Graduate Student Association Club

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) is your representative organization as a graduate student at the University at Buffalo.

The GSA is responsible for spending the Mandatory Student Fee and represents your best interests on numerous university committees and to the university administration. Most departments have a club.

As a member of the Community Health and Health Behavior GSA club, you would enjoy many benefits, including:  

  • Eligibility for student travel funds to help offset the cost of attending conferences
  • Eligibility for funds for hosting special events (e.g., guest lectures, social events, community service events, symposia and poster sessions)
  • Eligibility for research grant funds
  • Access to GSA-sponsored events such as the Distinguished Speaker Series
  • Opportunities to deliver input about university decisions and spending that affect graduate students

By default, all matriculated graduate students are members of the Community Health and Health Behavior GSA club. If you do not wish to be a member, contact the faculty representative, Heather Orom.

GSA Club Leadership Opportunities

Take an active role in the GSA club by running for one of four elected officer positions: president, vice president, treasurer or secretary.

You may also serve as a senator to represent the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior at regular university-level GSA meetings (held the first Wednesday of each month). As a senator, you would vote in the department’s interest and share news and opportunities discussed at the GSA meeting. Alternate senators are also appointed.  

Contact the Community Health and Health Behavior GSA club faculty representative, Heather Orom, for additional details.

Refer to the University GSA website for more information about GSA-sponsored events, small grants for thesis and dissertation work and conference travel funding forms.