Campus Engagement

Graduate Student Diversity and Inclusion Events and Programs

Graduate Student Life regularly partners with campus units and graduate student organizations to plan events and programs to promote inclusion. Partners include the Center for Culture, Equity, and Empowerment (CCEE), LGBTQ+ Resources, Women and Gender Studies, Compliance, Diversity, and Ethics, Provost’s Office, Office of International Programs and Services, and the Black Graduate Student Association. Recent events include Building Community events, Perseverance and Success in Graduate School: A First Generation Student Perspective, #BlackInTheIvory: A Conversation with Graduate Students at Mason, Navigating the Academy as a Woman, Project Potluck: Black Graduate Student Research Exchange, and more.

To find out about upcoming events focused on diversity and inclusion, visit the Events page.


Student Organizations

Student organizations based around racial, ethnic, or cultural identities provide a valuable source of community and support for many graduate students.

The following list specifies the current identity-based registered student organizations for graduate students, as of Spring 2021. To learn more about them and how to get involved, find them on Mason 360.

  • Bangladeshi Graduate Students Association
  • Black Graduate Student Association
  • Indian Graduate Student Association
  • The Iranian Student Union

If you are interested in starting a graduate student organization, visit the Graduate Student Organizations page.