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.

Wednesday, 9/23/15 -- University Hall, 2008

Wednesday, 10/14/15 -- University Hall, 2008

Wednesday, 11/18/15 -- University Hall, 2008

Wednesday, 12/9/15 -- University Hall, 2008

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 2015-2016 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 should be submitted at least one month prior to the scheduled Conference.

Fall 2015 Events TBD


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Monday, 10/12/15, 4:15pm - 5:15pm

University Hall room 2042

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Past Events

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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