Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) provides programs and services to enrich the graduate student experience and promotes, supports, and represents graduate student interests and values. The GSA sponsors two main events annually to enhance student experience and showcase student achievements, the Graduate Student Research Symposium and the Graduate Student Awards Banquet. The GSA also meets monthly to provide a forum for graduate students to network with peers, learn of valuable campus support services, and express concerns on both academic and non-academic issues. For more information email


Announcements & News

Please visit Cowbell Connect to stay up to date on current GSA news and announcements.


2021-2022 GSA Officers

President – Robyn Rush
Vice President – KarLee McNeel
Vice President of Meridian Affairs – Margaretta Campbell
Secretary – Brittany Macha
Treasurer – Ira Parsons
Technology and Marketing Coordinator – Ashik Amin
Service and Outreach Coordinator – Jeremy Montgomery


In addition to the GSA Officers, one representative from each department and program, known as Departmental Representatives, form the Graduate Student Council (GSC). The GSA requests up to three nominations from Graduate Coordinators of each program by August 31, and selects the representative for the upcoming academic year. For more information, please email the GSA at



2021-2022 Graduate Student Association meetings will be held the 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

For current meeting information, events and the GSA Officers, please visit the Graduate Student Association Cowbell Connect page or follow the GSA on social media (Facebook - “Graduate Student Association - Mississippi State University”, Twitter and Instagram - @msstate_gsa)

2021-2022 Monthly GSA Meeting Dates

Thursday, August 19, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Thursday, March 10, 2022 (changed due to Spring break)
Thursday, April 21, 2022


Events and Programs

Graduate Student Association Department Representative

Graduate Student Research Symposium

Graduate Student Event Weeks

Graduate Student Award Banquet