GPA is the graduate psychology student's own organization. GPA was created to provide a supportive organization for psychology graduate students and to offer both students and faculty an opportunity to come together and share scholarly ideas.
The group serves as a support network for graduate students, as well as a forum for individuals to present research and thesis propositions, to discuss psychological issues, and to help incoming students become involved and familiar with the department. GPA also has sponsorsed events with speakers who are world-renowned psychologists (past speakers have been Thomas Szasz, Albert Ellis, and John Darley).
Although primarily directed towards graduate interests in psychology, GPA extends its invitation to all interested parties and welcomes their attendance at any of its events. With the support of the graduate students and faculty, GPA has been successful at providing beneficial information to the community and bringing professional and educational recognition to SUNY New Paltz.
The GPA was the first graduate student club to be officially approved by the SUNY New Paltz Student Association and recognized by the college. While it is not funded by the Student Association at this time, current graduate students may seek such funding again in the future.