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Resources and Organizations

Organizations that support diverse engineering graduate student populations:

Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Society

The Biomedical Engineering Graduate Student Society is motivated to improve academic and research life, aid in professional development, and strengthen departmental culture in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Graduate Engineering Council

GEC aims to represent the interests of the graduate engineers at The University of Texas at Austin. The GEC fulfills this purpose, serving as a liaison between the Office of the Dean of Engineering, the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies and graduate engineers in the College of Engineering.

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Graduate Student Assembly

The University of Texas at Austin Graduate Student Assembly aims to serve as an advocate and official voice for graduate students.

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Graduates for Underrepresented Minorities (GUM)

GUM aims to create a supportive community among underrepresented minority graduate students. We strive to promote professional growth and provide leadership and outreach opportunities in Austin.

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Black Graduate Student Association

BGSA aims to empower and support black graduate students at UT. Through academic programming, professional development, community engagement, and social events, BGSA addresses the needs of black graduate students while also serving as a safe space for learning and discussion. Our goal is to inspire community and collaboration. Students of all majors and backgrounds are welcome.

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LatinX Graduate Student Association at UT Austin

LatinX Graduate Student Association (LGSA) at UT Austin represents, celebrates, & uplifts graduate students who identify as Latinx/a/o, Afro-Latinx/a/o, or Indigenous to the Americas.

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Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program

The Equal Opportunity in Engineering Program was established in 1970 to promote the recruitment and academic development of African American, Hispanic, and Native American Students interested in pursuing careers in engineering.

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Society of Women Engineers Graduate Committee

The Society of Women Engineers Graduate Committee at the University of Texas at Austin was started in the Fall of 2008 by Anne Silverman and Prinda Wanakule in response to the lack of events tailored to graduate women in engineering and computer science.

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Association for Women in Science at UT Austin

AWIS at UT strives to connect its members with women in STEM careers in Austin. They work closely with the Austin Association for Women in Science.

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Gender and Sexuality Center

The mission of the Gender and Sexuality Center (GSC) is to provide opportunities for all members of the UT Austin community to explore, organize, and promote learning around issues of gender and sexuality. The center also facilitates a greater responsiveness to the needs of women and the LGBTQIA+ communities through education, outreach, and advocacy.

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University Ombuds Office

The University Ombuds Office is here to listen to your concerns in a safe setting about life at the university and confidentially discuss interpersonal difficulties, university policies, university bureaucracy, and conflict resolution techniques.

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Anxiety and Stress Clinic

Using the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy, clinicians will teach stress management techniques and set implementable goals tailored to each person’s specific concerns.

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Counseling and Mental Health Center

The Counseling and Mental Health provides students counseling, psychiatric, consultation, and prevention services to promote mental health wellness.

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Family Friendly Policy

To aid graduate students who are starting families in balancing their scholarly and parenting responsibilities, the Cockrell School provides accommodation for childbirth, new-born care and adoption to qualifying graduate students.

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Diversity Counseling and Outreach Specialists

Diversity Counseling and Outreach Specialists provide counseling, support, and outreach for student populations with marginalized and underrepresented identities.

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