Graduate Student Associations

Graduate Student Associations
The Graduate Student Association sponsors an annual picnic, which includes a softball tournament. The winning team claims a softball trophy, along with bragging rights, for a full year.

Graduate Student Association

Devoted to increasing interaction among graduate students, events sponsored include orientation get-togethers, class socials, an annual picnic and the GSA-sponsored annual speaker each May.

Faculty-Student Association

The Association administers scholarships, loan funds and student activity fees, and sponsors special projects.

Upstate Student Government

The student government for all students at SUNY Upstate. The purpose and function of this organization is to serve as a forum for student opinion, to facilitate cooperation and communication with the administration, faculty and community and to collect and allocate the student activity fee to classes, events, programs and recognized organizations.


Each year the Graduate Student Association honors three students with awards at the Graduate and Medical School Awards Ceremony.

The awards are:

  • Written Research Proposal Award: $500 Award for the best grant proposal based on overall merit, feasibility and significance.
  • Volunteer and Service Award: $250 Award for volunteer service based on length of service, duties performed, training required and benefits to others.
  • Research Poster Award: $500 Award for the best scientific poster based on clarity of presentation, logic of technique, significance and relevance, and creativity.