Student Groups

Chemistry Graduate Life Committee
The Chemistry Graduate Life Committee (CGLC) is comprised of graduate students, faculty, and staff in the Chemistry Department. The goal of the CGLC is to improve the quality of chemistry graduate student life. We seek to identify and resolve issues of concern to graduate students and to promote community within the Department.  We also organize the summer softball league, the holiday party, ChemSocial, and career development events.  The CGLC meets on the first Wednesday of each month from 12-1 p.m. Participation and input of student members is essential to the success of the CGLC, and accordingly, we accept new members at any time. You can get in touch with us at

Iota Sigma Pi, Hydrogen Chapter
Iota Sigma Pi, Hydrogen Chapter ISP is a national honor society for women in chemistry. We promote the professional development and personal growth of women in chemistry and related fields through recognition, public outreach and the formation of supportive networks. ISP Hydrogen holds monthly meetings, round table discussions of current events concerning women in STEM, an annual Women in Science tea, a first year “How to Choose your Research Group” panel and mixer, various career development seminars, and co-sponsors interdepartmental women’s socials. ISP’s events are open to everyone. Email ISP Hydrogren ( for more information.

Queer Grads
QG is a campus-wide graduate student group for LGBT students.  The group runs monthly social hours, as well as a few annual events, including a reception for LGBT students in the sciences (typically in November) and a panel discussion of LGBT faculty.  If you’d like to volunteer to help organize events, we would love to have you!

Graduate Assembly
The GA is the official representative body of graduate and professional students at UC Berkeley.  The GA awards funding to graduate student groups (including the Chemistry GLC) for their activities, organizes community service events, and advocates for students at the campus, local, state, and federal level.  To learn more about the GA, visit  There are delegates from each department who attend meetings, but any student is eligible to attend meetings and officially sit on committees!

Community Resourses for Science, College of Chemistry Volunteers
Community Resources for Science (CRS) helps elementary teachers use science resources to give all kids access to great hands-on learning experiences. At the same time, we work to build the science education opportunities in our community. For more information contact Prof. Bob Bergman or visit their website.

American Institute of Chemical Engineers
The purpose of the student chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers is threefold: (1) To provide students with insight into various chemical engineering careers; (2) To provide a social medium for student interaction; (3) To promote informal student-faculty contact.

Alliance for Diversity in Science and Engineering Chapter at Berkeley
The ADSE Chapter at Berkeley can introduce its members to the extant national network of STEM students and professionals united in the vision and mission of ADSE. This allows our members to connect with other scientists across the nation and take advantage of exclusive networking opportunities with world-renowned scientists and other ADSE members through national ADSE symposia, speaker tours, and professional development events in concert with other national branches established at institutions throughout the nation. Through ADSE, the graduate physical and biological sciences community at UC Berkeley can connect while addressing the ever increasing role that interdisciplinary collaboration and intersectionality has on professional development in academia, industry, and government careers. By upholding our mission to build a community of graduate students that represent the ADSE.