Graduate Student Success Program

THI’s Graduate Student Success (GSS) program supports first and second-year graduate students who were eligible for a Cota-Robles award at UC Santa Cruz. The GSS program offers students fellowships, workshops, mentorship opportunities, and cohort building activities.

The GSS program is oriented towards fostering graduate success in the Humanities, especially among students who have confronted structural barriers to higher education and intend to use their degree toward addressing social inequalities. The two-year program helps doctoral students navigate the challenges of graduate coursework, negotiate productive relationships with advisors, handle classroom and teaching duties, and envision pathways through departmental milestones. GSS activities also build new communities at UC Santa Cruz and create supportive networks of peers, faculty, and staff.

The Graduate Student Success Program is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through the THI Expanding Humanities Impact and Publics project.