Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is a student-run organization that seeks to advance the interests of graduate students through the representation of graduate students’ needs and support of activities central to graduate education. The GSA oversees the distribution of research and conference grant funding, coordinates social and professional development programs, develops campus and community partnerships, appoints graduate students to campus committees and provides general support to UNC graduate students.


Proposals for Military/Veteran Research Presentations
The Graduate Student Association is looking for graduate (or undergraduate) students to present on topics related to veterans/military populations during Military Appreciation Week, Nov. 13-18. If you are interested in presenting your research, literature review, or other presentation to the UNC campus community, please fill out this form or contact the GSA at

Veterans/Military-related Research Symposium
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2-4 p.m.
University Center, Aspen B&C

As part of Military Appreciation Week, the Graduate Student Association has partnered with the UNC Veterans Services to host an afternoon of research presentations concerning military and veteran-related issues. Learn more from graduate students conducting research on these topics. This event is open to all UNC community members and the general public. Refreshments provided (while supplies last).

Join the “Upper Crustache” Movember Team
This Movember, GSA Council Representative Dannon Cox is raising funds for men’s health. Will you join his team (Upper Crustache)? It doesn’t matter if you’re a Mo Bro or a Mo Sista, Movember is for everyone. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide, and the Movember Foundation is working to halve the number of deaths from prostate cancer by 2030. Learn more about the important work and impact the Movember Foundation is having here.

Get involved! Together we can stop men dying too young. UNC graduate student members of the Upper Crustache team will be automatically entered into a raffle for a Keurig coffee machine sponsored by the GSA!

Graduate Council Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 16, 3-5 p.m.
University Center Council Room

All graduate students are highly encouraged to attend Graduate Council meetings to learn more about the policies and decisions that affect graduate students at UNC. There is no need to RSVP for Graduate Council meetings. If you have any questions about the meetings, please contact The Graduate Council studies and recommends policy on matters regarding Graduate Faculty, graduate students and graduate studies at UNC. The Graduate Student Association has three voting representatives on the Graduate Council. The student members of the Council have voting rights in all matters pertaining to the council, except regarding graduate faculty membership and status, graduate faculty equivalent and doctoral research endorsement. The function of the student members of the council shall be to present to the council the perspectives, information items, action items and recommendations of the university's graduate students.

GSA Teams for UNC Military Challenge
Saturday, Nov. 18, 7-10 a.m.
UNC Campus Recreation Center

Support the more than 400 veteran and military-connected students on campus and the UNC Veterans Scholarship fund by entering the fourth annual Military Challenge on Military Appreciation Day at UNC, Saturday, Nov. 18. The Challenge is an urban adventure-style race that consists of an 18-stage obstacle course around campus that will test both physical and mental toughness. The race briefing will begin promptly at 7:15 a.m. with the race beginning at 8 a.m.. Registration for the event includes a race shirt, breakfast from Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q, craft beer from Crabtree Brewing Company and assorted Pepsi products. All proceeds from the event benefit UNC Veterans Scholarship fund. The GSA is sponsoring a number of graduate student registrations (teams and/or individuals). If you are interested in participating, contact right away.

Thanksgiving Potluck
Thursday, Nov. 23, Time TBA
UNC Kohl House

Staying in Greeley during the Thanksgiving break? The UNC Hawaii Club welcomes all UNC graduate students to join them for their annual Thanksgiving dinner potluck. Meet some new people and enjoy some good food. Contact the Hawaii Club to plan out what dishes to bring!

UNC Holiday Dinner
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 5:45-7 p.m.
Holmes Dining Hall

Each year Dining Services celebrates the holiday season by offering a special, gourmet menu at their annual UNC Holiday Dinner. Even if you don’t have a meal plan, you and your family can join in on this special meal. The GSA will be leading a graduate student meetup for this special event, coordinated by graduate student Peter Concepcion. The GSA will be providing free tickets to the first 20 UNC graduate students and their guests (one guest per grad student; 40 tickets total available while supplies last). To reserve a ticket, register here. If you need tickets for more than one guest, tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.

Getting Involved

The Graduate Student Association has a number of leadership positions available to graduate students. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to

  • Graduate Student Appreciation Week Committee
  • Graduate Council Meeting Attendees
  • Campus Rec Advisory Board, GSA Appointee
  • Research Day Planning Committee
  • GSA Intramural Sports, Team Captains
  • GSA Activity Coordinators
  • GSA Workshop Instructors

Fall 2017 Events

Welcome Back Mixer

GSA Social

City of Greeley Tour


Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Lunch at the Graduate School

Social at Stuft Burger Bar


Spring Welcome Back Social