Graduate Student Action Network
The Graduate Student Action Network (GSAN, @GradAction on Twitter/Instagram) is a growing network of graduate students at over 50 schools in 30 U.S. 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 activism. 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 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).
Follow us here & on social media for updates from our working groups:
Grad Program Benefits Database: Create a public database of grad program benefits at universities across the country; equip student workers to fight for higher wages and better benefits through direct, collective action; and catalyze student worker unionization efforts.
Gender Equity: Advance access to reproductive healthcare and sex education; advocate for student parents and LGBTQIA+ students; and enact radical change to protect students from bullying, abuse, and exploitation.
Disability Justice and Antiracism: Advocate for disabled students; advocate for Black, Indigenous, and other historically underrepresented students. Sign up to attend our free Virtual Town Hall on Disability Justice in Higher Ed (Feb 25, 2023 at 10:30am-12pm PST), part of the 36th annual NAGPS National Conference.