DSA is a multidisciplinary Doctoral Students association at RIT, striving to create a collaborative environment. The PhD student community is in need of an inviting environment that brings students together to encourage collaborative work. Peer discussion and evaluation are inseparable aspects of the scientific and personal growth of researchers. This organization will serve as a resource for PhD students where they can collaborate to produce high quality journal publications and conference presentations in a friendly and encouraging environment. We believe that students will benefit from both the process of receiving assistance as well as reviewing the work of others. We will also work to provide information about professional and social activities to help produce well rounded graduate students.