GRADUATE STUDENT COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION (GSCO)

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN SCHOOL OF EDUCATION

The SOE GSCO is committed to enhancing both the professional and personal lives of graduate students in Education. By hosting numerous social and academic events, the GSCO provides students opportunities to network and share their work as well as to enjoy one another's company. The primary mission of the GSCO is to cultivate the constant improvement of graduate student support, representation, and communication within the School of Education. We strive to strengthen the relationships among graduate students within and across programs in the school, to facilitate information sharing among graduate students, school administration, faculty, and staff, and to support graduate students in the challenging process of attaining their degree

Women of Color and the Academy (WOCATA)

A Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop at the University of Michigan

This Rackham Interdisciplinary Workshop was originally developed in response to a need for space where historically marginalized groups can reflect on their experiences and think deeply about the ways they see themselves contributing to their school and larger communities in ways that are sustaining. Often in academic contexts, women, particularly women of color, have these conversations in contexts where we have limited opportunities to engage with relevant issues in ways that center our experiences and perspectives. This RIW hopes to serve scholars in education and other disciplines by providing space to gather and talk about representation and positionality with participants across race and gender identities where the voices of women of color are centered.