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) 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. The core function of GSAN is to facilitate communication and resource/knowledge sharing between student leaders and advocates at schools across the U.S. This entails: 

In the past, we have also helped organize major campaigns like the Oct 6, 2022 Day of Action (local news coverage, national news coverage) and events like the Feb 25, 2023 Virtual Town Hall on Disability Justice in Higher Ed with partners like the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) and the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS). However, we do not run any recurring/annual events or campaigns—GSAN initiatives are organized democratically, on a case-by-case basis, by our members and leadership, according to their capacity and engagement.  

Any student is welcome to join GSAN using the join button below. After signing up, you will be invited to join our Discord server, attend our quarterly Zoom meetings, access our collection of example bargaining materials (slides, reports), and vote in our collective decision-making processes (one person, one vote).