Graduate Student Association

About the GSA

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is a student-led and student-run organization that provides professional and social opportunities to all past, present and future James Madison University graduate students.

Every graduate student is considered a part of the GSA. There are no fees. 

With that being said, the GSA has great things planned for the future; including graduate student workshops, professional development opportunities, socials, and networking events.  Take advantage of a great opportunity to further your graduate school life, professional careers, and the JMU community.

Why we're here:

The Graduate Student Association exists to promote interdisciplinary unity between James Madison University Graduate students

Members of the JMU GSA will:

• Act as a liaison for interaction and social activity between graduate students.
• Gain professional knowledge and networking through workshops and career development events.
• Exercise leadership and organizational skills in committees and projects that support the graduate students of JMU.

Professional Development Grants:

These grants are to be awarded to students for entrance into professional societies, to attend workshops that will benefit their academic career, or other creative learning opportunities that would not be funded through travel grants or may not be supplemented by departments. 

Amounts will be awarded based on the amount required for each specific request up to $200. 

Links to the application form can be accessed from email, Facebook and Twitter, or below!

***Programs without representatives will not be eligible for funding***

Application deadline for Fall 2023 - November 17, 2023, at 11:59 pm. 

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