Graduate Student Association

Greetings from the GSA!

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) represents graduate students at Saint Louis University. The GSA is governed by elected officers and its General Assembly consists of one representative from each graduate department (or in some cases, a degree program). GSA sponsors the annual Graduate Student Research Symposium which showcases graduate student research, in both paper and poster formats. Graduate students may also apply for GSA awards for conference presentation and attendance, publication assistance, as well as summer research support towards thesis, dissertation, and exam preparation.

For more general information, please see our Constitution and Bylaws.

Due to circumstances beyond our control and of no fault of GSA, we have been forced to cancel the Riverboat Cruise.  All ticket buyers will receive a full refund.  We apologize for any inconveniences caused.


The 25th Annual Graduate Research Symposium will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 12:30 PM to 3 PM in the Busch Student Center.  After the Symposium will be a reception for participants, which will include special guest speakers.  The end of the reception will include the induction of Alpha Epsilon Lambda members, presentation of the Brennan Summer Fellowship Award recipients, and the Research Symposium winners.

Kickball Tournament and Picnic - Saturday, September 22

We had a great turnout on Saturday for the 2018 version of the Annual GSA Kickball Tournament!  We had 7 teams and around 100 graduate students participate, which is the most we have had since 2014.  Congratulations to the "Trash Boys and Treasure Girls" (Center for Anatomical Science), who defeated "Death by APA" (Department of Communication), 7-4, in the championship game. We would like to give special thanks to Quinn Peoples and Matt Beitscher for umpiring the six games of the tournament.

We Have Moved!
The GSA Office has moved from 131 Ritter Hall to 213 Verhaegen Hall.  

Spring 2019 General Assembly Meeting Dates Set
General Assembly Meeting dates and times have been set; see the General Assembly link on the left.

Conference Awards Updates
Please see the Conference Awards page for some new updates, including increased funding for presenting at conferences!

Note from the GSA President (June 7, 2017): Due to the ongoing budget cuts at the university, there is no longer a graduate student administrator overseeing administrative functions for the GSA.  Please be patient with us as we transition away from having a graduate administrative assistant.  All functions will now be handled by the GSA executive board with assistance from the Office of Graduate Education.  Continue to direct any general questions or concerns to or call (314) 977-2234.