Graduate Clubs/Organizations


Graduate Student Council

Graduate Student Council

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) is an organization of "graduate students who are diverse individuals with unique skills, experiences, and talents. We value this diversity as it enriches our lives and educational experiences. We are committed to our education, our professions, and the advancement of graduate students at the University. We also value the opportunity to meet with fellow graduate students, faculty, administration, and alumni. We desire an organization that is committed, responsive, efficient, and engaging to carry out these desires and to act on our behalf in matters concerning our general welfare."

Virtual Meeting Dates:

Zoom link for all meetings: Password: 692171

Spring 2024 Meeting Dates

Previous Meetings

Executive Board

Executive Board Membership Program Delegates

President- Casey Berchtold, CRIM

Vice President- Vacant

Secretary- Matthew Romen, OLA 

Treasurer- Erin O'Hanlon

Student Life Chair- Vacant

Fundraiser Chair- Vacant

Maria Hoover Spade, Advisor

Sarah Albertson, Co-Advisor

American Studies- Alexa Novo & Daniel Tidcombe

Communication Disorders- Pending

Counseling - Van Nhi Ho & Alisha Akins

Criminal Justice- Pending

Holocaust & Genocide Studies- Pending 

Occupational Therapy- Sara Lockwood &Taylor Barto

Organizational Leadership- Tonya Coston

Physical Therapy- Ramish Sheikh & Scott Truhan

Social Work- Pending


General Information and Forms

We welcome any suggestions, comments, complaints, etc. E-mail us at Want to join the GSC Membership? Log into your goStockton Portal, choose the group icon in the upper right hand corner and you should have a request to join the group on from your account. Log-in for news, events and to learn more.

Graduate Student Council Constitution
Sample Annual Budget Request Packet

The Graduate Student Council works directly with the graduate student organizations at Stockton University to ensure that all graduate students are able to receive appropriate funds for various academic pursuits and voice their thoughts and perspectives for their respective programs. The delegates from all the graduate programs work collaboratively to ensure interprofessional collaboration throughout the academic year for the overall success of all graduate students.

The GSC operates independently of the Office of Graduate Studies and is run by graduate students. Financial opportunities come from the Student Life Facilities Fee paid with our tuition. Taking advantage of membership ensures that the fees will go to various programs and events on and off campus. Membership is voluntary, but strongly suggested as each program could have the opportunity to vote with the GSC E-Board.

Executive Board Officers must be matriculated graduate students during a full academic year (fall and spring semesters). Students participating in clinicals during the spring semester are eligible to serve as Officers if they are still considered full time students during the spring. The Executive Board will be selected by the first meeting in April. A maximum of two (2) individuals within the same program can serve on the E-Board at one time. Nominations must be submitted and finalized by the final meeting in March. During the first April meeting, Program Delegates and each current Executive Board member will be eligible to vote for the next academic years’ Officers.

Matriculated graduate students in each graduate degree program at the University shall select two (2) students to act as Program Delegates. The role of the delegates is to act as a liaison between GSC and the graduate organization. Responsibilities of the delegate include attending all GSC meetings throughout the academic year, submitting academic budget requests at the end of the academic year, and voting on all GSC topics such as budget approvals.

Program delegates (2 per each graduate organization) must be matriculated graduate students in good academic standing, with an overall GPA above 3.0. Two additional representatives may serve as alternates/proxies if one or both Delegates are not able to attend a meeting. Program Delegates must be active members of their respective program’s club. Selection of Program Delegates must be decided within the members’ respective clubs. If no club exists for a particular program, only one Delegate may be selected. All Delegates and representatives must join the GSC OspreyHub to be officially recognized by the committee to have Voting Privileges.

GSC meet twice per month, biweekly throughout the course of the academic year. Dates, times, and locations of meetings vary from year to year, please check above for specific dates for current semester.

GSC runs various events every year, depending upon the interests of the council and graduate students. Common events that GSC runs include graduate panels, fundraising events for the GSC scholarship, and an Open House at the beginning of each year. Historically, the club has also been involved in Relay for Life and the Day of Scholarship at Stockton University.

In order to receive graduate club funding through GSC, the club can use the Annual Budget Request Packet to help them develop their requested budget for the upcoming academic year. Completed requests is done through OspreyHub, and information will be provided in the spring semester. Approval for the budget requests is determined via votes by the GSC at the end of each academic year. Clubs that are unable to submit an application by the deadline will be given a starting budget of $500. More information about the budget process can be found in the Graduate Student Council Constitution.

Requests for supplementals can only be requested if the funds in each respective organization have all been used up. Each program member seeking supplemental funds will need to complete an Individual Budget Request form. The Individual Budget Request form will outline specific expenses covered for individual programs or events. These expenses include travel, on-campus, and off-campus events.

The GSC Book Award is a scholarship that is awarded annually to five students based on the following criteria: full or part-time graduate student that has completed at least one semester of coursework and demonstrates financial need, has a GPA of at least 3.5, or demonstrates campus involvement in student organizations and/or community service. Applications can be submitted through Stockton’s University Scholarship Application at Applicants will be automatically considered for the GSC Book Award based on their completed general application.

Clubs and Organizations

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Club
This professional club is for current physical therapy students in the curriculum as well as undergraduates interesting in this exciting profession. Through this club, students can interact with people that are representative of the population that physical therapists treat. We are also able to appreciate how our work can change lives.

Master of Arts in American Studies (MAAS)
The MAAS Society seeks to unite students currently enrolled in the Master of Arts or Certificate in American Studies programs, while enhancing their knowledge and understanding of the field of American Studies.

Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies (MAHG) Club
The MAHG society provides a forum for students to discuss upcoming conferences, research and paper proposal ideas, as well as foster a sense of community among Holocaust and Genocide Studies Master's students.

Master of Social Work (MSW) Alliance
The MSW Alliance seeks to enhance all of students' knowledge and understanding of social work values and principles. This will be accomplished through the promotion of social change, problem solving in human relationships, empowerment, and advocation for social justice

Organizational Leaders in Action (OLA)
The purpose of OLA shall be to support and encourage the academic, social, and professional pursuits of its members. We wish to promote student scholarship and leadership as well as communication among students and faculty here at Stockton University.

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)
Increase awareness of Occupational Therapy in the community through events, meetings, and service projects.

Stockton Speech and Hearing Club
The purpose of this organization is to unite its members and serve the University community by providing a vehicle for student representation in matters of professional concern and organizing activities to promote awareness of human communication and related health issues.