Graduate Student Association

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The Graduate Student Assocation (GSA) is a student-led organization for the School of Education. The GSA offers membership to all School of Education graduate students regardless of program, modality, or status. Every graduate student is encouraged to participate in meetings, events, and run for elected office. The GSA works in partnership with the Office of Student Success.


The mission of the GSA is guided by three tenets: advocacy, collaboration, and communication.The GSA advocates for students by encouraging, amplifying, and creating space for their unique concerns and needs. It is with a collaborative spirit that the GSA provides a platform for active engagement between students, faculty, and administration. Our ethos of open communication is essential as we tear down silos that hinder cross-department partnerships.

Elected Representatives

The GSA operates through elected Cabinet officials, department liaisons, and program representatives. This structuring ensures widespread representation across myriad departments and programs.

The GSA cabinet meets regularly with high-level administrators concerning the student experience. Department liaisons work closely with each of the three departmental chairs for programming, collaborating, and addressing concerns. Program representatives operate at the grassroots level, carrying out the GSA mission among their respective programs.

Getting Involved

Please feel free to reach out to any elected official regarding GSA programming, meetings, or other activities. A powerful way to become involved is to serve as an official. Please contact our VP of administration to find out which positions are open and how you can apply!

Summer Elections for 2021-2022 (Cabinet Member) UPDATE:

Great News! The Graduate Student Association (GSA) opened up their Summer Elections for the Cabinet member and we want your input! Again, you can nominate yourself or one of your peers that will best represent GSA and the student body. 

  • Fall Nominations: September 20th – October 1st
  • Fall Voting: October 4th – October 8th
Positions open: Program Representatives & Vice President of Administration 

You can email the Graduate Student Association at

Thriving in Grad School Week

Kick off your fall semester with the Graduate Student Association as they host a series of sessions for Thriving in Grad School! All sessions are from 6:00 PM-7:00 PM. 

  • Strengths Workshop- Monday, September 27
  • Resume/CV Building/Networking Workshop- Tuesday, September 28
  • Graduate Writing Workshop- Wednesday, September 29
  • Self-Care Workshop- Thursday, September 30

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Meet our Cabinet

2021-2022 Cabinet Members coming soon!