** In accordance with University guidelines and highly recommended social distancing, all GSA events are canceled for the remainder of the semester. If you have any questions or concerns for hte GSA please send an email to


Make A Difference Awards: Roaring 20's : Canceled 

The Graduate Student Association is pleased to present The Make A Difference Awards Roaring 20's. 

Friday, April 3 | Bernhard Center Ball Room | 7pm 


Lunch and learn: Graduate Student Mental Health : Canceled

Learn from Breanna Traynor, the Assistant Director of Mental Health Outreach, and Laceey Ruble, about strategies and resources to care for your mental health while in graduate school. 

Thursday, March 19 | Location TBD | 12-1:30pm 

Lunch and learn: APa 7th Edition 

Learn from Kim Ballad, the Director of the Writing Center, about APA 7th Edition. Free lunch at the Valley Dining Center. 

Wednesday, February 26 | Valley Dining Center, Bronco Room |12-1:30pm 

Preparing For the post doctoral experience 

The goal of the workshop is to provide advanced graduate students with the skills and experiences beyond normal academic training. For more information check out this flyer

Friday, February 21 | Floyd Hall, Room D210 | 2-3:30pm 

RSVP at Experience WMU or follow the links from 

Eliminating Racism & Creating/Celebrating Equity 

Introduction to Systematic Racism Workshop lead by ERACE in conjunction with the Sociology Department GSA. Sponsored by the Graduate Student Association. 

Friday, February 7 | Sangren Hall Room 1730 | 9am-4pm | Lunch Provided | Please email questions and RSVP to: 

Volunteer Opportunity 

The Graduate Student Association is offering a group volunteer opportunity for graduate students. We will be serving lunch at Ministry With Community on February 8th from 12:45pm-2:45pm. Those interested in volunteering should report directly to Ministry With Community located at 500 N Edwards St Kalamazoo, MI 49007. Please email the Graduate Student Association Director of Outreach, Yolonda Lavender at to confirm participation. Additionally, please review these materials: dress code and Meal Service Volunteer Guide Please let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to having you join us in serving the community on February 8th! 

Massage Event 

December 4 | 11-4pm | Room 208, Bernhard Center 

Lunch and Learn

November 20 | 12-1pm | Room 157, Bernhard Center 

Dr. Eldridge, the Clinical Director of KAC in the Department of Psychology, is presenting on effective uses of Power Point. A lunch ticket will be provided.

Speed Networking 

September 27 | 6-8pm | Graduate Lounge, Waldo Library 



GSA hosts a number of professional development, social, academic, and wellness events each year. We hope to see you there! 


On Friday, April 5, more than 300 hundred graduate students gathered in the brand new Conference CenterArcadia, Delta Hotels by Marriott Kalamazoo, to celebrate the outstanding work that our peers are doing in and out of the classroom at Western Michigan University.  We had a fun night full of recognition, musical and dance performances, delicious food, and great music that kept us dancing till late at night. We cannot wait to see what the next year will bring! 

Make a Difference Awards 2019 Photos