Graduate Student Organizations

How to Join

Check out our most updated list of undergraduate student organizations below. If you find an organization that you are interested in joining, email sle@usfca.edu so we can get you connected. 

Organization Types

Academic, Honorary, and Professional
Cultural, International, Religious, and Spiritual
Media and Performing Arts
Political, Service, and Special Interest

Academic, Honorary, and Professional

AIS Student Chapter organization encourages the pursuit of information systems excellence within the University of San Francisco, School of Management; offers information systems career and technology information to its members; and provides networking opportunities to those interested in information systems.

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The Entrepreneurship Club coordinates all student groups and activities that serve the entrepreneurial interests of the USF SOM student body. Entrepreneurship Club focuses on lean startup tactics, innovation, technology and all aspects of being an entrepreneur. Competitions, company visits, pitch nights, workshops and guest speakers are some of the many activities that we offer. EClub aims to support and inspire an entrepreneurial methodology in students as a potential future startup founder or employee, investor, adviser, corporate partner, or corporate intrapreneur.

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The Graduate Business Association is a student-run organization that serves as an advocate for students in order to enhance the MBA experience at USF. We promote a vibrant educational community for students by supporting the USF MBA clubs, advancing alumni relations, and hosting both social and professional events.

The goal of GNA is to connect graduate-level nursing students to one another, encourage collaboration and connectedness as a professional team, provide academic and social support, and ultimately develop professionally through networking and educational endeavors.

The USF School of Education Graduate Student Association (GSA) is a student body that represents and serves all credential, master’s and doctoral level students currently enrolled in the School of Education (SOE). The GSA is organized in order to:

  • Represent and serve all SOE students, as per the mission statements of the School of Education and the University
  • Provide a leadership forum for all SOE students
  • Act as liaison among students, faculty, and administration of the School of Education
  • Promote and facilitate scholarly activities for fellow SOE students
  • Provide a forum for students’ concerns and suggestions
  • Network with SOE alumni

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The purpose of this club is to foster community and support among the graduate students in the MFA program at USF, provide support after graduation, and to connect with the greater literary community in the Bay Area.

The aim of this organization is: to provide a platform for students to collaborate across cohorts, Network with alumni, informatics professionals from the industry, and to create an avenue for knowledge transfer of soft and hard skills required to excel in this field.

The University of San Francisco School of Management's Marketing Club offers MBA students opportunities to network with marketing professionals in the Bay Area and allows students to gain consulting experience in the marketing field through our many partnerships.

MSGA aims to promote and facilitate scholarly and professional development activities; to provide a leadership program for all USF Museum Studies Graduate students; and to foster an awareness of museum exhibitions, current events, and programs within USF Museum Studies graduate students, the USF community, and the broader Bay Area community.

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The purpose of OC GNA is to (1) connect current graduate nursing students to the greater community of USF and Orange County, (2) support current graduate nursing students in their studies and career goals and aid in their personal and professional development, and (3) network with professionals in healthcare. 

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The purpose of the Population Health Sciences Student Association shall be to create a sense of community and solidarity within the MPH, MSBH, and MSHI Programs while coinciding with the USF mission and Jesuit character. The PHSSA will work towards its goals by developing professional and social relationships among the current University of San Francisco (USF) public health students and alumni and other public health practitioners. It will also serve to encourage and promote community involvement by association members, and to stimulate interest and advance in the profession of public health.

The purpose of this association is to create an organized group in which students will have opportunities to collaborate within their network as School Counselors.

Student Affairs Professional Association (SAPA) is an organization that fosters the holistic development of student affairs professionals by bridging
academic, practical, and personal experiences. Through networking and support, the organization aims to provide opportunities to enhance relationships
between students, alumni, faculty, and staff.

The mission of the Student Society for Pediatric Nursing (SSPN) at the University of San Francisco is to foster the transformation from student nurse to a professional pediatric nurse through the development of leadership, innovation, and service. SSPN aims to promote and organize participation in community affairs and activities towards a pediatric nursing profession including, but not limited to, professional shadowing, volunteer work, and round tables with current professionals. SSPN embraces a diverse, socially responsible learning community with exemplary academic rigor, service to the community, and mentorship to enhance our students’ education to change the face of health care.

The purpose of the Women in Business club is to build a supportive network of women at the University of San Francisco’s School of Management that focuses on empowerment, enhances professional and leadership development, facilitates discussions, and provides the opportunity to make lasting connections through informal gatherings, networking events, coffee chats, activities, and workshops. This purpose does not contradict the University’s mission or its Catholic, Jesuit character.

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The purpose of this organization is to highlight, discuss, and bring together
diversity among Economics at USF. As a field that has been slow to gain diversity in some of its higher positions, as a group, we aim to bring together and foster the connections of the diverse students in this field, both at the graduate and undergraduate level. We want to provide a community and open forum to discuss upcoming research, interesting topics in the field, provide sustainable networks of current students and alumni, and highlight the lens of understanding that diversity can bring economic thinking.

Cultural, International, Religious, and Spiritual

The mission of the Students of Color Group is to foster an enriched and supportive educational experience for all students, staff, faculty, and community members. This graduate student organization seeks to create a support network to encourage each other's academic, professional, and personal growth. The group aims to create a safe space to stimulate open and honest dialogue by examining daily challenges faced as students of color in the field of psychology at USF. We want to present a variety of professional activities and opportunities that consist of engaging discussions, interactive workshops, scholarship, and mentorship to foster a supportive space for students of color to reflect on their experiences. Lastly, we want to facilitate an inclusive space to embrace and celebrate diversity and our success as we step into the professional field of clinical psychology.

Media and Performing Arts

The purpose of this organization is to maintain and run the online journal of the MFA in Writing Program. Invisible City accepts submissions during spring and fall, edits and publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. 

The purpose of SF Sport Marketing Association is to 1) educate and prepare our members for the constantly evolving field of marketing and communications, 2) provide internships and valuable opportunities for our members to practice and develop their skills and 3) promote economic development by providing marketing and consulting services for sport-related businesses and athletes within the Bay Area.

Political, Service, and Special Interest

The mission of the PsyD Student Union is to support students in promoting the evolution of the field and practice of clinical psychology by supporting and facilitating innovative programs and community partnerships that serve traditionally underserved and marginalized communities through excellence in research, clinical practice, and systems development. By promoting student engagement, supporting the unique needs of all students, facilitating resources, developing professional networks, and advocating within the university, the PsyD Student Union will create a network of psychologists who are passionately championing the cause of improving access to mental health services for individuals and organizations across the boundaries of economic, physical, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual issues. This purpose does not contradict the University’s mission or its Catholic, Jesuit character.

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The purpose of this student organization is to provide support, resources, and community to USF MFT graduate students. We will serve as advocates for MFT graduate students to the USF community. We will supply MFT graduate students with an open forum where they can share their concerns and suggestions and bridge the gap between students and the USF administration. We will also provide opportunities for professional and social development and community involvement.

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The overall mission of the NSC is to provide a unified voice for students with a focus on promoting and improving the MNA program at The University of San Francisco. The NSC provides a vehicle for student perspectives, ideas, and a means of promoting events on behalf of the student body. The NSF club will promote co-curricular activities pertinent to the nonprofit field as well as support and encourage collaboration with other nonprofit professionals. The mission and purposes of this club do not contradict the University’s mission or its Catholic, Jesuit character.

This organization, Pen to Power, serves the purpose to build community while valuing progress among MFA writers who are interested in social justice issues related to POC, LGBTQIA, the criminal justice system, feminism, classism, immigration, poverty/homelessness, environmental issues, etc.