Graduate Student Action Network

The GSAN logo: green flames extend from a graduation cap that reads, "GSAN"

About Us

The Graduate Student Action Network (GSAN, @GradAction on Twitter/Instagram) is a growing network of graduate students at over 50 schools in 30 states, started in June 2022 in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson. Members include grad student government and union representatives, officers of campus advocacy groups and clubs, and other students passionate about defending their peers' rights. GSAN’s goal is to empower students to make and demand change for reproductive justice, LGTBQIA+ rights, wages and healthcare, anti-racism, climate justice and sustainability, anti-Imperialism and Indigenous struggles, and more, through student organization and mobilization. GSAN collaborates with partners including the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) and chapter leaders of nationwide med student and law student advocacy groups. Any U.S.-based student is welcome to join GSAN using the join button below.

Follow us here & on social media to see updates coming soon from our working groups:

  • Grad Stipends and Healthcare: Create resources and provide training to help grad students fight for higher wages and better benefits.

  • Gender Equity: Advance access to reproductive healthcare and sex education; advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights; advocate for student parents.

  • Disability and Racial Justice: Advocate for disabled students; advocate for Black, Indigenous, and other historically underrepresented students.