skip to main content columnskip to left navigation

Graduate & Professional Student Association

School of Graduate Studies

The Graduate & 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 undergraduate student population.

Our Purpose

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 Academic Outreach, and our 7 colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business & Technology, Clinical & Rehabilitative Health Sciences, Education, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.

GPSA Officers 

President:  Heath Shelton
Vice President: Joseph Kusi
Secretary: Rajib Hasan
Treasurer:  Emily Brockelman

NOTE: Once you are admitted to a graduate program at ETSU you are eligible to be a member of the ETSU Graduate and Professional Student Association. However, to receive a transportation award from the organization, you must submit the official membership form, pay the one-time $5 membership fee, and maintain an active status by coming to events and meetings.

Contact GPSA Staff Advisor

David Moore
Phone: (423) 439-6149

icon for left menu icon for right menu