Student Organizations

Biomedical Graduate Student Organization

The Biomedical Graduate Student Organization (BGSO) seeks to unite biomedical graduate students pursuing master's and doctoral degrees in various biomedical graduate programs in the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, with the ultimate goal of enriching the student experience and promoting career and professional development.

BGSO was created by biomedical graduate students to represent and address the unique needs of all biomedical graduate students at Case Western Reserve University. In discussions with students, we have identified many important issues affecting student quality of life and educational training. We are committed to ensuring there is strong communication from the administration. BGSO will work with students and administrators to improve awareness about issues via newsletters, social media, and relevant seminars. 

BGSO is committed to creating social opportunities to allow students to create a supportive peer network. We are in regular communication with graduate department leadership and are committed to sharing student concerns whether they regard equity in academia, curriculum, training opportunities, or university resources. We hold regular general assembly meetings and social events. 

What We Do

  • Promote social and professional interaction between graduates and professionals of the School of Medicine
  • Ease the transition into graduate school
  • Connect students with appropriate university resources
  • Advocate for the ever changing needs of students

Minority Graduate Student Organization

The Minority Graduate Student Organization (MGSO) was formed in 2001 to foster student group identity and shared values. The MGSO meets once a month to discuss members' research experiences and future goals. We also invite faculty to discuss their research and career development.

To learn more about our programs, see our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence page.

Graduate Student Council

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) is the university-wide governing body from all graduate students at CWRU. They have a variety of ways to get involved, and have many programs throughout the year dedicated to the experience and development of graduate students.