Graduate Student Resource Center

Graduate & Professional Student Association

GPSA Meetings & MembershipGSRC May 2018

Join us for our first meeting of the year at 3pm on September 26, 2018. This month our meeting will be held in the brand new Washkewicz Hall #405. Come on in, meet your fellow students, and grab some refreshments before class begins!

GPSA October General Meeting: 
Save the Date: October 31, 2018
College of Business (room # TBA)

General meetings are open to ALL Cleveland State University master's, doctoral and law students from all colleges and programs. Students in their final year of undergraduate studies are also invited to join.


The mission and purpose of Graduate & Professional Student Association is to serve as a liaison for all CSU graduate students, to provide CSU graduate students with an on-campus social and professional network, and to promote the interests of graduate students in all disciplines in a fair and equitable way.

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Executive Officers 2018/19

Brittany Carbaugh, President
Rene Kizys,VP Administrative Affairs
Alexis Plaga, VP Programming
Daisy Zhang, VP Finance

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New GPSA Members Welcome- Join here!

GPSA seeks volunteer roles for event planning, membership and recruitment, social media, and networking.  To apply, please submit a resume and the position(s) you are interested in with a description of why you would be a good fit.  Send to

The Graduate & Professional Student Association holds monthly membership meetings and other social, professional development, and advocacy events throughout the academic year. Be sure to follow the Graduate & Professional Student Association on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

GPSA Highlights

Spring 2018:  Grand Opening of the Grad Center. CSU's first designated center for Graduate Students opened near the end of fall semester.  Offering a student lounge area, work space, quiet study room, and conference rooms, the GradGSA Proclamationuate Student Center is located in Rhodes West #210.

Fall 2017: The Graduate & Professional Student Association was chosen as a voting member of the General Fee Advisory Committee to begin in Fall 2018, bringing opportunities for the grad student population to have a vote on how student fees are allocated. GPSA continues to work toward representation on campus committees, boards and governing bodies.

Spring 2017: Mayor of Cleveland hosts the Graduate & Professional Student Association and issues a formal proclamation in recognition of Graduate Student Appreciation Week, April 2017.

Spring 2017: ALL are welcome here!  GPSA releases a statement about January '17 Executive Order on Immigration.  Click here to view statement.

Fall 2016: Four Cleveland State University graduate students participated in the 30th Anniversary National Association of Graduate - Professional Student Conference held Nov. 3-6 at Stony Brook University.  CSU Graduate & Professional Student Association Members and officers of the joined representatives of 32 universities from across the United States to celebrate, promote and advocate for graduate students.

Fall 2016: Cleveland State Graduate Students successfully lobbied for inclusion in Homecoming after a four-year hiatus. Congratulations Erica Henkin (Levin College of Urban Affairs) and Zack Pichler (College of Education and Human Services) for their nomination to the 2016 Homecoming Court!

Summer 2016: Graduate Students volunteered for Orientation Leader roles for CSU's first Graduate Student Orientation in late summer. They welcomed more than 400 attendees who participated in the optional orientation event to learn more about Cleveland State University.

Spring 2016: Graduate Student Appreciation Week was kicked off for the very first time with the guidance and support of dozens of graduate students who helped to facilitate and participate numerous graduate events and activities across campus.

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Facebook /ClevelandStateGSA
Twitter @GradVike
Instagram @GradVike
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This organization is subject, as a recognized student organization, to the rules, regulations, and policies of Cleveland State University and the laws of the State of Ohio. The rules, regulations, and policies of Cleveland State University shall hold precedence over all rules, regulations, and policies applying to the organization, including those of national associations with which the organization is affiliated.