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Clubs and Organizations

Graduate Student Association (GSA)

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is the official governing body of graduate and professional students at UC San Diego. The GSA advocates for students' rights both on and off campus.

SIO Student Council

The SIO Student Council is an organization composed of elected graduate student representatives from each curricular group in the Scripps department. The goals of the organization are to encourage interaction between and within curricular groups; to facilitate interaction between faculty, administration and students; to address specific problems and concerns of graduate students; and to serve as an efficient means for disseminating information. Meetings are held on a quarterly basis. For more information, contact the student representative for your curricular group.

Scripps Community Outreach Program for Education (SCOPE)

SCOPE provides Scripps graduate students and staff with opportunities and resources to improve K-12 science education in community schools. SCOPE volunteers give talks in classrooms, at job fairs, and at other educational events. If you are interested in science education outreach, please subscribe to the mailing list ( and check the SCOPE web page.

Committee for Humanity and Public Service (CHiPS)

The Scripps Committee for Humanity and Public Service (CHiPS) was founded in February 1997 by two Scripps graduate students, Aaron Thode and Rob Rhew, for the purpose of encouraging and facilitating graduate student involvement in community service. Since 1997, CHiPS has expanded to include the active involvement of faculty, staff, friends, and even family members from within and outside of SIO, logging thousands of person-hours of volunteer work in over 50 public service projects.
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