Gain leadership experience, influence university policy, leave your mark, and stay connected to the graduate and professional student community at Howard. Get involved in graduate student-led government.
Inspire and Lead
Getting involved in graduate student-led government is a great way to gain leadership experience, influence university policy, and stay connected to Howard's graduate and professional student community. The Graduate School Student Council is the student governance body for the Graduate School. Each graduate department may have student-led governance organizations you can join as well.
Graduate School Student Council
The Graduate School Student Council (GSSC) is dedicated to representing the students enrolled in graduate degree programs within the Graduate School and facilitating the interaction between these students and graduate faculty, administration, and staff to improve the quality of graduate student life at Howard. The GSSC also provides an avenue for information exchange between graduate students in various programs and cultivates the graduate student community.
The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) seeks to represent the interests of the graduate and professional students at each school and college at Howard. The GSA seeks to foster lasting relationships among its members. GSA representatives are voting members of the Assembly. The HUSA Executive Branch and UGSA Executive Committee serve as non-voting members of this assembly to foster communication and collaboration throughout HUSA. Learn more.
The African Studies Graduate Students Association (HUASGSA) seeks to create a community of friendship and mutual support for African Studies students, a forum for the discussion of issues relating to Africa, and sponsors events that highlight the positive aspects of Africa. The organization also collaborates with peer organizations that share a focus on the African region and promotes scholarship on African-related subjects at Howard. Learn more.
The Counseling Psychology Association is a graduate student organization that aims to provide resources and opportunities for future counseling psychologists. The organization aligns its principles with the Department of Human Development and Psychoeducational Studies at Howard University and follows the scientist-practitioner model. Learn more.
The mission of the Howard University Educational Psychology Student Association (EPSA) is to stimulate and nurture the emotional, academic, and professional growth of Educational Psychology students in preparation for leadership in diverse educational settings. Learn more.
The Howard University Graduate Economics Student Association (HUGESA) represents the interests of Howard's graduate economics students. It seeks to advocate for graduate students within the Department of Economics, particularly students in their first year. Through general body meetings, series, workshops, and other events, as well as collaboration with faculty, alums, and other student organizations, we encourage holistic student success. Learn more.
The Graduate English Student Association (GESA) seeks to advocate on behalf of graduate students within the Department of English and liaise with faculty and Department administrators. GESA schedules events that meet students' needs and allow them to hone their conference presentations and research skills. GESA also facilitates workshops on external funding and holds an annual research conference. Learn more.
The GSAC serves in an advisory capacity to the chair and faculty of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (ELPS) on programs, policies, and matters of interest and concern to enrolled and prospective students. GSAC also provides peer support and assistance with candidate recruitment, retention, success, and professional development by providing opportunities for students to: engage with policymakers, education researchers, and school administrators. Learn more.
Graduate Student Association for Atmospheric Sciences
The Graduate Student Association for Atmospheric Sciences (GSAAS) has three main goals: To foster Atmospheric Sciences' growth both at Howard University and in general and to facilitate interrelationships among the many departments and disciplines in the HUPAS program. GSAAS plans to forward these goals through a series of professional, social, and educational events, as well as panels and discussions among HUPAS members.
The History Graduate Student Association seeks to promote the reaffirmation of the national and international legacy of academic excellence in the Department of History and a prominent role for the African American historian. It also seeks to liaise between graduate students, the department administration, and the graduate faculty. Finally, it encourages broader graduate student involvement with the Office of the Dean and the Graduate School Student Council. Learn more.