The International House Graduate Students' Association Inc. (IHGSA) was established in 2015 to promote the interests of graduate students at International House. The IHGSA is a student-run organisation, and has strong links to the undergraduate Students' Club at the House.
The purpose of the IHGSA is to:
- Foster a community spirit among members
- Organise social and academic events, services and opportunities for members
- Advocate on behalf of the graduate community at the College
- Help members connect with undergraduate students at the College, and students at other colleges.
The IHGSA elects its own office bearers, including a President who is elected in September each year. All graduate students in residence at the House are able to join the Association, and anyone can attend meetings and raise issues of concern.
The IHGSA is responsible for engaging with the community and delivering initiatives for the House, and members meet regularly with the Head and Deputy Head of College to promote a two-way dialogue. Their main areas of concern are facilitating a mentoring program between graduate and undergraduate students at the House, organising a series of cultural events and dinners each semester, delivering a calendar of social events and managing the operation of the Middle Common Room for graduate students.
Graduate welfare committee
The purpose of the graduate welfare committee is to organise events, activities and programs to make graduate students feel welcome at International House, meet new friends and give them a support network so they don't feel lonely!