Sociology Students Association


Welcome to the Sociology Students Association’s (SSA) OpenCUNY website. This website is meant to be an online resource for news, information, advice, upcoming events, funding opportunities and student biographies among other things. This website is maintained by and for students and alum of the Sociology program at the CUNY Graduate Center. Please feel free to browse the various sections of this site for tips, advice and any other information about the Sociology program and its students. A lot of the content on the site is written by current or former Sociology students themselves.

Please note: This is a site in progress. If you would like to help maintain this site or write content (tips and advice), please feel free to contact the current site administrators:

Hamad Sindhi (

Sejung Sage Yim (

Anthony Josep Capote (


About the SSA

The Sociology Students Association (SSA) represents students in the Ph.D. Program in Sociology at the Graduate Center of The City University of New York [/ˈkjuːni/].

In addition to representing students, the SSA has several committees and subcommittees that represent student interests to the faculty, pick colloquium speakers, represent the Sociology program in the Doctoral Students’ Council (DSC), advocate for students in the FMC, work with faculty on curriculum and admissions, liaison with alum, and represent Sociology students at the Graduate Council.

The Sociology Students Association is a Program Student Association recognized by the Doctoral Students’ Council as the official policy-making body for students in the Sociology program under the authority of the DSC as the sole policy-making body representing students in doctoral and master’s programs at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York.

To contact the SSA, send email to gcsoc.ssa [at]


For new students!

You can browse the Student Handbook produced by the Sociology Department HERE. The Student Handbook provides information about what is expected of students as we pass through different levels of the program. It is currently being revised by the department, so be sure to double-check the information you find in this book before taking any action on it.

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