About us

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LAGSES is an inclusive multicultural organization that strives to increase diversity on campus by recruiting, retaining, and graduating underrepresented advanced degree students in STEM. We aim to provide a support network for minority graduate students by organizing outreach, networking, and community service activities throughout the year. We also organize social events to create a cohesive group of members that extends beyond the academic setting and include other on-campus organizations and nearby universities to amplify our reach.



The Latino Association of Graduate Students in Engineering and Science (LAGSES) at UC Berkeley was founded in 1994 by Latino students to provide a cohesive group for incoming and continuing Latino/a graduate students at UC Berkeley. Now a multicultural organization whose mission is to recruit and retain Latino/a graduate students at UC Berkeley. We provide academic and social activities for support and networking.

LAGSES members are committed to helping Latino/a students enter and graduate from UC Berkeley graduate programs in engineering and science. Please contact us if you are interested in attending UC Berkeley for graduate school and/or would like to join our organization.


Our familia has great diversity coming from different backgrounds and areas of study.

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During the 2015 – 2016 academic school year, LAGSES served over 100 graduate students at UC Berkeley. Our members come from diverse backgrounds representing all engineering disciplines, math, physics, and biology.