The Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies is committed to helping our students develop into leaders by supporting activities outside the classroom which enhance and contribute to student learning. This involvement takes many forms, from serving as a member of a student organization, to conducting research with a faculty member, to volunteering at a social service agency. The Graduate School hosts multiple opportunities for student involvement, allowing you to expand your education through leadership, service, and socializing with a diverse group of peers. Student organizations register each year with the Graduate School and are student-led. Student organizations may apply for funding to support annual costs and are advised by a faculty member. Student Services staff provide ongoing support to encourage the success of these organizations, their members, and their leaders. Explore our different student groups below. Professional Development Group (PDG) PDG is a co-curricular student group that promotes awareness of professional issues in alcohol and drug counseling. Learn more. Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) The GSA is a co-curricular student group that aims to provide a supportive environment and resources for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and ally (LGBTQQIA) students. Learn more.