Graduate RSOs 2017-2018

Establishing a Registered Graduate Student Organization

Establishing a Registered Graduate Student Organization (Graduate RSO) for your graduate program is easier than you think! Listed below are the items required to start a graduate RSO.

A Registered Graduate Student Organization must have...

  • Four (4) graduate students willing to serve as officers. 
  • One President and one Finance Officer
  • A faculty/staff advisor
  • A constitution (There are constitution templates available for your use if needed. Please contact GSA for these templates.)

Additional details for creating a graduate RSO:

  • To be recognized and eligible for funding, all of the required organizational information will need to be submitted via LakerLink
  • To minimize delaying of the approval process, the group's advisor should contact Steven Lipnicki for additional information regarding their role, as an online training is mandatory.
  • Once all of the required information is uploaded in OrgSync, GVSU's Student Organization Review Board (SORB) will review the status for approval at their next scheduled monthly meeting. Unfortunately, the GSA Funding Board is unable to consider any funding requests prior to SORB's approval since these requests must be approved through OrgSync.

Contact an Executive Board member for more information on how to establish a new graduate RSO for your graduate program.
For additional information, please visit the Student Organization Support page on OrgSync.

*Graduate RSOs differ slightly from undergraduate student organizations. Graduate student organizations do not need a Risk Management Officer. 



Reasons to Get Involved

  • Advocate for your initiatives

  • Create change at Grand Valley

  • Network with colleagues

  • Develop your professional skill set

  • Increase access to job opportunities

  • Give back to the community through service projects

  • Build your resume

  • Be an active member of the graduate student community

  • Create lasting connections

  • Practice leadership skills

List of Current Registered Graduate Student Organizations

BGC - Biology Graduate Club

BGSA – Black Graduate Student Association

CCPS - International Student Group

DPT - Doctorate of Physical Therapy Organization

GSA - Graduate Student Association

HPGSA - Healthcare Professionals Graduate Student Alliance

ICMA - International City / County Management Association Graduate Student Chapter

KCON GSO - Kirkhof College of Nursing Graduate Student Organization

MA English Student Organization

MDSO – Medical Dosimetry Student Organization

MSWSO - Master of Social Work Student Organization

NPGSO - Nonprofit Professionals Graduate Student Organization

PTE OT - Pi Theta Epsilon - Occupational Therapy Honor Society

PAGES - Professional Association of Graduate Engineering Students

PAGS - Professional Association of Graduate Scientists

RPC - Richard Paul Clodfelter Student Society

SCGSO - School Counselor Graduate Student Organization

GSAB - Seidman Graduate Student Advisory Board

SAGA - Student Affairs Graduate Association

SASP - Student Affiliates in School Psychology

SOTA - Student Occupational Therapy Association  

GSA Funding Flow

Page last modified August 7, 2018