The Graduate Student Assembly

The GSA is an elected body of graduate students representing all departments and degree-seeking programs in the Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. We work closely with Yale administrative offices to improve graduate students' academic, social, and living experiences at Yale.


Looking for legal advice? The GSA can help! Our Ask-A-Lawyer service helps Yale Graduate Students find the sound legal advice they require. Please see our Ask-A-Lawyer page for up to date information on free consultations and discounted legal services. The next sessions will be held October 20, November 17, and December 8.



The GSA proudly announces the 2014-2015 edition of the Compass. The Compass is the GSA's annual Graduate Student guide to life at Yale and New Haven. Written and compiled by current Graduate Students, the compass provides up to date information that all Yale Graduate Students will find helpful. To learn more please visit the Compass web page.

Housing Concerns

Student leaders want your feedback regarding housing concerns at Yale and in New Haven. We are asking your help to gather feedback concerning student experiences with housing. This information will help improve student access to safe, quality housing. Please go send us feedback at the following:

Common Grounds

A new initiative by GSA to promote mentoring of graduate students! Take your Yale faculty mentor out to coffee/tea at a participating campus cafe. Contact to obtain your free coffee voucher.


The GSA sponsored Ask-An-Accountant session was held Thursday, January 30, 2014 in HGS 119. We hosted a panel discussion with tax experts regarding both federal and state taxes. Two programs were held one from 7-8pm for US residents and another from 8-9pm for non-US residents. Please contact for more information.

Get Involved!

Any student registered in the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences may join our three advocacy Standing Committees- Academics & Professional Development, Facilities & Healthcare, and Transit & Security. If you would like to join, please visit the committee page and contact the committee chair.