Graduate Student Psychology Organization


  • Goals: to provide a forum for graduate students in psychology at SHSU to interact socially and collaborate professionally and to promote unity in the SHSU psychology community
  • Membership: All SHSU graduate students in psychology (master’s or doctoral level) are eligible.
  • Dues: $10 per academic year (payable by cash or check, usually in September)
  • Many GSPO events are held at SHSU’s Psychological Services Center (PSC), located at 919 Bearkat Blvd.
  • Contact us:


  • President: Kelsey Laxton
  • Vice-President: Jamie Manning
  • Master’s Liaison: Michelle Secours
  • Treasurer: Laurel Mattos
  • Secretary: Paula Bernhard
  • Faculty Advisor: Dr. Craig Henderson


  • 4th Annual GSPO Pet Calendar
    • Please submit pet photos to!
    • Deadline: TBD
    • Limit of 2 photos per person, please.
    • Please include pet name(s)
    • Calendar orders & advance fees will be collected in TBD
  • GSPO 2014-2015 t-shirt design contest:
  • Submit your design to
  • Deadline: TBD


  • First General Membership Info Meeting: Thursday, September 17, 2014, 3:00 pm, PSC Library  [[FREE PIZZA!]]
  • October: Community Service and Movie Night
  • November: Graduate Student Panel: Applying to Grad School
    • Grad students will share their application experiences and advice with undergraduates who are currently or considering applying to graduate school.
    • Undergraduates are welcome to bring application materials and specific questions about the application process.
    • Sponsored by GSPO and Psi Chi
  • December 5, 2014: Annual GSPO Holiday Party
  • Spring 2015:
    • Predoctoral Internship Panel:
      • Students who have most recently undergone the agonizing application process to internships in clinical and forensic psychology will give advice and answer questions to those who will be facing the same task in the years to come.
  • September 2015: Annual GSPO Social
    • Raven’s Lodge at Huntsville State Park


GSPO Photos


12/06/13 GSPO Holiday Party at SHSU’s Criminal Justice Center!


9/13/13 GSPO Social at Huntsville State Park, with GSPO Raffle!


2011 Holiday Party


GSPO Competition




Fall Socials