Graduate Student Council
The Graduate Student Council (GSC) is the only student-led organization representing the entirety of Auburn’s graduate student population. The GSC serves as a liaison for graduate students to communicate with university administration and the Student Government Association, and provides both social and research showcase opportunities for a diverse graduate student body. The GSC is an advocate for graduate students on multiple issues, including health insurance, housing, and funding for academic-related travel. The GSC partnered with the Graduate School in bringing the Three-Minute Thesis competition to Auburn in 2013.
The GSC organizes and assists with a variety of events to engage and entertain graduate students. One of these events is the GSC colloquium series, where students gather to learn about a variety of topics involving campus life or academia over a free lunch. The GSC also helps organize the annual Student Symposium, where all graduate students are invited to present their research by poster or oral exhibition, and are critiqued and scored competitively by faculty judges. At the end of the spring semester, graduate students are honored with a special luncheon and awards ceremony that accompany Graduate Student Appreciation Week events.
If you would like more information about joining the GSC, either as a Senator or a participant, contact Melisa Martinez, GSC Administrative Vice President. More information can be found at on the Graduate Student Council’s webpage. Follow Auburn University GSC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (BGPSA)
The Auburn University Black Graduate and Professional Student Association is a chapter of the National Black Graduate Student Association (NBGSA). On Auburn’s campus, the BGPSA serves under the Multicultural Affairs Office with the goal of becoming a prominent organization for the needs of African American students.
The Auburn University Black Graduate and Professional Student Association is an academic and professional organizations that exists to address the unique needs and concerns of minority graduate and professional students, and to promote diversity within the Auburn community. The mission of the Auburn Black Graduate and Professional Student Association is to advance the scholarly activity of minority students and to improve conditions of the social environment.
Through the use of consistent social interaction and multi-cultural programming geared largely toward scholarship, career and community assistance the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association fosters academic achievement, understanding of and respect for differences, and ultimately, the development of future minority leadership.
Visit the BGPSA website.
International Student Organization
The International Student Organization’s mission is to improve multinational understanding and promote relationships between people of different cultures. The ISO is an umbrella organization to many other International Student Organizations. Sumaiya Islam currently serves as the ISO president. For questions regarding the ISO, please email Sumaiya.
International Student Organizations:
- African Students Association (ASA)
- Bangladesh Students Organization (BSO)
- Chinese Student and Scholar Association (CSO)
- Egyptian Student Association (ESA)
- Indian Students Association (ISA)
- Iranian Student Association (IRSA)
- Italian Club (Club Italiano)
- Korean Student Association (KSA)
- Latino Student Association (LSA)
- Muslim Students’ Association (MSA)
- Nepalese Students Association (NSA)
- Pakistani Student Association
- Saudi Students Club (SSC)
- Taiwan Student Association (TSA)
- Turkish Student Organization (TSO)