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Student Groups and Activities

The Graduate School (TGS) at Northwestern University offers a wide range of educational, cultural and social activities for graduate students. Take a moment to explore the opportunities below to combine your unique talents and vision with others in the community. 

Student Associations

Discover the number of discipline-based organizations, special interest groups and graduate student associations serving students on the Chicago and Evanston campuses. Learn more about these associations and how you can get involved.

Volunteerism and Community Outreach

Many members of the TGS community actively give back to the greater Evanston and Chicago communities through outreach, annual events, and fundraisers. 

Community Building Grants

TGS funds initiatives that bring graduate students together and integrate academic and social activities. Combine your unique talents and vision with other like-minded individuals in the TGS community. Learn more about how to apply for, or get involved in, Community Building Grants.