Resources for Students
The Sociology Student Association (SSA) advocates for student interest in the Sociology Program. This is done through serving on program committees, organizing SSA meetings, and organizing events for students.
To see the list of current SSA members check out the SSA website committee page.
The website also provides information to students about life in the program. Some content is only viewable to current students who are logged into OpenCUNY.org (a GC student funded open source web platform for students interested in making websites). You can use OpenCUNY to participate on the SSA site as well as making your own academic, research, or conference site.
Sociology Students Association
The Bob Alford Library
The Bob Alford Library, located in the lounge of the Sociology Program, provides a great resource to students. To borrow one of the books, or search the catalog go to librarything.com and log in with the username alfordlibrary and the password gcsociology.
Once you are logged in you can search for books, and when you would like to borrow one edit the tag for the book to say "checked out" and then your name or email.
Please be respectful and remember to eventually return your books and put them back on the shelf that they belong.
The Graduate Center Student Handbook (2019-2020)
Sociology Student Handbook
Dissertation Proposal Guidelines
Professional Development Timeline for Sociology Doctoral Students
Dissertation Deposit Procedures
We ask that students register intent to deposit on Banner.
(by January 15 for a February 2016 degree.)
Roxanne Shirazi, in her new role as Interim Dissertation Assistant, has created a guide with full instructions about the new deposit procedures. Please direct graduating students to http://libguides.gc.cuny.edu/dissertations/
Highlights of the new process include:
1. Students register intent to deposit and clear holds via Banner
2. Approval pages, in paper copy, are delivered to the library
3. Paper copies of the full graduate work are no longer archived by the library
4. Deposit may be completed online; in-person appointment not required
5. All graduate work is deposited in CUNY Academic Works; doctoral graduates also deposit dissertations in ProQuest
The library reviews online submissions to ensure they meet format requirements. When the uploaded files are approved and the signed approval page, in hard copy, has been received, the library will officially accept the deposit. Notification that the library deposit has been completed will be sent via email to the graduating student and to the Registrar’s office.
Forms for Students
Dissertation Committee Validation Form
Orals Committee Validation Form
Dissertation Proposal Cover Sheet
Registration Approval (PIN) Form
IRB Dissertation Clearance Form
International Travel Requirements for Current Students
Curricular Practical Training Request Form
Fellowships and Grants
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