Graduate and Professional Student Association
What exactly is GPSA?
The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) of East
Tennessee State University is a student-managed organization whose
membership is open to all currently enrolled post-baccalaureate
degree-seeking students. Our primary function is to improve the
quality of graduate and professional education and student
experience at ETSU. Graduate and Professional students represent
approximately 20% of the total student population at ETSU, and the
teaching, clinical, and research activities of these students
present genuine needs that are considerably different from those of
the disparate student population.
The primary goal of the GPSA is to provide support and
informational services that will encourage all graduate or
professional students to: 1) become involved in institutional
governance and development; 2) participate in student-sponsored
activities; and 3) maximize their potential as students, educators,
and researchers. The function and purpose of the GPSA will benefit
not only all graduate or professional students, but also those
undergraduate students interested in applying to post-baccalaureate
degree programs at ETSU.
Who We Serve
We serve all graduate and professional students enrolled
in the School of Graduate Studies, School of Continuing Studies,
and our 7 colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business & Technology,
Clinical & Rehabilitative Health Sciences, Education,
Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.
GPSA Officers (2011 - 2012)
Once you are admitted to a graduate program
at ETSU you are eligible to be a member of the ETSU Graduate and
Professional Student Organization. However, to receive travel
awards from the organization, you must submit the
, pay the annual $5 membership fee, and maintain
an active status by coming to events and meetings.
Contact GPSA Staff Advisor