History of GSA-US
In the Fall Semester of 2015, a group of students of Guinean descent at Baruch College of the City University of New York (CUNY) founded the Guinean Students Association of Baruch College. They did so with the objective of empowering the Guinean community through both education and career development. Since its establishment, GSA chapters were started in a few CUNY colleges, namely, LaGuardia Community College, New York City College of Technology, the City College of New York and Medgar Evers College. After seeing the positive impact of GSA on its members, students from these chapters proceeded to create the Guinean students Association of the United States (GSA-US) to have a broader impact on the Guinean community.
Purpose of GSA-US
The purpose of GSA-US is to empower the Guinean community through education by
A. Career Development
- Organizing programs that provide resources that will benefit the members of the organization and consequently the Guinean community overall.
- Implementing programs that provide mentoring opportunities for Guinean students in the United States.
C. Academic and Professional Excellence
- Promoting academic and professional achievements of the Guinean community.
- Conveying the purpose of GSA-US to entities that will further the organization’s cause.