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Graduate Student Organizations

American Chemical Society, TCU Student Chapter
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kayla N. Green (

The Texas Christian Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society is dedicated to fostering the love of chemistry on campus and throughout the Community. The TCU Chemistry Club is a great opportunity to meet other students who have the same love of chemistry as you do! Our goals as a chemistry club are to bring together fellow students interested in chemistry in order to help each other advance our knowledge and share our love in the chemistry field. We strive to get our members to become involved with our school’s community whether it be through volunteering on campus or just spreading the word of chemistry.


American Rhetoric & Culture Interest Group
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Sarah Robbins ( and Dr. Richard Enos (

ARCIG is a student-led discussion group that seeks to create a community of aspiring scholars prepared to engage our discipline that includes American rhetoric, literature, and cultural studies. Throughout the academic year, graduate students or guest faculty speakers present and facilitate discussion of various topics related to American culture, from envisioning doctoral exams in this field to tracking trends in the Americanist job market and from exploring American studies research methods to participating in collaborative scholarship through practices such as professional writing groups. As an informal group without readings or RSVP requirements, we invite anyone interested, regardless of stage in program progression or specialization area, to join us and simply listen, contribute, or even lead a session.


British Studies Interest Group
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ariane Balizet ( and Dr. Linda Hughes (

The British Studies Interest Group meets regularly to discuss issues within the sphere of British literature. Each month, the group meets over a lunch hour to discuss a range of topics from preparing for the job market to scholarly article discussion.


Rhetoric & Composition Reading Group
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Carrie Leverenz (

Intended primarily for graduate students in the Rhetoric & Composition Ph.D. program, faculty and students gather to discuss contemporary issues and recently published articles relevant to rhetoric, writing, teaching, and professional development. All are welcome to attend.


SASW – Student Association of Social Work (SASW)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lynn Jackson (

The purpose of SASW is to link social work students with the professional organization through activities at local, state, and national levels, promote knowledge and interest in social work at TCU, provide orientation to students new to the TCU campus who may be interested in social work, promote social action and community service both within and outside TCU, and provide opportunities for interaction among social work majors and other students interested in social work at TCU. SASW is a support system for students passionate about social justice, human worth & dignity, service, and the importance of human relationships. The group welcomes both BSW and MSW students.


The Wildlife Society, TCU Student Chapter
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Tory Bennett (

The TCU Wildlife Society is a campus-wide organization committed to the education of student members in the practices of the professional community of scientists, managers, educators, technicians, planners, and others who work actively to study, manage, and conserve wildlife and its habitats worldwide.


Winifred Bryan Horner Rhetoric Society (TCU Student Chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Richard Enos (

Founded by TCU English graduate students in 2011, the Winifred Bryan Horner Rhetoric Society serves as the student chapter of the Rhetoric Society of America at Texas Christian University. The WBH Rhetoric Society provides a forum for gathering as rhetoricians. The organization serves a variety of functions related to the study of rhetoric and the practice of scholarship and teaching among the graduate community at TCU, including the continuation of support for The Winifred Bryan Horner Reading Library in the TCU Graduate Instructor Library.

Graduate Spectrum
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jason Helms (

Graduate Spectrum (formerly QUOTA), is a student organization at Texas Christian University that strives to support, encourage and enable all members of the campus community who identify themselves to be within the LGBTQIA community, to reach their full potential and learn and develop within a safe and accepting campus. We aim to provide safe spaces to work, to study and to socialize and provide members with access to any health, mental health or social networks they may require during their time here. We work with all members of the community and encourage positive discourse. We especially welcome any Allies to join our organization and involve themselves in every possible way. We will work alongside faculty and staff to ensure that any members of their bodies are included in the same access that the students are provided with and to draw from their academic expertise in how to grow within Texas Christian University’s academic community.