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Graduate Social Research Society (GSRS)

Who We Are

The Graduate Social Research Society is an academic club designed to support the academic and professional goals of students enrolled in the Graduate Social Research Program at Hunter College.  We promote collegiality among students, faculty, staff, and alumni. We are dedicated to improving the overall success of our members through social events, workshops and field trips. Past and current students are welcomed to join and students are encouraged to share their ideas with the society.

Click here to read the official Constitution (2015) of the GSRS.

Current Officers

  • President Sandra Prieto
  • Vice President Laura Eisenhauer
  • Treasurer Madiha Wasti
  • Secretary Joanna Simonetti

Calendar of Events:

Stay in Touch



Newsletter & Updates

All students should subscribe to the GSR list-serv to receive important emails from the Graduate Social Research Program Advisor and from the GSRS.

Subscribe to the GSR List-Serv

1. Send an email to, with no subject line.
2. In the body of the email, write this one-line of text: subscribe gsr-l.

Contact Us

Email us at:

GSRS Office Hours:

Fall 2015
Hunter W1622
Thursday 6:30-7:30pm
Friday 11-12pm

Student Resources


How does it work if I want to take classes outside of the GSR program?
You can register for courses in other Graduate Hunter Departments. To do so, you must obtain permission from the Graduate Advisor of the Department you are interested in taking the course from, as well as from the Head of the program, Dr. Lune.
In addition, the CUNY Graduate Center offers courses that may be of interest to your studies. To register for a course here, you must obtain an electronic permit (E-permit).

Are there scholarships available?

The online resource is a great place to access information about scholarships and careers that pertain to sociology. There is a searchable database where you can filter by state, minimum GPA or other factors to find scholarships. The GSR does not have scholarships, but Hunter College has some limited options for partial tuition remission for new students.

Do you offer any financial assistance to members for travel?

Travel reimbursement for academic/professional events and/or conferences is available for eligible students. If you are planning to travel to a conference please reach out to the GSRS to get more details.

Where do you post notices?

Visit our bulletin board located inside the Sociology Department’s lounge (Hunter W 1633) for important information about GSRS events, activities, and meetings.

How can I find out more about jobs & internships?

Our mailing list is the best way to stay informed of unique career and internship opportunities that are available to GSR Students & Alumni.

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