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Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) represents, serves, and advocates for all graduate students at the College of Charleston.
Their main points of pride are:

  • Creating opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration
  • Improving the quality of graduate programs, research opportunities, and student services
  • Providing a forum for discussing issues important to graduate students

GSA Constitutional Bylaws (last revised September 2015)
GSA Advisor, Dr. Brian McGee, Dean of the Graduate School, Provost
GSA Financial Advisor, Dr. Jon Hakkila, Associate Dean of the Graduate School

GSA Blog | GSA Facebook

2017-2018 GSA Executive Board

GSA meetings are held one Friday per month at 5:30pm in Stern Center, Room 205. All graduate students are encouraged to attend.

President: Timothy Buttram, M.A. Communication
Vice-President: Zachary Stephens, M.S. Environmental Studies
Treasurer: Owen Rogers, M.B.A.
Secretary: Emily Upshur, M.A. Communication

GSA Research and Travel Grants

The GSA awards grants of up to $500 per student per academic year to be used towards conducting or disseminating research done as part of a student's thesis or capstone project.

Visit the GSA Blog for application instructions and deadlines.

Program Associations & GSA Member Organizations

Business Administration: MBA Assocation (MBAA)
Child Life: Child Life Student Association
Communication: Master of Communication Student Association (MCSA)
Education Programs: Graduate Education Organization (GEO)
English: Graduate English Association (GEA) 
Environmental Studies: MES Student Association (MESSA)
Graduate Open Alliance
Graduate Students of Color Association (GSCA)
Historic Preservation: Master of Historic Preservation Club (MHPC facebook)
History: Graduate Historical Society (GHS facebook
Marine Biology: Marine Biology Graduate Student Association (MBIO facebook)
Public Administration: MPA Student Association (MPASA) 


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