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:
- To promote communication among graduate students and between the students and faculty of the department.
- To promote the development of the intellectual and social interests shared by the graduate students.
- To act as a student advocate group to facilitate an exceptional learning environment for both students and faculty.
2023-2024 SGSA Officers:
President - Rebecca Shankman
VP of Diversity and Inclusion - Candice Crutchfield
VP of Research - Mo Woods
VP of Student Affairs - Akanne Torres Beltran
VP of Mentoring and Social Life- Nahrissa Rush
VP of Teaching - Dawson Vosburg
VP of Communication - Meagan 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.