The Economics Graduate Student Organization (EGSA) is a non-profit, student-run organization established for the benefit of all economics graduate students. EGSA sponsors a range of activities including weekly coffee hours, student/faculty picnics, community-service activities, a New Year's party, and "Field Day." The EGSA co-chairs act as liaisons between the graduate students and the faculty, meeting regularly with the director of graduate studies to discuss issues of concern.
EGSA would be glad to discuss our graduate program with prospective students. Their email address is egsa [at] econ [dot] umd [dot] edu.