The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is dedicated to advancing the goals, objectives, and interests of graduate students. The GSA serves as a liaison between graduate students and the College community, providing students with a base for social interaction, professional friendships, and contacts. All on-campus graduate students* are members of the GSA and are invited to attend events and meetings (*Online and low-residency students can contact the Office of Graduate Studies to find out how they can become members of the GSA).

Contact the GSA Council at gsainfo [at] (GSAInfo[at]emerson[dot]edu), or connect with Facebook and Twitter.

Graduate Student Organizations

The GSA also sponsors several graduate student organizations on campus. Many of these organizations have professional and social events within their individual programs, such as CSD Connections, NEGMS, and TEGA. Other organizations, such as the International Graduate Student Organization, provide events for students across disciplines. Only graduate student organizations that are recognized by the GSA and the Office of Graduate Studies can apply for funding, and these organizations are expected to be in attendance at the monthly GSA Council meetings.

Apply for Grants

The Graduate Student Association administers Professional Development Grants and Mini-Grants, allowing graduate students the opportunity to apply for funding to attend professional development fields in their various fields of study.

Deadline for PDG/GSO Applications

All Professional Development Grant (PDG), Mini-Grant, and Graduate Student Organization (GSO) applications must be received at least three (3) weeks prior to the start date of the event.

Applications received without at least three weeks' notice will not be funded.