The Graduate Scholars Program (GSP): Thriving in the Academy Series provides first-year and second-year doctoral students from diverse backgrounds with an advanced doctoral student mentor, a targeted orientation to campus resources, professional development opportunities, and networking events across campus and with visiting scholars. The Graduate Division appreciates the collaboration and financial support of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Interested in joining the Graduate Scholars Program: Thriving in the Academy Series as a scholar or mentor? Contact our Assistant Director of Diversity Initiatives.

Our Mission
Mentorship and Support

The UCSB Graduate Scholars Program: Thriving in the Academy Series mission is to provide a community of diverse doctoral scholars with the academic, professional, and social support systems that will allow them to gain educational and personal success. The ultimate goal is not only to diversify the academic and professional world but also to realize our potential as an inclusive society.

GSP is a comprehensive program designed to provide support, mentoring, and services for incoming graduate students from populations that are traditionally underrepresented in the academy. These groups include under-represented minorities, first-generation college students, students who identify as LGTBQ, women in departments with less than 25 percent women enrolled, DACA students, graduate students who are parents, veterans or military dependents, students with disabilities, or any other students from non-traditional backgrounds.

Support, Connections, and Services

The UCSB Graduate Scholars Program: Thriving in the Academy Series is a comprehensive program designed to provide support, mentoring, and services for incoming graduate students from populations that are traditionally underrepresented in the academy.

 

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Mentoring Families

The foundation of the Graduate Scholars Program: Thriving in the Academy Series are the “mentoring families."

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Spotlights

Mentors and scholars share the impact of the program on their graduate school experience.

Beyond Academia networking

Professional Development

Graduate Scholars have direct access to academic and professional development activities throughout the year.

Expand your horizons and your networks at UCSB