Student Information

Graduate Student Organization

Matriculated students are part of the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) and each year they elect officers from the student body.

Mission of the GSO
The mission of the Graduate School of Education GSO is:

  1. To provide students with an avenue for student input to the Graduate School of Education faculty.
  2. To promote opportunities for students, administration, staff and faculty to interact outside of regular classes.
  3. To represent the Graduate School of Education at university-wide Graduate Student Association meetings.
  4. To promote better communication among graduate education students.
  5. To provide Graduate School of Education students with information about the university, the Lowell community, and the region.
  6. To provide student input to the Graduate School of Education faculty regarding course selection and evaluation.
  7. To act as a liaison with the Dean of the Graduate School of Education providing forums for student information, colloquiums, and educational opportunities.
Graduate Student Organization Officers  2013-2014

President: Elizabeth Often
Vice President: Katharine Covino
Treasurer: Sarah Moretti
Secretary: Jeanne O'Hearn
Senate Alternate: Katherine Ditullio
Club Advisor: Stacy Szczesiul

The GSO sponsors the Symposium on Educational Research and Practice. The GSO is part of UMass Lowell’s Graduate Student Association, which provides grants for research and other scholarly activity. The professional-development award information can be found at