The School of Social Science, Policy & Evaluation is home to several student-led organizations that aim to enhance the graduate student experience through social events, speaker series, and expanded curricular offerings.
Student Advocacy Association
The Student Advocacy Association (SAA) is the liaison between students and faculty in the Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences (DBOS) and consists of student representatives from each area of concentration. Its mission is to support the students of DBOS while enriching the graduate school experience. SAA organizes a number of workshops, networking events, and social events throughout the year. For more information, contact us.
Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology
Psi Chi is an international honor society whose mission is to produce well-educated, ethical, and socially responsible members committed to contributing to the science and profession of psychology and to society in general. Psi Chi is committed to fostering collaborative research opportunities for fellow students and alumni as well as community volunteering and fundraising opportunities. For more information, contact the chapter.
DBOS Peer Mentoring Program
The Division of Behavioral & Organizational Sciences (DBOS) Peer Mentoring program aims to foster a network of students who are interested in and committed to engaging in mentor-protégé relationships. The program aims to support both incoming and current students in navigating the various decisions they face throughout graduate school and to help them take advantage of valuable professional development and other learning opportunities. For more information, contact DBOS Division Manager Linda Pillow.
The purpose of Positive Fridays (affectionately called “TGIPF” for short) is to build community and share research knowledge among the positive psychology master’s and doctoral students in CGU’s Division of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences. About one Friday a month during the academic year, faculty, students, and invited guests gather to discuss cutting-edge research and application in the field of positive psychology. For more information, contact us.
Taking place every two to three weeks, Social Socials are a balanced mix of basic and applied scientific presentations from local and visiting social psychologists as well as career development-oriented workshops and graduate student presentations. All with an interest in social psychology are welcome and lunch is provided. For more information, contact us.
Org Talks are discussions, presentations, and meetings designed to promote dialogue among students, researchers, and practitioners. Org Talks cover topics in organizational behavior, industrial & organizational psychology, positive organizational psychology, and evaluation. Anyone with an interest is welcome—our speakers include academics and practitioners, alumni, and visiting psychologists. Org Talks occur approximately once a month during the semester. For more information, contact us.
Cognitive Brown Bag Lunch
The Cognitive Brown Bag Lunch series began in 1970 when cognitive psychology faculty members began congregating over lunch to discuss research. The series has grown into a long-standing tradition featuring notable guest speakers as well as the latest in graduate student research in cognitive psychology. For more information on speakers and scheduling, contact us.