GGPS in Action

GGPS students are active, engaged world citizens who want to make a positive difference. You’ll have various hands-on opportunities to make meaningful impacts in your chosen area of study even before you graduate. Our renowned practitioners serve as role models by engaging in important policy work, and our practica and study abroad options allow students to gain real-world experiences in locations around the world.

Get Involved

A look at some of the ways you can get involved during your time on campus.

Global Politics Student Association

The Global Politics Student Association (GPSA) is the official student organization of the Global Governance, Politics, and Security graduate program. GPSA's mission is to help connect the GGPS student community while organizing events for AU as a whole. In the past, GPSA has hosted embassy visits, networking events, panel events, and coffee talks. If you are interested in joining GPSA or have event ideas, please email

Graduate Student Council

The SIS Graduate Student Council (GSC) is committed to providing professional development, advocating for graduate students, and building a school-wide community. GSC provides opportunities to graduate students to plan and participate in social and professional development events, serve on school committees, advocate for themselves and their peers, and generally have their voices heard in the SIS administration. With a team of senators representing the various programs at the School of International Service and a dedicated Executive Council, the GSC strives to be a leader both inside and outside American University. Contact the GSC at