Student Groups

Multiple graduate student groups are available at Emory. Many programs also have their own program-based student group.

Division Student Advisory Committee (DSAC)

This committee consists of a representative from each of the eight graduate programs and is charged with working with the GDBBS Director to address student concerns and other issues. In addition, they sponsor regular student functions that help build a sense of community and interactions among and between programs. A major activity is organizing and hosting the annual GDBBS Student Research Symposium each spring. Contact the GDBBS Assistant Director of Student Affairs for more information, go to, or visit the DSAC website.

GDBBS Involved in Volunteerism (GIVE)

This graduate student organization fosters civic responsibility and engagement from the GDBBS community through outreach activities organized by faculty, staff, and students. The activities planned by this organization hope to foster a spirit of altruism and the development of a deeper connection within our communities by donating our time, efforts, talents, leadership, and service skills. Visit the GIVE website for more information.

GDBBS Bridge International Network (GBIN)

GDBBS Bridge International Network (GBIN) is to provide essential support for international PhD students in the field of biomedical and biological sciences, focusing on career development, networking opportunities, and community support. GBIN aims to share knowledge about navigating funding, job search, and VISA applications for international PhD in biological and biomedical sciences; enrich the community by hosting panels and networking events for academic and career development specific to international PhD students; and promote social gatherings for cultural exchange and community building. Visit the GBIN website for more information or sign up here.

Emory Science Advocacy Network (EScAN)

Provides a forum for graduate students interested in science policy and advocacy to stay informed, discuss current issues facing the biomedical field, and to determine what we, as scientists in training, can do to support robust federal funding of biomedical research (

Emory Advanced Degree Consulting Club

This student organization’s mission is to help Emory graduate students prepare for interviews and start careers in management consulting (

Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

The Black Graduate Student Association is dedicated to the enhancement of the graduate experience for African-American students and students of African descent at Emory University. They welcome the participation of other students as well. The organization has been established to serve as a foundation for building unity, support, and academic excellence among these students as well as the greater Emory community. The association will accomplish these goals by designing experiences that focus on, but are by no means limited to: recruitment; the transition from undergraduate to graduate school; academic support; and opportunities for fellowship, service, and activism. You can find more information on the BGSA website (

Latinx Graduate Student Association (LGSA)

The mission of the LGSA is to build, sustain, and connect the @Latin community at Laney Graduate School, at Emory University, as well as the greater Atlanta area.

The LGSA intends to create community and awareness through monthly “Cafecitos,” invited speakers, reading groups, faculty/student networking, undergraduate mentoring, academic conferences and social gatherings. More information can be found at

Emory Chapter of SACNAS

SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. Founded in 2017, the Emory chapter seeks to connect students with resources in the context of their immediate community through seminars, professional development events, and fostering relationships with our national organization (

Emory LGBTQ Graduate Student Coalition

The Office of LGBT Life Staff advises the LGBTQ Graduate Student coalition through programmatic support, collaborations and partnerships, and navigating institutional policies. Learn more about the LGBTQ Graduate Coalition on their Facebook Page. 

Outdoor Emory

Outdoor Emory sends an average of one trip per weekend to destinations around the Southeast. Trips range from backpacking to caving, hiking, skiing, rafting, zip lining, and more. All trips are substantially subsidized and all inclusive (tents, transportation, food), which enables members to save money while enjoying the outdoors. (