The Catholic University of America

The Graduate Student Association

"The Graduate Student Association of The Catholic University of America is dedicated to the academic, cultural, and professional development of all graduate students enrolled at CUA. As the official voice of graduate students, the Graduate Student Association responds to the needs and concerns of the graduate community and strives to improve the quality of education and life at the university, acting fully within the university’s mission statement and governing documents."

Dissertation Boot Camp 2014


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Promoting Intellectutal Advancement


The GSA offers a wide range of opportunities to bring the graduate student body and campus together. It is our drive towards academic excellence that commits us to providing support for both conferences and inviting lecturers to CUA. 

Living in the District


In Washington, there's always something to do. From Happy Hours to Spiritual Reflection, from exclusive museum tours to Capitals, Redskins, Nationals, and other sporting events, there's always something available to see or do with your colleagues and the GSA.

Opportunities on Campus


If you're interested in becoming more than just a student on campus, the GSA can provide you with the tools to satisfy your desires. We regularly pair with other organizations on campus for volunteering and philanthropy in the community. When there are jobs that need filling on campus, we regularly will post these to keep you informed! 


President's Message

Dear Fellow Graduate Students, 

Thank you for visiting the Graduate Student Association’s (GSA) webpage. Our mission is to enrich the lives of the graduate students at Catholic University through a variety of core services and partnerships. Our three primary methods are: Providing funds for conference attendance and presentation; providing support for bringing outside guests and lecturers to our campus; and organizing events for cultural enrichment and fellowship.

In addition to our core services, the GSA partners with many on-campus offices, such as Campus Ministry, The Center for Academic Success, The Writing Center and Career Services to provide an array of professional and spiritual development opportunities. With the consultation of the GSA Senate, the GSA advocates for the interests of graduate students and ensures that CUA remains a vibrant home for graduate study.
When you attend a conference, use a student lounge, study area or the lockers in the library, attend Crabfest or another event, invite a lecturer or attend a seminar on pedagogy, publishing or job-seeking, you take advantage of your membership in the Graduate Student Association. All enrolled CUA graduate students are eligible for membership.

Welcome back for the 2013-2014 school year! We are looking forward to serving you!
Best wishes,
John Mickey
President, Graduate Student Association 2013-2014


Contact Us!

The offices of The Graduate Student Association are located in Pryzbyla 105-B and 105-C. To make an appointment with an officer of the association, please contact our President, John Mickey.

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Upcoming Events

Interested in planning an event or purchasing tickets? Contact Michelle Morrison, GSA Events Chair