Organization of Graduate Students in Comparative Literature (OGSCL)
The Organization of Graduate Students in Comparative Literature (OGSCL) was founded in 1997 by a group of Comparative Literature graduate students at UMass Amherst as "a centralized form of representation on university and departmental committees, a clearinghouse of valuable career oriented information, and a time and place for congregating to discuss issues of interest within our specific areas of interest and the Comparative Literature discipline in general."
All current Comparative Literature graduate students at UMass Amherst are considered OGSCL members. The organization is loosely structured, and has no governing body, however, since 2005 OGSCL members have been selecting two coordinators responsible for scheduling meetings and coordinating activities. Every semester OGSCL holds on average two general meetings, in which members discuss current concerns, elect representatives to various committees and on-campus organizations, and plan upcoming events. In 2016 events included a workshop on a paperless class held by Shastri Akella and a workshop on online tools for research held by Krzysztof Rowinski and Una Tanovic.