The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) is a student-run, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of graduate & professional students across the United States. Founded by student leaders in 1987, NAGPS is the only national organization that represents the interests of graduate and professional students in public and private universities at local, state, regional and national levels.
Four graduate students represented Cleveland State University at the 30th Annual NAGPS Conference: Mohammed Khoja (MBA ’17), Erica Henkin (MNAL ’17) GSA President, Jasmine Elder (ALD ’17), and Zachary Pichler (CAC ’17) GSA Treasurer. During the November conference hosted by Stony Brook University, the CSU Graduate Student Association (GSA) joined the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students. As a result, all current and new GSA members who are enrolled in a master or doctoral program will gain NAGPS membership at no cost through GSA. Graduate Student Association membership is open to all master, doctoral, and law students. GSA provides opportunities for leadership, involvement, networking, and professional development.
Graduate student membership benefits include: Insurance (vision, dental, auto and international travel insurance), access to a network of graduate and professional students at public and private universities across the U.S., as well as access to the NAGPS Institute, Tuition Assistance Partners, and rental car discounts. Resources and information related to finances, graduate school life, careers, legislation, mental health, and services for resume/CV writing and thesis/dissertation support are also included. Members are granted access to research abstracts, raw data and summaries of research from U.S. universities.
The mission of the National Association of Graduate-Professional Students is to develop, sustain, and expand a member network that connects graduate and professional students across the United States and to facilitate the sharing of information, resources, and best practices; empower members to successfully serve their constituents, and amplify students’ voices to campus, local, state, and federal policymakers.