The Botany and Plant Pathology Graduate Student Association 

Graduate students in BPP form the Graduate Students Association (GSA). This organization provides a handbook for incoming graduate students, offers an orientation program for the department's new graduate students, and sponsers social and professional activities throughout the year. Click here to view the By-Laws of the GSA.

The GSA is comprised of all graduate students in the department. In past years, it has been a fairly strong and positive force in developing a close working relationship among students and faculty. The GSA sponsors several social activities throughout the year, including an active orientation program for new students. In recent years, the GSA has been fortunate enough to have representatives who are able to participate on departmental committees. Funding for GSA-sponsored activities is accumulated from fundraising events, coffee room proceeds, T-shirt sales, and private donations.


Below is a list of upcoming events that BPP graduate students are encouraged to attend. If you would like to share an event with other BPP grads please submit a time, location and description to the GSA officers


Time & Date Event Location



BPP department BBQ

BPP GSA Lunch Meeting

Avery Park Lion's Shelter

Cordley 2087



Cider Pressing

Beach weekend

OSU BPP farm




Defending soon? Need to find a CGR Representative for your committee? Filling out a program of study? Need to schedule an exam? Forms that are relevant to graduate school processes can be found at

This list is subject to change but you will be notified of anything prominent. Also check out the BPP Defenses page to see which of our friends are defending soon!