About the GSA

NMU's Graduate Student Association represents the graduate students attending Northern Michigan University. This student organization addresses academic issues, volunteers in the community, and plans social activities that allow graduate students to get to know each other.

Any student participating in any graduate-level program at Northern Michigan University may become a member of GSA with voting and office-holding privileges. Everyone is invited to our events and meetings. Graduate students will receive an email invitation to meetings.

The advisers for the NMU Graduate Student Association are:

Dr. Lisa Eckert, Dean of Graduate Studies and Research 

Janelle Taylor, Director of Graduate Enrollment Management

They can be reached at graduate@nmu.edu or 906-227-2300.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to positively contribute to the life of graduate students and the Northern Michigan University community through advocacy, professional development, humanitarian efforts, and collaboration.

We strive to fulfill this mission by facilitating communication and networking between graduate students and the administration across departmental lines. The Graduate Student Association will create opportunities for professional development through organized activities such as symposiums, panels, and conferences. We will promote advocacy and volunteer work that benefits NMU and the community of Marquette. To reach these goals, the GSA will provide NMU graduate students with valuable experiences and opportunities to enhance their community and prepare themselves for impactful careers beyond NMU.


Vision Statement

Northern Michigan University’s Graduate Student Association strives to promote a sense of belonging and develop a collective identity as graduate students across departments to assist graduate students in reaching their goals and full potential.