Columbia University Religion Graduate Students Association

Graduate Student Association

The Religion Graduate Students Association represents graduate students of religion at Columbia University.

Through its activities, the Association strives to foster an atmosphere of collegiality and collaboration both between the Department of Religion's various sub-disciplines as well as throughout Columbia University and the wider region.

In addition to serving its members' academic interests, the Association also organizes professional development workshops, a variety of extracurricular activities, and "Religion Unwound," an ongoing forum for faculty and student works-in-progress. Every year, the RGSA organizes a graduate student conference, which provides a forum for emerging scholars of religious studies to explore critical issues in the field. Membership is open not only to MA and PhD students in the Department of Religion but also to students with related interests in other programs.