Graduate Association

The Sociology Graduate Student Association (SGSA) is an organization that brings together the graduate students in the sociology department at UCLA. SGSA serves as an intermediary between graduate students and faculty in the department. Our primary goal is to represent student interests and concerns to the department so that we can improve the UCLA Sociology graduate student experience. In addition, we aim to organize graduate student social life and create an inclusive environment for every member of the department.

The 2018-2019 SGSA co-presidents are Nihal Kayali ( and Cory Mengual ( We welcome e-mails with any questions, concerns, or suggestions for how to further improve the graduate student experience in the department.