Graduate Student Resource Center

Graduate Student Resource Center

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Graduate Students 

Learn how the GSRC serves your needs - from the simple to the aspirational. Center staff will assist you with coaching, advisement, training, and problem-solving, while assisting you with opportunities for meeting your career and educational goals. We will also help you connect with campus and community partners and resources; provide timely and on-demand training and development; assist you in utilizing resources to build success in graduate school and beyond.

The GSRC also manages Graduate Student Orientation, International Grad Student Orientation, College of Graduate Studies Fall Awards Program, Three Minute Thesis Awards, Graduate Student Appreciation Week, and the Graduate Student Lounge-where you'll find a place to relax, study and regroup; and collaborate with experts for programming on Graduate Level Writing, Networking, Assimilation to Grad School, Conference Presentations, Dissertation/Thesis submissions, Leadership Development, Grad School 101 for undergrads, and ad-hoc programming by request. Here you will find professional and leadership opportunities, conference prep and research conversation, community connection, and professional/career development.

Nothing beats an in-person visit to the Center!  We hope to see you in-person soon!  Note: During the pandemic, we've adapted new ways of connecting and communicating. We miss working with students in person, but we continue to connect by phone, email, and on video calls. 

NEW STUDENT Lounge & work Space

In 2018 the Grad Student Resource Center opened in Rhodes West 210 providing a gathering space for students - CSU's first designated space for graduate students, In 2020, The GSRC expanded to Rhodes West Suite 238 to better meet the demand for students spending long days on campus and those who commute to class between work and family responsibilities. While it is important to bring our services to the students with scheduled appointments or walk-ins and workshops presented live or online, we also know it is important to serve your basic needs for study, prep, collaboration, conversation and respite. Having a central campus location makes it convenient for students from all colleges to participate in our activities, attend to group projects, find quiet study space, engage in cross-disciplinary research conversations, reserve meeting or presentation space in our large boardroom, or simply relax, warm up a meal, play a game in the lounge area, or connect with the Graduate & Professional Student Association.  Check it out - Graduate Student Resource Center & Grad Lounge

Graduate Faculty and Staff

Having interaction and communication with grad students, faculty serve an important role with the GSRC in identifying workshop topics, sharing student successes, participating in Grad Awards programs, and sharing graduate educational trends within specialized academic programs. As students build and enrich their knowledge and success in classrooms, studios, clinics, and laboratories across campus, we support you, along with those who are studying or working off-campus in research, clinicals, internships, practicum, student teaching, and in fellowships. Click here for a listing of CSU Graduate Faculty

Contact us

Ask a question, make a suggestion, or set up an appointment today to advance your professional development and success as a CSU graduate student. Learn more about the GSRC:

Patricia Otcasek, MBA, M.Ed.

Manager, Graduate Student Resource Center
Phone: 216.687.5013

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