Graduate Student Associations

Asian Students In Alliance (ASIA)

ASIA serves as a support network for graduate students of Asian descent through personal and professional development and serves as a promoter of diversity, justice, and collaboration within the USD community. 

For more information, please contact Linh Nguyen - 

Black Graduate Student Association (BGSA)

BGSA exists to support the academic, social, and career development of Black graduate students at the University of San Diego. The organization hosts an annual Holiday Book drive for children with cancer, sponsors various events pertaining to Black graduate students, and seeks to serve in a mentorship capacity for undergraduate students at the University of San Diego. 

For more information, please contact Tanisha-Jean Martin -

Graduate Business Student Association (GBSA)

GBSA is an organization for students - and led by students. We represent the graduate business students, promote career and professional development, facilitate camaraderie and enhance student life at the University of San Diego. We host events that support all these efforts, including: faculty versus student kickball games, club open houses, happy hours, beach days, community service activities and other culture enhancing events. We are made up of an executive board and general members. 

For more information, please contact - or visit The Graduate Business Student Association Facebook Page

Graduate Nursing Student Association (GNSA)

The purpose of the Graduate Nursing Student Association (GNSA) is to foster a communal relationship between School of Nursing and USD. GNSA serves to build and maintain a strong Nursing Community, advocate for student issues, and act as an intermediary between students and administration. We aim to enhance professional growth and community service by funding mission trips and funding requests for research, as well as empower students to explore healthcare issues in the community and other ways to improve. 

For more information, please contact - or visit The Graduate Nursing Student Association's Website

Graduate Student Council (GSC)

In support of the University of San Diego's mission and values, the GSC serves the University of San Diego graduate student communities. The GSC promotes opportunities for connection, addresses graduate student issues, and enriches a diverse, inclusive, and engaged community.

For more information, please contact - or visit The Graduate Student Council's Website

Management Consulting Association (MCA)

The Management Consulting Association (MCA) facilitates in bridging the gap between consulting industry and graduate students. The club is instrumental in providing perspective to students through real world problems that management consultants deal within their respective careers. MCA also trains graduate students to become successful management consultants through mentorship programs, consulting projects, and case competitions. 

For more information, please contact - or visit

Masters of Arts in International Relations Graduate Student Association (MAIR GSA)

The University of San Diego’s Master of Arts in International Relations Graduate Student Association (MAIR GSA) acts as a representative body for MAIR graduate students in matters affecting graduate student life and affairs. MAIR GSA serves to increase the sense of community and alumni support within the MAIR program and to enhance value of the education and networking opportunities for MAIR students and alumni. 

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National Association of Women MBAs (NAWMBA)

The purpose of NAWMBA shall be to support the business, professional, and leadership goals of students and alumni from the University of San Diego. This club is dedicated to empowering female business professionals, to assisting women into leadership positions in business, and to enhancing the diversity of the workforce worldwide. Women within the MBA program at University of San Diego are encouraged to join, however any professionally-minded student from the university shall be allowed to join. 

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Social Innovation Student Alliance 

To enhance and empower students and the local community in social innovation ventures on a local, national, and global scale. Support the Masters in Social Innovation (MASI) program while adding value to the overall academic and co-curricular experience at the University of San Diego. Actively contribute to the sustainable growth and improvement of the Social Innovation program, helping to lay a blueprint for future cohorts. 

For more information, please contact Leslie Willis -

SocialPreneur Society

The SocialPreneur Society are creative innovators who collaboratively provoke intellectual disruption. We recognize the need for social change. We create intellectual disturbance by thought-provoking movements and events to spark innovation. 

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SOLES Graduate Student Association (SGSA)

The mission of SGSA is to support the development of a professional, scholastic, and social community in the School of Leadership and Education Sciences (SOLES) through two avenues. (1) Scholarship and professional development: increasing awareness of, and participation in professional associations, conferences, certifications, and workshops, providing a vehicle for student input into programs and policies, and partnering with administration to improve alumni connections. (2) Cooperative community building: sponsoring social events, acting as a liaison between students, faculty, and administration, advocating for student representation in program planning, staff/faculty hiring, and in the greater USD community, and offering networking opportunities to form connections among students, faculty, and staff. 

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Student Bar Association (SBA)

The SBA is the student government of the School of Law. SBA members act as the official student representatives and advocate or student interests on many different issues. The SBA is responsible for appointing student representatives to the various law school and university committees. The main goal of the SBA is to represent and serve the student body. To that end, it must determine what university events and issues affect law students, ensure that law students are represented on those issues, and advocate their interests. 

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USD Family Business Club

The USD Family Business Club works to connect and support students who come from, or are interested in family business. The purpose of this club is to bring together a community of representatives involved in family business from different market sectors: manufacturing, medical devices, beverages, logistics, etc. Our goal is to create dynamic ties that work to support the family business community and facilitate future growth. 

For more information, please contact Patricio Keegan - 

USD Unity in LGBT

The USD Unity in LGBT club works to connect and support LGBT students and create a network of allies, irrespective of their orientation and background who can support the club's mission. 

For more information, please contact Himanshu Goswami -

Venture Hub - Bring Your Ideas to Life

The purpose of the club is to create a full interactive experience among students who are interested in entrepreneurship providing them an opportunity to learn and build real projects and companies. 

For more information, please contact David Jimenez -