohio State University:

  1. To promote communication among graduate students and between the students and faculty of the department.
  2. To promote the development of the intellectual and social interests shared by the graduate students.
  3. To act as a student advocate group to facilitate an exceptional learning environment for both students and faculty.

SGSA 1st Meeting

2023-2024 SGSA Officers:

PresidentRebecca Shankman

VP of Diversity and Inclusion - Candice Crutchfield

VP of Research - Mo Woods

VP of Student AffairsAkanne Torres Beltran

VP of Mentoring and Social LifeNahrissa Rush

VP of Teaching - Dawson Vosburg

VP of CommunicationMeagan Pendleton

Events include monthly meetings, several social activities each semester, working groups, and research training workshops. SGSA also coordinates the new graduate student mentoring program.

Research Workshops: SGSA hosts several student-led research workshops on quantitative and qualitative research techniques. These vary by semester and year based on demand and need.

Working Groups: Student-led, faculty-supported working groups provide support and instruction to students on a number of topics related to research and teaching,

Other Events:SGSA sponsors non-research workshops and events each semester. These events provide opportunities for social and extracurricular experiences.

SGSA 1st Meeting