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!

2020-2021 Executive Board

President
Christian Jones 
jonchris@musc.edu

Vice President
Krysten O'Hara
oharak@musc.edu

Treasurer
None

Secretary
Annah Nieman
nieman@musc.edu

Service Chair
Cara Seward
sewardc@musc,edu

Board Moving
Mary Mohr
mohrm@musc.edu

Diversity & Inclusion Chair
Cassandra Clift
cliftc@musc.edu

GROWS
Jordan Hopkins
hopkink@musc.edu

Dan McCalley
mccalled@musc.edu

Service Events

GSA Service is proud to reflect diversity and promote compassion and understanding within the MUSC community.  Our weekly “We The Students” newsletters provide educational materials on the theme of the month, chosen by our students based on their various passions.  Drives and fundraisers occur each month aligning with the We The Students theme.  We conduct monthly service events which contain a wide range of organizations from habitat for humanity to beach clean-ups to domestic violence shelters.  Resources are available for students who wish to participate in volunteer events more frequently than our monthly service. Suggestions are strongly encouraged regarding future themes for our newsletter or ideas for service events.  Contact the Service Chair with any questions, or visit Helper Helper to view available opportunities.

GROWS

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 gsa@musc.edu with any questions or to organize your event. We look forward to working with you!