Student Alliance (SA)

SA is the umbrella group for all other student groups and the liaison between the GSAPP students and faculty.  We meet a few times per semester and would like to support GSAPP students in any way possible!  Come to SA meetings with any ideas you may have to improve our program!.

Asian Students' Association (ASA)

Contact: TBA

The ASA is a new group at GSAPP that was created to promote diversity, especially about the Asian culture. Events include both social and educational activities for those within the Rutgers community.

Black Graduate Student aSSOCIATION (BGSA)

Contact: Radwa Mokhtar -

Formally BSGPPP, BGSA was founded to help increase the number of Black and other diversity students at GSAPP, to enhance student life, and to provide support and community during the rigorous experience of graduate school. We are actively involved in a number of events throughout the year to achieve these goals. We have dinners and informal gatherings where we share, give support, and socialize, and we are constantly searching out new directions to cultivate our experience in graduate school.

Committee on Diversity (COD)

Contact: Arianna Irizarry - or Oluwakemi Dauda -

The GSAPP Committee on Diversity (COD) is an organization that is a faculty and student collaboration dedicated to issues of diversity, inclusion and equity in the practice of professional psychology. The COD is open to all and creates opportunities for outreach and diversity training, education, and training in multicultural psychology by fostering connections between faculty, students and alumni, especially connecting alumni of color with current GSAPP students. The COD is student-focused, committed to social justice, and creates nonjudgmental opportunities to learn and listen. The COD is an official committee of the dean’s office at GSAPP.

FOOD (Focus on our diversity)

Contacts: Annie Moten - and Nina Dallenbach -

The Hispanic Organization of Professional Psychology Students (HOPPS)

As an organization HOPPS has set forth many goals. Among its most important is to provide a supportive and nurturing environment for its members. An equally important goal is to actively assist the GSAPP in recruiting qualified Hispanic students to our programs. Other goals include: educating the larger GSAPP community to the needs of the Hispanic community, sponsoring educational and social activities that celebrate Latino culture, and collaborating with other GSAPP student organizations and alumni.

The Jewish Student Alliance (JSA)

Contact: Sara Ben-Zvi -

JSA explores and celebrates Jewish culture to add meaning and cultural education to our psychological education.  Meetings are often held around Jewish holidays (Hannukah, Purim, Passover, Shavuot).

National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

NASP is an association that empowers school psychologists by advancing effective practices to improve students’ learning, behavior, and mental health.  At GSAPP, this group supports the education of our school psychology students by encouraging learning and about the field. 

PSA (Psychology students for social action)

Contact: Paulina Calcaterra -

Psychoanalytic Community at Rutgers (PCaR)

Contact: Tanya Lalwani - and Grace Ecton -

A learning community for those with an interest in psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theories and therapies.

Queer Student Association (QSA)

Contacts: Corey Bryant -

The QSA represents the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex community at GSAPP. We address issues of sexual and gender identity and practices that are relevant to clinical practice.  The QSA hosts relevant viewings and discussions of movies, maintains a queer presence during GSAPP events, provides consultation to student clinicians, and organizes social activities.