Student Support

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The staff and faculty of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) work together to support GSAS students and create a community within the GSAS. From application to admission, enrollment, graduation, and beyond, we work closely to support students’ professional goals and well-being. Supports in the broader College environment are also available. Access Services provides students with disabilities a path to key accommodations to support their learning goals.

Resources for GSAS students include financial support, travel/research funds, international travel support, parental accommodations, and so on.

Some of the supports we offer are highlighted below:

New Student Orientation

Before the start of each Fall semester, the GSAS holds an orientation designed to welcome new students to the GSAS community. 

Teaching Assistant Orientation

Starting in the academic year 2022-23, the GSAS provides a Teaching Assistant Orientation, which includes information sessions on Title IX, Bryn Mawr undergraduate students, and teaching technology, a workshop on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), a pedagogy workshop, and panel discussion with faculty and experienced TAs.   A GSAS TA handbook is provided to TAs. 

Support for Writing and Fellowship Applications 

GSAS writing consultants at the writing center provide consultations to GSAS students on writing tasks of any kind: coursework, conference papers, articles, dissertations, graduate fellowship applications, and job market materials. Each year, Bryn Mawr's graduate students apply for and win prestigious funding awards from charitable institutions. The sponsored research office has many grant-related resources, including a subscription to the SPIN database, the leading tool for matching research interests with potential funding programs. Graduate students can search the database from any computer on the campus network. You may contact the Director of Sponsored Research, Sarah E. Robertson, with further questions. 

Graduate Student Emergency Fund

Bryn Mawr College has access to funds to support graduate students who are experiencing financial hardship due to an unanticipated event. A student is typically eligible to receive funding once per academic year. These funds do not need to be repaid and are distributed on a case-by-case basis. More details on this fund and how to reply please visit the webpage for Graduate Student Emergency Fund.

Graduate Student Association

The mission of the GSA is to keep graduate students informed of College issues that affect them, to keep the College aware of these issues, and to encourage social and academic interactions among graduate students in different departments. Students are encouraged to attend all GSA events and serve on the GSA executive committee or college committees. The GSA also maintains a GSAS Student Resource moodle site to provide additional information for graduate students. 

Access Services

Bryn Mawr College welcomes the full participation of individuals with disabilities in all aspects of campus life. The Access Services office in Guild Hall provides support and reasonable accommodations for eligible students, employees, and guests with disabilities.

Health and Wellness Center

The Health and Wellness Center at Bryn Mawr College is available to all students with resources for health as well as mental health and wellness.

Library and Information Technology Services (LITS)

The Library and Information Technology Services (LITS) at Bryn Mawr College supports the work of faculty, students, staff, guest researchers, alumnae/i, and prospective students to enable teaching, learning, research, and administrative work institution-wide through their services