Welcome to BSSA

From our various resources to our strong central student board, BSSA aims to provide UCSD's vast student
population with the tools needed to develop professionally and form valuable connections with professors and peers alike.
To learn more about what the goals of BSSA are and our upcoming events, continue to read below!

About Us

We are UCSD's Biological Sciences Student Association (BSSA). We are dedicated to enrich your college experience through programs and events that will provide you with professional development, community service, social events and much more! While doing so, we strive to create a welcoming community where you can find friends and connections. We look forward to meeting you!

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  • We strive to
  • EDUCATE you on the resources available both on and off campus.
  • ENRICH your college experience with plenty of volunteer and social events.
  • EMPOWER you with the skills and experience needed to succeed in today's competitive workforce.

With the support of the Dean's Office and do/Bio, our board of student officers hopes to enhance your educational and social experiences here at UCSD. While there is such a portion of the undergraduate population as declared biology majors, we want to ensure that every student is provided with the tools needed for success.

  • BSSA's main goals are to
  • Outreach to incoming and returning biology majors and minors on campus to promote both membership and event/program participation
  • Provide a series of events and programs that support biology majors’ educational goals and broaden and enhance their overall experience at UCSD, thus serving as the first step in a lifelong relationship between the Division and our students
  • Increase meaningful interaction between biology students, faculty and alumni through small group and one to one interactions
  • Offer expanded programs and information on career options and advanced education opportunities for biology majors
  • Provide valuable leadership opportunities for biology majors that will serve them well in their future endeavors
  • Further develop BSSA’s visibility on and off campus with various constituencies including faculty, students, organizations, the administration, and area high schools.

Upcoming Events

Want to join our Leadership Team? Click here to find information about our Officer Applications! Want to join a BSSA Committee?? Click here to find out more!

BSSA's Mentor Mentee Reveal

  • Thursday, November 10th
  • 6:00PM- 8:00PM
  • Location: CNCB Large Conference Room
  • Only open to people who filled out the application
  • Meet your mentorship family and make plans for the future! (Only open to people who filled out the application) Be sure to fill out the RSVP:

  • RSVP

BSSA's Care Packages for Veterans

  • Saturday, November 12th
  • 1:00PM- 2:00PM
  • Location: Red Shoe Room
  • Want to make a difference for the local La Jolla veterans? Join BSSA as we assemble care packages and make handmade cards for the VA. We will meet at The Red Shoe Room on campus to create these packages together. All supplies will be provided, and there will be snacks! Be sure to fill out the RSVP:

  • RSVP

BSSA Yogurt World Fundraiser

  • Friday, November 18th
  • 11:00AM- 9:00PM
  • Location: Yogurt World @ UCSD
  • Looking for a delicious sweet treat during the school day? Loook no further and come visit Yogurt World, located near Price Center, and enjoy a cut of yogurt between 11 AM to 9 PM while supporting BSSA! Show the flyer above to receive 10% off your purchase. 20% of all proceeds will go towards future BSSA events! Want BSSA Points? Send proof of you attending this event to the link below and you'll get 1 BSSA point! Fill out this form for a BSSA point!:

  • BSSA Point

BSSA's Taking A Step Forward

  • Tuesday, November 22nd
  • 5:30PM- 6:30PM
  • Location: Zoom
  • Wondering how to develop networking skills with current professionals working with biology? Come out with BSSA's Taking a Step Forward, for a one-of-a-kind opportunity to meet those treading the paths you hope to take! This event will be held on Tuesday, November 22nd 5:30-6:30 PM on the zoom link below! We hope to see you all there! Zoom Link:

  • Zoom Link

Graduating this year? CLICK HERE to be reminded when Biological Sciences Department Stoles GO ON SALE!

Get Involved

Are you interested in joining BSSA? There are additional opportunities on top of being a general member. You can become a mentor or mentee in our mentorship program--which aims to create bonds within BSSA as well as providing underclassmen with the guidance and experience of a upperclassmen. Additionally, you can gain leadership experience by helping plan, coordinate, and run BSSA events by joining one of our six committees. As committee members, you can work with our Committee Co-Chairs in programming upcoming BSSA events from start to finish--everything from brainstorming, to publicizing, and organizing event activities. Applications for committees are typically opened at the beginning of fall quarter and may be reopened during the beginning of winter and spring quarters if committee co-chairs see fit. To inquire more about applying to committees and learning what committee members do, please contact our committee co-chairs for more information! We look forward to meeting you!