History Graduate Student Organization

History Graduate Student Organization

History Graduate Student Organization

The History Graduate Student Organization functions as an academic and social communication link between faculty and students. It also identifies members for several representative bodies in the university–wide Graduate Student Advisory Committee, its subcommittees, and certain councils of the Faculty Senate.

A graduate student selected by the HGSO represents that body on the Department of History Graduate Studies Committee and participates in developing general curricular and other policy for the department’s graduate programs. The HGSO also selects a member to attend general faculty meetings in the department.

The HGSO encourages graduate students to become active in the organization as well as identify themselves for possible council and committee work in the department and the university. Such activities can be strong assets in your professional resume and excellent experience for future professional life in the academy.

Upcoming Events

March 19, 2014 5 p.m. HGSO speaker
Dr. Elizabeth DePalma Digeser
, UC Santa Barbara

April 26 - End of the Year Cookout

May 17 - Welcome to May Softball 

June 7 - Pete's Polish Picnic at the Park

July 19 - Canoe Trip

August 2 - Beach Day

August 23 - New Student Welcome Picnic and Softball

August 25 - New Student Lunch

September 5 - Start of the Year Party and first HGSO Meeting


Past Events

Saturday December 14th 3-5 p.m.
The Ice Rink at Millennium Park
280 Romence Road, Portage, MI
This is an outdoor park, so dress accordingly.
Open to all friends, family and strangers we wish to bring.
HGSO IS NOT PAYING but it is cheap ($4 for open skating, $3 to rent skates)
More info on the park

Officers 2013-14

President :  Chelsea Stevens
Vice President:  Peter Dobek
Secretary:  Iris Petty
Treasurer:  Leland Hart

Constitution and By-Laws

Meeting Minutes


Department of History
4301 Friedmann Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5334 USA
(269) 387-4650 | (269) 387-4651 Fax