Graduate Student Association

The goal of the Graduate Student Association (GSA) is to unite all of Suffolk’s graduate students. Regardless of which degree you are pursuing, we urge you to get involved whether through your participation in events, seeking professional development, or just simply offering your suggestions and ideas.

Get Involved

  • Share your ideas: Help make Suffolk the best place possible for grads
  • Come to an event: Network and socialize with peers. The GSA offers a variety of events from social networking to guest speakers

The GSA is your advocacy center. One of the primary roles of GSA is to be the voice of the graduate student body. If you need help learning more about the school, how to handle a dispute, connecting with people or resources on campus. Learn more about the Graduate Student Association Constitution [PDF].

If you're interested in joining GSA, contact us by email.

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The GSA also supports our graduate student clubs and organizations financially. Graduate student clubs are advised by SLI. A full up-to-date list of graduate student clubs can be found on SUConnect.

Graduate Student Organizations

ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) was the first national Latino professional association in the United States, established in Los Angeles in 1972. Throughout our 51-year history we have experienced steady growth and demonstrated consistent value. ALPFA continues to build upon its proud legacy with a mission: To empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy.

The Suffolk University Black MBA Association is a student-run organization affiliated with the National Black MBA Association, that provides support, resources, networking opportunities, and career development workshops for Black Business students at Suffolk University.

The GSA shall represent all graduate students of the colleges in their relations with Suffolk University; promote social, diplomatic, and cultural activities for graduate students; create and maintain a liaison between the graduate students and the Deans of the university and through the Deans maintain close contact with all activities of the colleges.

We strive to engage healthcare professionals in learning principles, tools, and practical application of systems improvement.

The Interior Design Collective aims to build community within the graduate level Interior Architecture Program and facilitates networking opportunities for post-academic careers.

The purpose of the IGSA is to integrate international graduate students into the Suffolk community and encourage them to participate in activities and meet new students worldwide.

The NSLS is an organization that provides a life-changing leadership program that helps students achieve personal growth, career success, and empowers them to have a positive impact in their communities. With 782 chapters, the NSLS currently has 1,867,457 members nationwide.

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Club FAQs

The GSA will meet before the start of the academic year to allocate budgets.

Each GSA Treasurer may haves a different format regarding how to request a budget or funds for their club. A slide show is typically the most common format we recommend when requesting a budget or extra funds. The slide show should include details regarding how the club plans on spending the funds; events, materials, swag, etc.

Budgets can be accessed by contacting your SLI advisor or the GSA Treasurer. However, we do strongly encourage Treasurers to keep records of their spending.

In order to pay a vendor, the University requires a W9, an invoice, and a contract. We do not accept outside vendor contracts and students cannot sign any legal documentation. The previously mentioned forms must be sent in advance to your SLI program and a contract must be created for the vendor. Once an agreement is processed, the vendor is asked to review and send back the signed copy. The University then takes two weeks to process the final contract. Make sure you factor the processing time into your plans.

Vendors are paid via check with a University contract. All reviews will be processed after an event or service has been provided.

Yes, but students must work with an SLI advisor to ensure the event is following school policy regarding safety.

Yes, alcohol is allowed at graduate events.

  • All participants must be Suffolk Graduate students, have a valid form of Suffolk ID and sign in at the event.
  • All events with alcohol must have a sign-in sheet to keep track of the participants.
  • No undergrads regardless of age can be at a graduate event with alcohol.

Please note: when organizing an on-campus events with alcohol, Suffolk Dining must cater the event unless the group has been given express permission to do otherwise.

Events on campus must be coordinated with an SLI advisor. If a group is bringing an outside speaker or vendor, a contract is required. The SLI office can also help with requesting space, facilities set up, and media/technology access.

We encourage it! We ask that social media handles follow Suffolk’s Student Organization Social Media Policy (which can be obtained through SLI).