GSAS Departmental Graduate Student Organizations (DGSOs) are affiliated with a Harvard department, division, or program. They require official support and backing from the department and are expected to receive majority funding (>=50%) from the department; thus, the pool of GSC funding available to DGSOs is less than what is available to GSGs. The GSC reimburses DGSOs through the respective department.
DGSOs can form a) immediately, and b) independent of the Committee on Graduate Education’s approval. When starting a DGSO, one should consult the Graduate Student Group Handbook and contact Jackie Yun and Janet Daniels in the GSAS Student Services Office for more information.
*only GSAS-approved DGSOs are eligible to apply for funding through the GSC. DGSO officers must renew their DGSO’s status at the beginning of each academic year in order for their group to remain active.