Your Biology Graduate Student Organization (BGSO) was created by a group of graduate students and officially sanctioned by the Student Activities Office in 2003. All graduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences are automatically members of the BGSO, and there are no membership fees. The BGSO board is currently comprised like a typical student organization, complete with president, vice president, treasurer, activities officers, recruitment officers, outreach officer, etc.

Our Aim

  • To provide a forum of expression for student opinion.
  • To provide a mechanism for discussion and enactment of student decisions.
  • To provide for opportunities for social interaction among graduate students.
  • To foster social, intellectual, and institutional links with faculty.
  • To promote social, institutional, and intellectual links with graduate students in other departments.

View the BGSO Constitution here for details on policies and procedures.







Upcoming BGSO Events (Fall 2023)

Science, Pumpkins, and Pie Oh my! - October 27th from 6:30-8:00 PM in McCourtney Hall B01

AWIS and BGSO are hosting a halloween event on October 27th from 6:30-8:00 PM in McCourtney Hall B01 where we will be painting pumpkins and eating fall themed snacks! RSVP here.

Upcoming Defense Dates (Fall 2023)


Upcoming Departmental Seminars (Fall 2023)

Dr. Irene Newton - Tuesday, November 7th at 4:00 PM in 283 Galvin Auditorium

Dr. William Anderegg - Tuesday, November 14th at 4:00 PM in 283 Galvin Auditorium

Links to Other Upcoming Seminars and Events