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.


Student Senate Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 10, 5:30 p.m.
University Center Council Room
Graduate students are invited to sit in on the Student Senate meeting. No RSVP required. 

Intro to Graduate Student Association Grants Workshop
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 11 a.m.-noon
University Center, Aspen A
Learn more about the Graduate Student Association research and conference travel grant application. Learn how to maximize your potential funding, answer written questions to impress the review committee and see the common errors that get applications eliminated.

GSA Spring Welcome Back Mixer
Thursday, Jan. 25, 5-7 p.m.
16th Street Tavern (915 16th Street Greeley, CO)
Join your fellow graduate students and graduate faculty members at the annual Spring Welcome Back Mixer. This year, we’ll be heading to Grand Lake’s 16th Street Tavern for an evening of good food, craft brews and great company. Tons of door prizes including Keurig coffee makers, a Google Home, Bath & Bodyworks products, Yankee Candle items and GSA merchandise. 16th Street Tavern is closing their doors to the public for this private GSA event, so please bring your UNC student ID card for admission. Current UNC graduate students, pre-registered graduate faculty, and Graduate School staff members are free. Guests are $10 at the door. Food provided by the GSA (while supplies last). Buy your own beverages. Questions? Email

GSA Breakfast Club
Saturday, Jan. 27, 10 a.m.
Cracker Barrel - Loveland, CO. (5800 McWhinney Blvd. Loveland, CO)
GSA Council Representative Margaret Sebastian will be hosting a monthly series of graduate student breakfast meetups this semester. Food, (while supplies last) will be provided by the Graduate Student Association.

GSA Horseback Riding
Date/Time TBD
Sylvandale Ranch - Loveland, CO. 
Are there any graduate students interested in going horseback riding when the weather gets warmer in spring 2018? A GSA activity coordinator is trying to determine interest in a two-hour, horseback trail ride at Sylvandale in Loveland, CO. Cost for the activity would be approximately $65 per person. If interested, please contact to tell her you’d like to be on the notification list.

Graduate Student Appreciation Week
April 2-6, 2018 (first week of April)
Stay tuned for GSA events. Inform your office/department of this special week! Interested in volunteering on this committee? Contact

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

  • GA/TA Office Space Committee
  • Graduate Student Appreciation Week Committee
  • Graduate Council Meeting Attendees
  • 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

Past GSA Events

Nov. 30, 2017 GSA How to make an album workshop
Nov. 29, 2017 GSA meetup at UNC Holiday Dinner
Nov. 23, 2017 Thanksgiving Potluck
Nov. 18, 2017 Military Challenge Race
Nov. 16, 2017 GSA Veteran/Military-related Research Symposium
Nov. 08, 2017, GSA Trivia Night at Broken Plow Brewery
Oct. 30, 2017 GSA Town Hall Meeting
Oct. 27, 2017 GSA Greeley Night Out at STUFT & Fritzler Corn Maze
Oct. 25, 2017 GSA flu shot clinic
Oct. 14, 2017 GSA Breakfast Club at IHOP
Oct. 11, 2017 GSA Trivia Night at Broken Plow Brewery
Oct. 2, 2017 GSA BBQ at Veterans Services
Sept. 29, 2017 Middle Eastern & North African graduate student meetup
Sept. 16-17, 2017 GSA Estes Park Overnight Trip
Sept. 13, 2017 GSA Trivia Night at Broken Plow Brewery
Sept. 7, 2017 GSA meetup at UNC DACA rally
Sept. 6, 2017 GSA meetup at UNC Cultural Services Extravaganza
Sept. 2, 2017 GSA meetup at UNC Football
Aug. 18, 2017 GSA meetup at Taste of UNC
Aug. 17, 2017 GSA City of Greeley Bus Tour
Aug. 16, 2017 GSA Beer in the Breezeway Mixer
Aug. 15, 2017 New Graduate Student Social at Broken Plow Brewery
Aug. 15, 2017 New Graduate Student Lunch
Aug. 15, 2017 New Graduate Student Orientation