Associated Students of the Graduate Division

The Associated Students of the Graduate Division (ASGD) is the officially recognized student government of graduate students at UC San Francisco. ASGD functions to create a sense of community among graduate students; to represent the needs of the diverse body of graduate students and to advocate for their rights and interests; and to promote career and professional development for graduate students.


ASGD holds monthly meetings to discuss issues that affect graduate students and develops plans to address these issues. The group sponsors a variety of events and activities throughout the academic year — at both the Mission Bay and Parnassus campuses — that promote inter-program networking, collaboration, and career development. ASGD also provides financial support to graduate students to attend conferences and allocates funding to registered campus organizations for their student-centered activities as well.

Students enrolled in the following PhD and master's programs associated with the Graduate Division are members of ASGD and should take advantage of the services the group offers:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (TETRAD) Global Health Sciences
Bioengineering History of Health Sciences
Biological and Medical Informatics Medical Anthropology
Biomedical Sciences Neuroscience
Biophysics Nursing (PhD degree program only)
Cell Biology (TETRAD) Oral and Craniofacial Sciences
Chemistry and Chemical Biology Pharmaceutical Sciences and Pharmacogenomics
Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Sociology
Epidemiology and Translational Science Translational Medicine
Genetics (TETRAD)  


Note that students in the Nursing MEPN and MS programs and Physical Therapy programs (also offered by the Graduate Division) are represented by the Associated Students of the School of Nursing and the Associated Students of Physical Therapy, respectively. ALL students at UCSF are also represented by the Graduate and Professional Students' Association (GPSA). Read an article about recent changes in student government at UCSF.

For more information about the ASGD, visit their website.