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.

 




Meeting Dates

Meetings will be held once a month from 4:45pm to 5:15pm. Please see below for Fall 2014 GSO Meeting dates and locations.

9/17/2014 (Wednesday) - University Hall 2002

10/8/2014 (Wednesday) - University Hall 2002

11/12/2014 (Wednesday) - University Hall 2002

12/3/2014 (Wednesday) - University Hall 2002


Executive Board Members

Megan Kearney
Chair

Welcome to the GSO homepage! My name is Megan Kearney and I am the Chair of the Graduate Student Organization. As a graduate student on campus I am currently working on my M.A. in Counseling, with a concentration in Student Affairs and Higher Education. In addition to being the Chair for the GSO, I am also a graduate assistant in the Dean’s office for the College of Education and Human Services, as well as an intern in the Center for Leadership Development and Campus Connections (LDCC). Throughout the semester, Alexa (Vice Chair) and I hope that you will become involved in this organization and we look forward to working with you. If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail us at gso@mail.montclair.edu. Thanks for visiting this page and I hope to hear from you soon!

Alexa Rubino‌
Vice Chair

‌Hi and welcome to the GSO website! My name is Alexa Rubino and I am serving as this years Vice-Chair and I could not be more ‌excited and honored to have this position! I am currently working on my Master's in Counseling with a concentration in School Counseling, however I have recently developed a passion for Student Affairs and Higher Education. Megan and I are extremely eager to work with the graduate population and hope to gain new members this year. Please feel free to email us with questions, comments or concerns at gso@montclair.edu. Thanks so much, and I am looking forward to a successful year!

 

College Ambassadors

College of the Arts - Open position -- please e-mail gso@mail.montclair.edu to apply

College of Education & Human Services - Open position -- please e-mail gso@mail.montclair.edu to apply

College of Humanities & Social Sciences - Sanjay Advani

College of Science & Mathematics - Open position -- please e-mail gso@mail.montclair.edu to apply

School of Business - Steve Mwafuga

*Please e-mail gso@mail.montclair.edu with any college related inquiries. Your correspondence will be forwarded to the appropriate Ambassador.

 


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 2014-2015 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.

GSO Travel ApplicationApplications should be submitted at least one month prior to the scheduled Conference.


Fall 2014 Events

 

Coming soon!


Past Events

Welcome Back Happy Hour: January 23rd, 2014 at 8:00pm

Interview Skills & Resume Writing Workshop: February 24th, 2014 at 5:00pm

Habitat for Humanity: April 5th, 2014 at 8:30am

Safe Space Training: April 23rd, 2014 at 5:00pm

Relay for Life: May 2nd, 2014 at 6:00pm


For those who would like to learn more about this organization, or would like to join the GSO, please send an e-mail to gso@mail.montclair.edu.

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