The BSOS Dean’s Graduate Student Advisory Council (DGSAC) serves as a liaison between the College’s graduate students and the Dean's Office, and works to promote graduate students' interests and address related issues. DGSAC includes graduate student representatives from departments and programs across the College.

DGSAC has been active since 2011. Members address almost anything that affects the BSOS graduate student experience, including safety, transportation, research funding opportunities, and the unique needs of international students. The DGSAC chairperson facilitates involvement at the campus level, and attends meetings for both BSOS Directors of Graduate Studies and the BSOS Board of Visitors.

DGSAC Members


Event Series

Along with the group’s commitment to enhancing the graduate experience for BSOS students, the DGSAC also coordinates two annual event series:

Graduate Resources for the Outside World (GROW), which connects graduate students with alumni to discuss career issues; and BSOS Research Interaction Day for Graduate Students (BRIDGES), which centers on interdepartmental research.


Contact DGSAC

BSOS Events

Graduate School Events

Mental Health Resources (courtesy of DGSAC's Mental Health Committee)

UMD Resources for Graduate Students (courtesy of DGSAC's Diversity and International Student Committee)