The purposes of the GSA are:
- To provide the opportunity for communication, cooperation, and the exchange of ideas among graduate students, faculty, and University Administration in order to enhance intellectual development through faculty/student interaction.
- To represent the interests of the entire graduate student body and communicate these ideas to faculty, staff, and administration at MSU.
- To enhance the quality of graduate education at MSU by developing a forum to discuss graduate student issues and recommendations.
- To facilitate the planning and implementation of events and services that focus on the professional, collegial, and academic development of the graduate student body across all departments and colleges.