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
                       Dr. Keonya Booker, Associate Dean of the Graduate School

GSA CougarConnect | GSA Facebook

2023-2024 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.


Vice President

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 & Sustainability Studies: MES Student Association (MESSA)
Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Council (GDIC)
History: Graduate Historical Society (GHS facebook
Marine Biology: Marine Biology Graduate Student Association (MBIO facebook)
Public Administration: MPA Student Association (MPASA)