Graduate Student Association (GSA)

The MUSC Graduate Student Association (GSA) is comprised of all students of the MUSC College of Graduate Studies.

The purpose of the GSA is:

  • To serve as a liaison between the graduate students and the administration and faculty.
  • To provide a forum for the discussion of matters pertaining to the welfare of graduate studies.
  • To aid in the process of integrating new students into the graduate school.
  • To sponsor social and community activities to improve student life in the graduate school.
  • To provide representation for the graduate student body on the MUSC Student Government Association (SGA).

Please check our calendar, like our Facebook page, or follow our Instagram (musc_gsa) for the most up to date information about all GSA events!

2018-2019 Executive Board

Kelsey Moore

Vice President
Connor West

William Streitfeld

Julia Lefler

Mary Catherine Bridges

Board Moving
Charles Kerr

Joelle Zambrano

Brandon Hughes

Service Events

Each month you can find our members helping out at the MUSC Urban Farm and serving dinner at the Ansonborough House in Downtown Charleston. We also volunteer with various community organizations on one Saturday each month. These events have included sorting food at the local Food Bank, picking up litter with Charleston Waterkeeper, and helping animals at the Charleston Animal Society, among others.


Graduate students reaching out with service (GROWS) is an initiative that gives students an opportunity to teach learning modules in Charleston County Area Schools. These modules include lessons about the Brain, Genetics, and Research 101, etc. Look out for e-mails that ask for volunteers for specific dates and locations!

Social Events

By organizing and hosting various social events, GSA aims to foster a community among all graduate students, post-docs, and faculty. These events include various happy hours throughout the year, general body meetings, and our annual Cocktail Party.

Poster Board Rental

The Graduate Student Association provides a professional poster board rental service to the Charleston, SC, region. We take great pride in the work we do and will work with you to ensure your event runs smoothly. We provide set up, take down, and transportation of the boards to your event. All boards are 6 ft by 4 ft, double sided cork, and rented individually with applicable moving fees applied to the entire order. Our team has set-up boards for many groups at MUSC, but also across Charleston from conferences at Wild Dunes to business events the Gaillard Center. Profits from these rentals help fund social events for our current graduate students, community service events, and donations to charity.

Please email us at with any questions or to organize your event. We look forward to working with you!