About Us

Photo of Fredrick Reines Hall. Location of the Department of Physics & Astronomy.

The Physics Graduate Caucus (PGC) is an organization lead by graduate students from the Univeristy of California- Irvine Department of Physics & Astronomy. PGC is a community that seeks to support and improve academic and career success, foster individual and community well-being, and be a voice for graduate students in grad life within our department.

Mission Statement

To support, represent and provide for the academic, professional, social and wellness needs of the University of California- Irvine physics and astronomy graduate students. The Physics Graduate Caucus …

  • Represents Physics and Astronomy graduate students at the Department, School of Physical Sciences and University administrative levels.
  • Provides opportunities for Physics and Astronomy graduate students to grow professionally.
  • Assists in maintaining a healthy graduate student work -life balance.
  • Is a liaison between the department and the graduate students.

Diversity Statement

The Physics Graduate Caucus is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. Every person is a complex individual with multiple overlapping identities. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, take advantage of the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. Consistent with the university’s commitment to achieve and maintain diversity, the Physics Graduate Caucus is and will continue to promote an inclusive environment in all its activities and functions.