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Graduate Student Association

GSA Breakfast Club at Cranford's Tea Tavern in Downtown Greeley. Special Guest Jon Smail (Greeley City Councilperson; middle left).
GSA Welcome Back Professional Mixer
GSA Welcome Back Professional Mixer
Beer in the Breezeway following the Teaching Assistant orientation
Staying the weekend at UNC's Old Man Mountain cabins in Estes Park, Colorado
UNCO Graduate Students
Graduate Student Appreciation Week party at Cranford's Tea Tavern
Grad student and enrollment coach Bryson Kelly (Social Psychology of Sport)
Sport & Exercise Science grad students
Derrick Bomar (middle) Masters in Public Health program
MPH graduate students

 

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is an institution-wide organization that seeks to advance the interests of approximately 3,000 UNC graduate students through the representation of their needs and support of activities central to graduate education.

The GSA organizes the distribution of the largest pool of research and conference grant funding available to all graduate students at UNC. Grant applications are received over four grant cycles throughout the year.  

The GSA is also tasked with contributing to the well-being of the graduate community. The GSA coordinates numerous social events and professional development programs, develops campus and community partnerships, appoints graduate students to campus committees and provides general support to UNC graduate students.


Volunteer with the GSA

If you are interested in volunteering with the GSA, please send an email to david.shimokawa@unco.edu. Positions include:

The GSA is staffed by one 20-hour/week graduate assistant (the GSA Director), one part-time work-study undergraduate student (GSA Administrative Assistant), and a handful of volunteer graduate students.


Earn Additional Research/Conference Travel Grant Money

The GSA has several fundraising opportunities available for graduate students interested in making connections with local businesses and organizations. Commission only. Earned commissions will only go towards research and/or conference travel reimbursements for the graduate student (no cash distributions). The GSA is seeking sales reps for the UNC Local Business Fair and UNC Off-Campus Housing Fair. For more information, contact david.shimokawa@unco.edu.  


Past GSA Events and Activities 2017-2021

Fall 2021

Oct. 6, GSA Dinner @ Holmes Dining Hall
Sept. 30, GSA meeting with NHS Student Senators
Sept. 29, GSA Lunch & Financial Planning Q&A
Sept. 18, GSA Self-Defense Class w/Element Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Sept. 17, GSA Grant Writing Workshop
Sept. 15, GSA Dinner @ Holmes Dining Hall
Sept. 8, Active Shooter Defense Class
Sept. 4, College Night at the Rockies
Sept. 3, Shang-Chi Private Movie Screening

Summer 2021

Aug. 20, Flippin Flapjacks Grad Student Meetup
Aug. 19, Taste of UNC Grad Student Meetup
Aug. 19, Food Truck Rally Grad Student Meetup
Aug. 18, Asian Pacific Islander Welcome Dinner Grad Student Meetup
Aug. 17, New Graduate Student Orientation
Aug. 16, GSA Graduate Student Social @ UNC Diversity House
Aug. 13, GSA Graduate Student Lunch @ Holmes Dining Hall
Aug. 12, GSA Bowling & Laser Tag @ Chipper's Lanes (photos)
Aug. 11, GSA Graduate Student Lunch @ Holmes Dining Hall
Aug. 11, GSA City of Greeley Tour
Aug. 9, GSA Driving Range @ Boomerang Links
Aug. 2, GSA Driving Range @ Boomerang Links
July 29, GSA lunch with Student Senate President Enrique Benavidez
July 26, GSA Driving Range @ Boomerang Links
July 19, GSA Driving Range @ Boomerang Links
July 12, GSA Driving Range @ Boomerang Links

Spring 2021

June 28, GSA Driving Range @ Boomerang Links
June 21, GSA Driving Range @ Boomerang Links
June 14, GSA Driving Range @ Boomerang Links
May 11, New Grad Student Orientation Panel
April 20, Mobile Food Pantry
April 7, GSA Driving Range @ Boomerang Links
April 5, 5th Annual Graduate Student Appreciation Week
March 2, Graduate School Town Hall with Jeri-Anne Lyons, Ph.D.
Feb. 24, GSA Meeting with President Feinstein
Feb. 23, Mobile Food Pantry
Feb. 11, GSA Meeting with Jeri-Anne Lyons, Ph.D.
Jan. 20, GSA Meeting with President Feinstein
Jan. 15, Retirement Planning for Grad Students

Fall 2020

Limited in-person events due to COVID-19
Dec. 16, GSA Meeting with President Feinstein
Dec. 15, Mobile Food Pantry
Nov. 10, Dissertation Workshop webinar
Oct. 28, GSA Meeting with President Feinstein
Aug. 28, Teaching Assistants COVID-19 Discussion
Aug. 21, Master's in Public Health Orientation
Aug. 20, New Graduate Student Orientation: Extended Campus
Aug. 18, New Graduate Student Orientations
Aug. 13, First-Gen Grad Student Panel #2
July 28, Graduate Student Life Panel #4
July 23, Graduate Student Life Panel #3
July 22, Dissertation How-To Webinar
July 15, Healthy / Toxic Relationships During Grad School Presentation
July 14, First-Gen Grad Student Panel #1
July 13, Graduate Student Life Panel Discussion #2
July 8, Graduate Student Life Panel Discussion #1
July 1, Welcome to Greeley Panel Discussion w/ Greeley Government

Spring 2020

All campus events cancelled between March 16-July 31 due to COVID-19
March 11, Dinner with the GSA @ Holmes Dining Hall
March 5, GSA Focus Group Meeting
March 3, GSA Focus Group Meeting
March 2, GSA Focus Group Meeting
Feb. 28, Lunch with the GSA @ Holmes Dining Hall
Feb. 14, Valentine's Day in the Desert @ Yucca Fountain
Feb. 12, Dinner with the GSA @ Holmes Dining Hall
Jan. 31, Lunch with the GSA @ Holmes Dining Hall
Jan. 25, GSA Breakfast Club
Jan. 12, Dinner with the GSA @ Holmes Dining Hall
Dec. 5, Lunch with the GSA @ Holmes Dining Hall
Nov. 21, Lunch with the GSA @ UC Food Court

Fall 2019

Dec. 5, Lunch with the GSA @ Holmes Dining Hall
Nov. 21, Lunch with the GSA @ UC Food Court
Nov. 15, Taking Care of Yourself Workshop @ Michener Library
Nov. 8, Lunch with the GSA @ Holmes Dining Hall
Oct. 24, Lunch with the GSA @ TK Dining Hall
Oct. 18, Lunch with the GSA @ TK Dining Hall
Oct. 17, GSA Flu Shot Clinic @ Ross Hall (photos)
Oct. 12, GSA Breakfast Club @ IHOP Greeley
Oct. 4, Lunch with the GSA @ Holmes Dining Hall
Sept. 26, Active Shooter Training w/UNC Police Dept.
Sept. 19, Lunch with the GSA @ Holmes Dining Hall
Sept. 14, GSA Breakfast Club @ Cracker Barrel
Sept. 13, GSA Grant Writing Workshop
Sept. 3 Graduate Study Night @ Weldwerks Brewing
Aug. 29 Lunch with the GSA @ UC Food Court (photos)
Aug. 26 UNC Local Business Fair (photos)
Aug. 23 GSA Meetup @ Taste of UNC (photos)
Aug. 21 Fall Welcome Back Mixer @ Highbrau Taphouse (photos)
Aug. 20 GSA New Graduate Student Lunch
Aug. 20 GSA Panel Discussion @ New Graduate Student Orientation (photos)

Spring 2019

May 7 CSU/UNC Graduate Researcher Exchange: Jonny Lisano (photos)
April 20 GSA Breakfast Club @ Doug's Diner
April 17 Grad Student vs. Faculty Basketball Game @ Campus Recreation Center
April 11 UNC Research Day @ University Center
April 5 Graduate Student Appreciation Week Social @ High Brau Taphouse (photos)
April 4 Yoga on the Lawn @ Gunter Green (photos)
April 4 Therapy Dogs @ Gunter Green (photos)
April 4 Therapy Dogs @ Michener Library (photos)
April 3 Public Health Trivia @ University Center (photos)
April 3 Professional Headshots @ Campus Commons (photos)
April 3 Public Health Discussion @ University Center (photos)
April 2 Archery Tag Tournament @ Campus Recreation Center
April 2 Wheelchair Basketball Tournament @ Campus Recreation Center (photos)
April 2 SpikeBall Tournament @ Gunter Green (photos)
April 1 Free group fitness classes @ Campus Recreation Center
April 1 Public Health Fair @ University Center (photos)
March 30 GSA Breakfast Club @ Loveland Starbucks
March 4 GSA Graduate Panel @ McNair Scholars
Feb. 23 GSA Breakfast Club @ IHOP Greeley (photos)
Feb. 9 Lunar New Year Celebration (photos)
Jan. 25 Graduate Teaching Assistant Town Hall @ Ross Hall
Jan. 16 Student Senate Town Hall @ University Center
Jan. 16 Intro to GSA Grants Workshop @ University Center
Jan. 15 GSA Spring Welcome Back Mixer @ Tower 56 Distilling (photos)
Jan. 11-13 GSA Estes Park Hiking Trip (photos)
Jan. 11 GSA New Graduate Student Lunch @ Holmes Dining Hall

Fall 2018

Dec. 1 GSA Breakfast Club @ Loveland Breakfast Club
Nov. 30 GSA Hockey Night @ Colorado Eagles
Oct. 27 GSA Breakfast Club @ Cranford's Tea Tavern (photos)
Oct. 26 GSA Lunch @ Holmes Dining Hall
Oct. 26 Graduate Student Breakfast w/ Andy Feinstein @ University Center
Oct. 25 Greeley Night Out @ Downtown Greeley
Oct. 18 GSA Town Hall @ Loveland Campus
Oct. 17 GSA Flu Shot Clinic @ Ross Hall
Oct. 12 GSA Town Hall @ Denver Lowry Center
Oct. 11 GSA BBQ Lunch @ Veterans Services Cottage (photos)
Sept. 29 GSA Breakfast Club @ https://crackerbarrel.com/
Sept. 27 Archery Tag @ Campus Recreation Center (photos)
Sept. 7 GSA movie screening: Crazy Rich Asians @ Cinemark Greeley Mall
Sept. 7 GSA Lunch @ TK Dining Hall
Aug. 29 GSA Grant Writing Workshop @ University Center
Aug. 19 UNC Local Business Fair @ Candelaria Lawn
Aug. 17 GSA meetup: RecFest @ Campus Recreation Center
Aug. 17 GSA meetup: Taste of UNC @ Turner Green (photos)
Aug. 15 GSA Fall Welcome Back Mixer @ 16th Street Tavern (photos)
Aug. 14 GSA New Graduate Student Lunch @ Holmes Dining Hall
Aug. 14 New Graduate Student Orientation @ McKee Hall
Aug. 8 GSA Family meetup @ Greeley Family Funplex
July 12 GSA Lunch with UNC President @ South Hall

Spring 2018

April 21 GSA Breakfast Club @ Dark Heart Coffee Bar
April 7 GSA meetup at Hawai'i Club Lu'au @ University Center
April 6 GSA Happy Hour Social @ Cranford's Tea Tavern (photos)
April 5 Sex Trivia with the MPH Program @ Brix Taphouse (photos)
April 5 Research Day @ University Center
April 4 Yoga on the Lawn @ Gunter Green (photos)
April 4 Free Group Fitness Classes for Grad Students @ Campus Recreation Center
April 3 Free Chair Massages for Graduate Students @ University Center
April 2 GSA Therapy Dog Playtime @ Michener Library (photos)
April 2 Graduate Student Appreciation Week
March 31 GSA Breakfast Club @ Egg & I
March 30 Grad Student Meet & Greet Lunch with Student Senate Candidates @ Grad School
March 8 Graduate Coordinators' Meeting @ University Center
March 7 Safe Spring Break @ Turner Green
March 7 GSA GA/TA Office Space Meeting 
Feb. 24 GSA Breakfast Club @ Cranford Cove (photos)
Feb. 24 GSA Town Hall: Denver Campus
Feb. 20 GSA Town Hall: Greeley Campus
Feb. 17 GSA Yoga Class @ Sacred Space Yoga
Feb. 16, GSA Black Panther Screening @ Cinemark Greeley Mall (photos)
Jan. 27, GSA Breakfast Club @ Cracker Barrel (photos)
Jan. 25, GSA Spring Welcome Back Mixer @ 16th Street Tavern (photos)
Jan. 19, GSA Spring New Graduate Student Lunch @ Holmes Dining Hall
Jan. 17, Intro to GSA Grants workshop @ University Center

Fall 2017

Nov. 30, GSA How to make an album workshop with SBST @ Frasier Hall (photos)
Nov. 29, GSA meetup: UNC Holiday Dinner @ Holmes Dining Hall  (photos)
Nov. 23, Thanksgiving Potluck with UNC Hawaii Club @ Kohl House (photos)
Nov. 18, GSA team at UNC Military Challenge Race @ Campus Recreation Center (photos)
Nov. 16, GSA Veteran/Military-related Research Symposium @ University Center
Nov. 8, GSA Trivia Night @ Broken Plow Brewery (photos)
Oct. 30, GSA Town Hall Meeting @ TK Dining Hall
Oct. 27, GSA Greeley Night Out @ STUFT & Fritzler Corn Maze
Oct. 25, GSA flu shot clinic @ Ross Hall (photos)
Oct. 14, GSA Breakfast Club @ IHOP (photos)
Oct. 11, GSA Trivia Night @ Broken Plow Brewery (photos)
Oct. 5, GSA Zero Waste Sustainability Workshop by Brittney Morgan @ Ross Hall (photos)
Oct. 2, GSA BBQ @ Veterans Services (photos)
Sept. 29, Middle Eastern & North African graduate student meetup @ University Center (photos)
Sept. 16-17, GSA Estes Park Overnight Trip (photos)
Sept. 13, GSA Trivia Night @ Broken Plow Brewery
Sept. 13, GSA meetup: UNC Taste of APASS @ Kohl House (photos)
Sept. 13, GSA meetup: UNC Free Speech Panel Discussion (photos)
Sept. 7, GSA meetup: UNC DACA rally @ Gunter Green (photos)
Sept. 6, GSA meetup: UNC Cultural Services Extravaganza @ Marcus Garvey Center
Sept. 2, GSA meetup: UNC Football @ Nottingham Field (photos)
Aug. 18, GSA meetup: Taste of UNC @ Turner Green (photos)
Aug. 17, GSA City of Greeley Bus Tour
Aug. 16, GSA Beer in the Breezeway Mixer @ McKee Hall Breezeway (photos)
Aug. 15, New Graduate Student Social @ Broken Plow Brewery (photos)
Aug. 15, GSA New Graduate Student Lunch @ Holmes Dining Hall (photos)
Aug. 15, New Graduate Student Orientation @ McKee Hall (photos)
May 27, GSA meetup at CSU's BBQ Showdown @ Stanley Hotel (photos)
April 21, GSA Colorado Rockies Baseball Game (photos)
April 14, GSA Professional Development Lunch @ University Center (photos)
April 7, GSA Graduate Student Appreciation Week Social @ Cranford Cove (photos)
April 4, Graduate Student Appreciation Week Lunch @ UNC Graduate School (photos)
March 9, Strong Bear Powerlifting Competition @ Campus Recreation Center (photos)
March 6, GSA meetu: UNC Jazz Thang @ Moxi Theater (photos)
March 3, Graduate Students at Biology Department Chili Cookoff (photos)
Feb. 14, GSA Bowling Night @ Chipper Lanes (photos)
Feb. 6, GSA meetup: UNC CSC / PASC Dessert Bake-Off @ University Center (photos)
Jan. 23, GSA Spring Welcome Back Mixer @ Weldwerks Brewing (photos)