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 Constitution & ByLaws
GSA Advisor: Dr. Kameelah Martin, Dean of the Graduate School

GSA CougarConnect | GSA Facebook

2021-2022 GSA Executive Board

GSA meetings are typically held once a month in the late afternoon.  Meetings will be virtual for the foreseeable future. All graduate students are invited to attend.

President: Sofia Troya Zambrano, Environmental & Sustainability Studies
Vice President: Barbara Szwabowski, Data Science & Analytics
Treasurer: Taylor Allred, MPA
Secretary: Katie Agile, English

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.

Join the GSA CougarConnect organization for application instructions and deadlines.

Graduate Student Study Room

In collaboration with Library leadership, the GSA provides a dedicated study room and meeting space for graduate students in the Addlestone Library.  This room is code access only.

Room 326    Request the code    Addlestone Library Floor Plan 

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 Diversity and Inclusion Council (GDIC)
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)