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Student Life and Community Outreach

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Network (GLBTN)

The mission of MD Anderson GLBTN is to establish a network of individuals who will identify the issues and concerns of GLBT employees and students, focusing on MD Anderson’s core values and mission.

See intranet page: inside.mdanderson.org/about-mdacc/glbt/index.html

PhD Comics

Newspaper and Web comic strip about graduate student life. Check it out.

Social Events

The Student Affairs Office hosts a number of social events that are organized to bring together educational trainees of all levels throughout the institution to provide networking opportunities in an informal setting.

Events include:

  • Spring Fling
  • Happy Hours
  • Ice Cream Socials
  • Fall Fiesta

Student Governance

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) provides a student forum for discussion of common needs, works cooperatively with the faculty and administration to build a recognized and respected institution and develops student fellowship and social activities.

Representation on the Joint Student Affairs Council (JSAC)
The JSAC exists to assess student needs and improve student services.

Representation on the MD Anderson Alumni and Faculty Association Steering Committee

This steering committee serves to improve the services and continued connectivity to alumni, which includes current and former trainees and students.

Useful Links:

Graduate Student Association 

Student Inter Council (SIC)

Volunteerism and Community Outreach

Students are provided the opportunity to participate in volunteer and community outreach activities annually.

Volunteer Organizations 

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Serve.gov

Volunteer Houston

Volunteer Match

Volunteer Events

United to Serve is a system-wide event that combines the volunteer efforts of students, faculty and staff of local UT System components.

List of Local Volunteer Services

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