The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is an organization that strives to voice the concerns of graduate students, representing the 4,726 graduate students at the University of Toledo (UT), while also providing funding to subsidize travel to conferences and symposiums. The GSA represents the diverse graduate student community as a whole meeting with the Graduate Council, a body of Deans & UT Faculty, weekly. The GSA also organizes social events both on and off campus, to help graduate students develop social and professional contacts across all of the University’s colleges. Together, we maintain UT as a first rate institution for graduate education, across all fields of study working to improve the human condition.
Professionally & Academically
The GSA sponsors the Midwest Graduate Research Symposium every spring. This symposium gives students an opportunity to present their research to fellow graduate students, spanning across a plethora of disciplines including the Biomedical Sciences, Arts and Science, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Health Science & Human Service, Law, Medicine, Nursing & Pharmacy. The GSA also provides partial grants to graduate students to attend and present their original research at conferences and other professional meetings.
The GSA sponsors social events on and off campus including barbecues, bowling, trips to the Toledo Zoo, Toledo Mud Hens games, outings to local bars and restaurants. GSA can also be found on facebook. The most appealing part of GSA is that it is completely student run; the activities and goals of the GSA are set by its members, YOU!
How do I become involved?
Every graduate student at UT is automatically a member of the GSA, and depending on your interests, you can choose to become as involved as you wish. The GSA holds monthly meetings and there are numerous GSA and university committees that GSA members can serve on such as the GSA Travel Reimbursement Committee, GSA Social Events Committee, GSA Professional Development Committee, GSA Public Relations Committee, The Graduate Council, and the Graduate Council Executive Committee. Your involvement can make a difference!