Graduate Student Organizations

Here is a list of all the duly registered graduate student organizations at Western Michigan University. We provide a brief description of their objectives, contact information, and a link (when available) to their website.

 

adventist students for christ

 

agape Life

 

Anthropology Graduate Collective

Our purpose is to provide an organization for graduate students in the department of anthropology.  This group will come together with the aims of: 1) fostering community among graduate students within the anthropology department at Western Michigan University, 2) creating an environment for its members for the exploration of topics within the four fields of anthropology as well as related fields and 3) promoting an awareness and appreciation for anthropology at Western Michigan University, and surrounding communities.

arab student union

 

Behavior Analysis Graduate Student Organization

 The mission of our organization is to facilitate communication between behavior analysis graduate students and faculty and to organize events in order to improve the Western Michigan University behavior analysis graduate student experience. Contact: President: Becky Kolb rebecca.l.kolb@wmich.edu Website: Behavior Analysis Graduate Student Organization

chemical and paper engineering

 

Chemistry Graduate Student Association

The Chemistry Graduate Student Association at Western Michigan University aims to promote the interactions between graduate students, postgraduate workers, and faculty within the department of chemistry and to further the boundaries of our academic and social interests and develop skills and potential to be successful through various activities.

Chess club

The purpose of this organization is to promote the game of chess in Kalamazoo community for people passionate to learn and play this exciting game. The club holds a once-a-weekly meeting to teach new players as well as to provide an opportunity to existing players to improve their game by playing with each other. Undergraduate students, graduate students, professors, and staff are all welcome to join and enjoy chess also known as “Game of Kings”. Contact info: President Ateeb Akhter Shah Syed syed.ateeb@wmich.edu.

christian student association

 

Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Organization

Our purpose is to promote the interests of clinical psychology graduate students at Western Michigan University. The Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Organization serves as a liaison between graduate students and faculty members in the clinical psychology program, it also assesses and addresses graduate student needs within the department of psychology. In addition, we plan professional and social enrichment opportunities for graduate students and encourage undergraduate involvement in research opportunities available through here at Western. Contact info: Co-presidents: Emily Morgan and Olivia Gratz olivia.h.gratz@wmich.edu Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/168360790016678/ 

comparative religion organization

Dominican Student Organization

The Dominican Student Organization is dedicated to showcase the Dominican culture on WMU's campus through several activities and events. Our student organization also serves as a community for other international students who may be looking for a home away from home, regardless of where that home is. We offer support to our members in any way we can. Contact info: President Eric Carlo ericalexander.carlo@wmich.edu.

ethics outreach

Friends of the Teaching Assistant Union and Part-time instructors

We, Friends of the Teaching Assistants and Part-time Instructors, support the aims and goals of the Teaching Assistants Union and Professional Instructors Organization at Western Michigan University, who, having been authorized in democratic elections validated by the State of Michigan as the legal representatives of their respective constituencies for the purposes of collective bargaining, commit themselves to fostering participatory democracy in our university and community. Our goals shall be organizing teaching assistants and professional instructors, cultivating union solidarity, and promoting quality education at Western Michigan University.  This organization seeks to cooperate with the Teaching Assistants UnionProfessional Instructors Organization, and other unions and groups to promote common goals and ideals. Contact: President Kristina Bailey kristina.r.bailey@wmich.edu

Fulbright Student Organization

The main objective of the Fulbright Student Organization at WMU is to incorporate all Fulbright granted students from different countries who attend Western Michigan University The FSO aims to be a mechanism to help its members in order to share their culture and values with the WMU community and other members of the group. Current President: Pascal Valbrune /pascal.valbrune@wmich.edu. Current General Secretary: Anna Kharchenko / anna.kharchenko@wmich.edu.Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/fulbrightwmu/

geophysicists Society

 

Graduate Communication Organization (GCO)

 

Graduate Student Association of Philosophers

The purpose of this organization is to promote a community for the philosophy graduate students, which will help facilitate the philosophical exchange of ideas and provide a forum for graduate students to more closely interact with others in the field. Contact info: President Dale Brown dale.m.brown@wmich.edu Website: http://www.wmich.edu/philosophy 

Graduate Student of Color

Graduate Students of Color is an organization of and for graduate students at Western Michigan University, who are dedicated to increasing the diversity at Western and all of the communities that this University serves. To be a student member, you must be currently enrolled at as a graduate student. Our primary function is to help Western to better represent the multitudes of student cultures, languages, and ethnic backgrounds.

Graduate Student of Comparative Religion

The Graduate Students of Comparative Religion is a student organization which exists to help graduate students in their endeavors at Western Michigan University and supports the department when applicable. Contact info: President Krista Major krista.major@wmich.edu Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GraduateStudentsComparativeReligion/

higher education student affairs (HESA)

 

History Graduate Student Organization

The History Graduate Student Organization functions as an academic and social communication link between faculty and students. It also identifies members for several representative bodies in the university-wide Graduate Student Association, its subcommittees, and certain councils of the Faculty Senate. Contacts: President Thomas Maurer thomas.j.maurer@wmich.edu Website: History Graduate Student Organization

Indian Student Association

Our vision is to promote and encourage a better cultural awareness among students regarding India and its culture. We have continued to uphold a tradition of excellence ever since we started. Western Michigan University has seen a consistent enrollment of students from Indian origin. Today, the association is made up of more than thousand members, that includes both currently enrolled and alumni. We are known to be one among the largest International organization at Western Michigan University.

Industrial Organization Graduate Student Organization

Our purpose is to promote the interests of Industrial Organizational Psychology graduate students at Western Michigan University. Our Organization serves as a liaison between graduate students and faculty members in the industrial organizational psychology program, assesses and addresses graduate student needs in the program, and plans professional and social enrichment opportunities for graduate students in the department of psychology.

The Iraqi Student Union

Our mission is to arrange educational and social workshops to help new students adjust and feel comfortable in their new environment and living system. Provide engagement opportunities in different Western Michigan University activities (e.g. social events and sports), and cooperate with several other organizations here at Western. Contact info: President Ghassan Bilal ghassanabdulh.bilal@wmuch.edu. Cellphone: (269)9108727

trinity for all

 

mass mutual insurance

 

Minorities and Philosophy

Minorities and Philosophy (MAP) is an organization that promotes 1) the work of minority and underrepresented groups in philosophy, 2) work on underrepresentation (e.g., stereotype threat, the "pipeline" problem in philosophy), and 3) work on topics that are marginalized within philosophy (e.g., sexuality, race and gender, prison abolition, disability, etc.). Over the course of the semester, our chapter will be organizing a number of lunches with leaders in the WMU community whose research and/or activism relates to our mission, graduate and undergraduate student presentations, reading groups, philosophy talks, and social outings.
If you're interested in getting involved with our chapter of MAP, please send us an email at mapofwmu@gmail.com. More contact info: financial officer and primary contact: Jenji Learn jenji.c.learn@wmich.edu and faculty sponsor: Dr. Ashley Atkins ashley.atkins@wmich.eduFacebook page and primary means of communication about upcoming events: https://www.facebook.com/MAPofWMU/.The website of the national entity with which we are affiliated and a recognized chapter: http://www.mapforthegap.com/chapters.html.

Music Graduate Student

The purpose of Music Graduate Students organization is to aid in the professional development of graduate students within Western Michigan University’s School of Music.  Our organization prepares artists to be independent, adaptable, and creative entrepreneurs in the professional world and provides them with tools to aid in their mentorship of undergraduate students here at Western. Contact info: President Michael Gause mugswmu@gmail.com Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MUGS-Music-Graduate-Students-WMU-254951657887979/?fref=ts

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemist and Chemical

 

Persian Student Organization

The Purpose of this organization is to promote the Iranian culture within the Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo community. We aim to establish strong bonds between students from Iran and the United States, as well as those from other countries so that we can introduce them to the vast Iranian cultural heritage. We would like to emphasize our similarities and peace among different nationalities. We want to congregate Iranians studying here at Western and organize different cultural events for them and all other interested domestic and international students.

Political Science Graduate Student Association

The Political Science Graduate Student Association is a graduate student-led organization in the department of Political Science. The PSGSA works with graduate students and faculty to encourage departmental development and growth by sponsoring events and meetings that inform students about graduate life and professionalization skills. Overall, the PSGSA seeks to help all graduate students keep in touch with peers and possible networking contacts by hosting lectures and workshops. Anyone needing contact about the PSGSA may contact Brittany Page Brake at brittany.p.brake@wmich.edu.

redeemed chapter 17

 

redeemed Christian fellowship

 

SCIENCE EDUCATION ORGANIZATION

 

social welfare action alliance

 

Society of Exploration Geophysicists

The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) chapter at Western Michigan University is going into its third year as an organization on campus. All students interested in learning more about geosciences and geophysics are encouraged to join. With the generosity of sponsors, students can get free membership including other benefits such as the subscription to The Leading Edge (a SEG publication), short courses on geophysical techniques and several books at discounted rates.  The chapter at WMU currently has 17 undergraduate and graduate students. The chapter seeks to get involved in campus and community events. We have two big fundraising events over the year, one is our annual ping-pong tournament during the last week of fall semester and the other is our hammer swinging competition during the Geosciences Department Annual Banquet. There are bi-weekly meetings held to organize events and collaborate on current topics and discussions in the field of geophysics. If you are interested in learning more, please contact wmu.seg@gmail.com. In addition, here is the contact information of the president of the chapter,  Austin Johnson: austin.m53.johnson@wmich.edu. If you wish to join our RSO, please follow the link provided here: https://wmich.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/seg       

 

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineer

 

sociology department graduate students

 

spirited discussion

 

STUDENT ASSEMBLY FOR RACIAL EQUITY & CULTURAL INCLUSION (SAREC)

The purpose of the Student Assembly for Racial Equity and Cultural Inclusion (SAREC) is to address racial inequity, encourage anti-racism initiatives and training, and foster a community of culturally competent students, faculty, and staff on Western’s campus. This initiative will be executed by addressing the three pillars of SAREC: anti-racism, cultural competency, and racial diversity and cultural inclusion.  Student members are encouraged to uphold this mission by volunteering as RaceTalk panelists, responding to critical race incidents that are reported to the organization, giving voice and visibility to those vulnerable to White supremacy and systemic racism, and contributing to an institutional change in the areas of racial literacy, cultural competency, and anti-racism. Contact info: President Dawnielle Simmons: dawnielle.d.simmons@wmich.edu. Website: www.sarecwmu.org

student media group

 

                                                           2017-18 Graduate Student Organizations attendance

Organizations

Setp. 29

Oct. 27

Dec. 1

Jan. 26

Feb. 23

March 23

April 20

ADVENTIST STUDENTS FOR CHRIST

Present  Present          

AGAPE LIFE

Present  Present          

ANTHROPOLOGY GRADUATE COLLECTIVE

             

ARAB STUDENT UNION

             

BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATION

Present  Present          

CHEMICAL AND PAPER ENGINEERING

  Present          

CHEMISTRY GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION

 Present  Present          

CHESS CLUB

Present  Present          

CHRISTIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION

Present            

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATION

Present  Present          

COMPARATIVE RELIGION ORGANIZATION

Present  Present          

DOMINICAN STUDENT ORGANIZATION

 Present  Present          

ETHICS OUTREACH

Present  Present          

FRIENDS OF THE TEACHING ASSISTANT UNION AND PART-TIME INSTRUCTORS

Present  Present          

FULBRIGHT STUDENT ORGANIZATION

Present  Present          

GEOPHYSICISTS SOCIETY

Present   Present          

GRADUATE COMMUNICATION ORGANIZATION (GCO)

   Present          

GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION OF PHILOSOPHERS

Present  Present          

GRADUATE STUDENT OF COLOR

             

HISTORY GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATION

Present  Present          

HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT AFFAIRS (HESA)

Present  Present          

INDIAN STUDENT ASSOCIATION

Present Present          

INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION GRADUATE STUDENT ORGANIZATION

Present  Present          

THE IRAQI STUDENT UNION

Present  Present          

TRINITY FOR ALL

Present  Present          

MASS MUTUAL INSURANCE

Present  Present          

MINORITIES AND PHILOSOPHY

Present   Present          

MUSIC GRADUATE STUDENT

Present            

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR THE PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT OF BLACK CHEMIST AND CHEMICAL

   Present          

PERSIAN STUDENT ORGANIZATION

Present   Present          

POLITICAL SCIENCE GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION

             

REDEEMED CHAPTER 17

Present            

REDEEMED CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP

  Present          

SCIENCE EDUCATION ORGANIZATION

             

SOCIAL WELFARE ACTION ALLIANCE

  Present          

SOCIETY OF EXPLORATION GEOPHYSICISTS

   Present          

SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER

             

SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT GRADUATE STUDENTS

Present  Present          

SPIRITED DISCUSSION

Present  Present          

STUDENT ASSEMBLY FOR RACIAL EQUITY & CULTURAL INCLUSION (SAREC)

Present            

STUDENT MEDIA GROUP (SMG)

Present            

YOUR VOICE AT WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY