HISTORY GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
The HGSA represents the interests of all graduate students in the History Department, both within the department and to the University as a member of the Graduate and Professional Student Senate. The HGSA provides a forum in which history graduate students can discuss academic, departmental, and professional development issues and concerns. It gives voice to student concerns by participating in some faculty meetings and on search committees. HGSA also participates in new student orientation and organizes a number of social activities throughout the year.
Duties of the Executive Committee include representing the HGSA at all GPSS meetings and events and on the department's Graduate Studies Committee, organizing events for the new student orientation and recruitment, sponsoring workshops and colloquia within the department, and general organizational concerns. HGSA members may contact any or all Executive Committee members with any questions, suggestions, or concerns.
GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL STUDENT SENATE
The GPSS is recognized by the University as the official voice of the graduate and professional student body. GPSS is composed of a core of elected officers and student representatives who connect graduate students with the larger university community. In addition, GPSS endeavors to link graduate students with the community surrounding USC. Representatives to GPSS are elected by their peers in their particular academic department, and meet regularly to address issues and concerns of the graduate and professional student population. GPSS allocates graduate and professional student programming fees to student organizations; appoints graduate and professional students to university committees; maintains a joint programming account to encourage cross-disciplinary programs; and maintains a volunteer account to encourage community service and volunteer activities. A fuller discussion of the GPSS can be found at their Web site, http://www.usc.edu/org/gpss/.
CENTER FOR FEMINIST RESEARCH
The Center for Feminist Research (CFR) is an Organized Research Unit and is affiliated with USC's Gender Studies Program. CFR was founded in 1987 to promote cross-disciplinary scholarship on gender by faculty and graduate/professional students throughout the university. The CFR sponsors a free luncheon lecture series that offers graduate students an opportunity to discuss new work by established and emerging scholars. CFR’s web site is at http://www.usc.edu/dept/cfr/. It provides links to other research groups and activist organizations.
GAY, LESBIAN, BI, TRANSGENDERED STUDENT ASSEMBLY
GLBTA provides a wide range of programming for all students regardless of their sexual orientation. Examples of such programs include a speakers' bureau, rap groups, lectures and forums, film festivals, dances, and receptions. GLBTA is an umbrella organization that oversees such groups as 'SC FLAG, Womyn's Rap, Men's Rap, University Rap, Out for Reel, SCOPE (Student COalition for Political Equality), Shades of Troy, and the Lambda Grads. The GLBTA office is located in Student Union room 202B. You can call the office as (213) 740-7619 or email them at email@example.com.
Haciendo Historia was founded in 2002 by a group of graduate students of color committed to the creation, growth, and advancement of a Chicano graduate historian community at the University of Southern California. Haciendo Historia's main goals are (1) The recruitment and retention of Chicana/o Latina/o graduate students and faculty in the Department of History; (2) Fostering community among our membership; (3) The development of academic professionalization; (4) Voicing Chicana/o/Latina/o graduate student concerns to the Department of History and other university affiliates; (5) Supporting innovative graduate student curricula; (6) Establishing interdisciplinary networks across campuses. Haciendo Historia is open to all graduate students in the Department of History, and in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Contact Rosina Lozano for more information.