Organizations and Services for Graduate Students

Art in the foyer of the Chemistry BuildingStudent Organizations

Graduate Student-Faculty Liaison Committee (GSFLC)
GSFLC bridges the gap between graduate students and faculty by bringing the two groups together through community events and pursuing initiatives to benefit the department. Members are elected each year to respresent each graduate path, first-year graduate students, postdocs, and faculty.

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)
The UW-Madison NOBCChE student chapter seeks to encourage students of color to pursue graduate and professional degrees in chemistry, chemical engineering, and other chemistry-related fields. Members participate in professional development through national conference presentations, networking, and community service activities. Contact chapter president Charnell Chasten at for more information.

Society for the Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
SACNAS is a society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science. Sign up for the organization's listserv by emailing

Students in Chemistry for Inclusive Representation (SCIRep)
SCIRep hosts student-led discussions about issues related to equity, diversity, and inclusion in graduate school. Monthly discussions are led by graduate student volunteers, and all graduate students, postdocs, staff, and faculty are invited to attend. Sign up for the SCIRep email list to receive information about upcoming meetings.

Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SA-ACS)
The department's ACS student chapter facilitates opportunities for students in the chemical sciences to become better acquainted, to promote the learning and advancement of chemistry, to obtain experience in preparing and presenting technical material before chemical audiences, to instill a professional pride in the chemical sciences, and to foster an awareness of the responsibilities and challenges that face the modern chemist.

UW-Madison Student Organizations
The Center for Leadership and Involvement (CfLI) promotes student involvement as an integral part of a university education. Working with university and community partners, including student group advisors, alumni, and national organizations, and through education on university resources, policies, and procedures, CfLI supports quality learning experiences outside of the classroom, and encourages active, thoughtful, involved community citizens.

Student Support Services

University Health Services (UHS)
UHS enhances learning and student success by promoting, protecting, and restoring health and well-being. UHS employs an integrated care model, combining a wide range of medical, mental health counseling, prevention, and wellness services to help support you as an individual student so that you can be personally and academically healthy and successful.

Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students Off
ice navigates and coordinates advocacy, intervention, prevention, and referral services for the university community. This office provides assistance and support to students who are experiencing various types of crises.

Academic Support Services

Writing Center
The Writing Center helps undergraduate and graduate students successfully complete course papers, theses, dissertations, and articles for publication in all sorts of academic disciplines. The center offers an extensive range of individual instruction, non-credit classes, writing tutors, and instructional materials.