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Graduate Student Life

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Build your biology community

Being a graduate student is about so much more than academics. In the Department of Integrative Biology, there are several organizations where you can build a community of like-minded students while growing as a scientist and as a person.

Integrative Biology Graduate Student Association (IBGSA)

We are the official organization for graduate students affiliated with the Department of Integrative Biology at Oregon State University. While our research interests are varied, we share a common vision of camaraderie and expanding awareness of biological science.

Get involved with IBGSA 

Looking for other student organizations?

Search the list of more than 50 OSU-recognized organizations that welcome grad students.

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Engagement and leadership opportunities

The Graduate Student Ambassador program is designed to connect prospective students with current Oregon State graduate students. This program provides prospective and current graduate students with positive peer relationships that promote a more involved community on campus.

The Graduate Student Advisory Council (GSAC) provides a graduate student perspective on topics related to the graduate student experience. The GSAC serves as a focus group for the Graduate School, student affairs and other administrative units at Oregon State University.

Mental and emotional health and wellness

Graduate school can be a deeply rewarding experience, but many people may also find it stressful. In the Department of Integrative Biology, your mental health and wellbeing are a top priority. We hope to ensure that our graduate students all have the resources they need to flourish at Oregon State University.

Disability Access Services

Disability Access Services provides accommodations including alternative testing and classroom access, deaf and hard-of-hearing services and academic coaching to enhance student success at Oregon State University.