Under the direction of the all-student board, the Gastronomy Student Association (GSA) hosts events and fosters community spirit for students. While founded within the Master of Arts in Gastronomy and Food Studies Certificate programs, the GSA welcomes all students who are interested in the field of Food Studies. We host a variety of social and academic events, such as movie nights, potlucks, and themed discussions. This organization’s objective is to foster a supportive space in which students can more thoughtfully reflect and examine topics related to Food Studies outside of the classroom.
Our mission is to offer resources for students that are interested in Food Studies to achieve their academic goals, connect with one another, and provide resources related to the field.
LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT STATEMENT
We acknowledge that we have created this organization on stolen land belonging to the Massachusetts tribe.
SAFE SPACE STATEMENT
This organization aims to be a safe space for all of its members. We do not condone any form of harassment, especially along the lines of gender, sexuality, race, class, religion, ability, etc. With that being said, if any student feels unsafe or uncomfortable with any actions that occur within the organization, they should reach out to a member of the gastronomy leadership to address the situation.
FOOD JUSTICE STATEMENT
We work to actively support food systems that prioritize, uplift, and empower marginalized communities along lines of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability. We commit to challenging racist, white supremacist rhetoric in all food systems and studies. We work to constantly reflect and challenge the ways in which we contribute to racist food systems.