Student Services

Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society (AEL)
In recognition of their academic achievement and leadership, graduate students who have completed at least 18 graduate credits and who have grade point averages in the top 20% of their school or college are invited by The Graduate School to join AEL. Invitations are mailed from The Graduate School to all eligible students once a semester. The annual induction ceremony takes place once each year in the spring.

The Graduate Development Conference
The Graduate Student Development Conference sponsored by The Graduate School in collaboration with faculty from the five colleges and schools, provides students with workshop sessions that cover topics for academic and professional development.

The Graduate Student Organization (GSO)
The GSO provides a forum for discussion of issues pertinent to the well being of graduate students at MSU and serves as a liaison between the graduate student body and administration.

The Graduate School Listserv & Website
The Graduate School maintains a listserv (e-mail announcement group) to provide important information to all graduate students, and uses this forum for announcements, deadline reminders, policy changes, etc. To subscribe and begin receiving such updates, send an e-mail message to For up-to-date information on programs and services available through The Graduate School, visit the Current Students section of our website.