About the Sociology Graduate Student Lyceum

The Sociology Graduate Student Lyceum is an organization dedicated to the advancement of sociology graduate students' academic and professional pursuits. The Lyceum offers students a forum to share ideas and resources, collaborate on projects, and present research in an informal environment. The Lyceum's affiliation with the UC Graduate Student Governance Association (GSGA) offers students access to conference travel funding and funding for research.

Throughout the year the Lyceum hosts "Brown Bag" lunches offering professional development in areas such as effective teaching practices, grant writing, conference travel, maintaining a curriculum vitae, and employment beyond graduate school, among other things. Social events offer students the opportunity to network with other students, while enjoying a break from the grad school grind. The Lyceum also maintains a mentoring program which pairs each first-year graduate student with a returning student to offer assistance in the transition to graduate life at UC.

Additionally, the Lyceum has the opportunity to be involved in the administrative process within the department, having representatives at all faculty meetings, and meetings of the Graduate Program Committee (GPC). In the past, the Lyceum has also been involved in the hiring process for new faculty members. These opportunities assist in maintaining open communication between students and faculty.

If you have any questions about the Sociology Graduate Student Lyceum, please feel free to contact either Elaina Johns-Wolfe or Aalap Bommaraju, the current Lyceum senior officers.

2016 - 2017 Lyceum Officers

  • President: Elaina Johns-Wolfe

  • Vice-President: Aalap Bommaraju

  • Secretary and International Student Liaison: Sevsem Okay

  • Treasurer: Shaonta Allen

Useful Links

Below are useful links for graduate students looking for career and scholarship advancement opportunities: