- Michigan State - Kinesiology Graduate Student Organization
The purpose of the organization is to provide a forum for interaction amongst graduate students and faculty members between and within the Department of Kinesiology.
- Texas A&M - Health and Kinesiology Grad Student Organization
The purpose of the Health and Kinesiology (HLKN) Graduate Student Organization will be two-fold: (1) Academic; and (2) Social.
Academic: Provide information that is relevant and pertinent to the professional development of HLKN graduate students. This organization will provide HLKN graduate students the opportunity to voice and share group concerns pertaining to current departmental procedures. The Graduate Student Organization will also serve as a secondary resource for all incoming/prospective graduate applicants. Academic/Professional development activities will include but not be limited to the following: Promote panel discussions, guest lecturers, and seminars covering topics such as thesis/dissertation development, contract negotiation skills, grant writing techniques, locating funding sources, post-doctorate opportunities, and committee member selection. Also, aid the dissemination of important information such as fellowships, scholarships, conferences and important deadlines.
Social: Promote a more cohesive graduate student body within the department through sponsored social events. Graduate students will be able to interact with other departmental graduate students that share similar interests and professional goals. As a result, graduate students will be able to have a professional network in place upon graduation. Social development activities will include but not be limited to the following: Community outings, picnics, barbeques, and team building activities to promote communication skills and provide an outlet from academic rigors.
- Purdue University - Health and Kinesiology Grad Student Organization
A graduate education in the HK department prepares individuals to become future leaders in their fields and facilitators for the betterment of society. The Health and Kinesiology Graduate Student Organization (HKGSO) serves as a resource for current graduate students to build upon the foundation of their education with leadership, service, and social opportunities. The HKGSO is run by the graduate students and, as such, represents all individuals pursuing graduate study in the department whether they are enrolled full- or part-time and whether they are employed by the department, employed by other agencies on or off campus, or financing their own education. The HKGSO includes all HK graduate students. Board members are elected in December and fulfill various responsibilities within the HKGSO. Also, there is a student representative to the HK Graduate Faculty that communicates regularly with the Director of Graduate Studies and attends HK Graduate Faculty Meetings to provide voice for student issues.
- University of Waterloo (CA) - Kinesiology Student Association
The object of the Association shall be:
1. To unite, for their mutual benefit, graduate students of the Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo;
2. To acquire and make available information to assist students in their sojourn in the Department and at the University;
3. To nominate and elect representatives to Departmental and University Committees;
4. To act as the official voice of the graduate students of the Department for academic and administrative purposes.
"Models" Kinesiology Graduate Student Organizations
Below is a list of some comparable GSOs that we could potentially model.