Graduate Student Organization

The GSO Mission Statement

The Graduate Student Organization serves to provide guidance and direction for the graduate student community by advocating issues of concern; providing assistance to undergraduate students regarding graduate student life; and sponsoring social activities and other events to foster the development of the graduate student community as a whole. This organization shall provide a forum for discussion of issues pertinent to the well-being of graduate students at MSU and serve as a liaison between the graduate student body and the administration to encourage communication and cooperation throughout the MSU community.


Student Research & Conference Travel Funding

The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) provides funds to graduate students enrolled in degree programs to participate in professional development for the 2016-2017 academic year. Activities that will be funded include: presenting research at a conference, and/or travel for gathering data for research.

Any graduate student in good standing (as determined by The Graduate School) is eligible to submit a request for no more than half the expended amount (maximum $300) for reimbursement of expenses incurred. A graduate student is eligible to receive this award up to three times in their graduate career. Funding is limited and will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Student Research and Conference Travel Funding Application

Applications must be submitted at least one month prior to the scheduled Conference.


Please check back on this site in the Fall for our plans for the 2016-2017 academic year. Have a great summer!


Past Events

Queer Grads Welcome Back Social; Elements of Oz, Final Dress Rehearsal; Special Olympics Volunteer Events; LGBTQ Family Building Options (Co-Sponsored by the MSU LGBTQ Center); Linked-In Workshop; Career and Internship Fair; Safe Space Training with the LGBTQ Center; Resume Workshop with Career Services; Guest Lecture Series: Spirituality with Dr. Gainor; Relay for Life; Safe Space Training; Habitat for Humanity; Interview Skills & Resume Writing Workshop; Welcome Back Happy Hour

For those who would like to learn more about this organization, please send an e-mail to

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