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Graduate School Alumni Association (GSAA)

Graduate School alumni are automatically members of the Graduate School Alumni Association (GSAA) and the Yale Alumni Association (YAA).  There are no dues.

Volunteer to Serve on the GSAA Board

The Graduate School Alumni Association is the alumni leadership board for the Graduate School. The Board meets twice a year in New Haven to support the strategic goals of the Graduate School and to advise the Dean and alumni relations staff on how best to engage Graduate School alumni with Yale.

GSAA leaders also work together to create their own projects to engage alumni, and play an active role in events held for Graduate School alumni in their local regions. Six GSAA officers and members serve on the Wilbur Cross Medal Selection Committee each year.

GSAA members simultaneously serve as delegates to the Yale Alumni Association (YAA) Fall Assembly representing the Graduate School – Click here to see the Assembly website.

Alumni of all eras, academic disciplines, professions and geographic location are represented on the GSAA board. The board consists of 20 alumni members, four officers, four or more ex officio voting members and four non-voting advisory trustees. Terms for members are three years. Six or seven new members are selected by the GSAA each year at their spring meeting from among a list of volunteers.

If you are interested in serving the Graduate School in this capacity, please contact Associate Dean Jasmina Besirevic at

Current members and biographies of the Yale GSAA Board are provided here.

GSAA Board Nomination Form (deadline: March 1)

Perspectives: Conversations with Alumni is a webinar series that launched in Fall 2021 co-sponsored by the Yale Graduate School Alumni Association and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences meant to bridge the Graduate School alumni and student communities, sharing alumni experiences and insights as both models for success and opening opportunities for alumni and students to connect.