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Graduate Student Senate at OHIO

Get Involved!

Make an impact in the life of current and future graduate-professional students  ​

Learn the administrative workings of Ohio University and American higher education in general  

Create sustainable change by making policies that will affect your peers

Gain skills to advocate at the local, state, and national level 

Improving the Graduate-Professional Student Experience

The Graduate Student Senate (GSS) at OHIO represents all Ohio University graduate-professional students and their interests, both on-campus and online. We examine issues that affect the graduate student community, and submit reports and recommendations to The Office of the PresidentBudget Planning CouncilGraduate CouncilStanding University Committees, and to several of the college deans. 

Graduate Student Senate is one of five shared governance bodies within Ohio University administration and is recognized by the Board of Trustees. The purpose of GSS is to act as the official representative body of all graduate and professional students enrolled at Ohio University. 

Come to a Meeting!

General Body Meetings are held twice a month on Tuesdays online due to COVID-19. Students and members of the community are encouraged to use this opportunity to keep up to date with University and national matters that specifically impact graduate students.

Meetings are held every other week on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM virtually on Microsoft Teams (We will update the new meeting time, days, and dates for the academic year 2022-23)

GSS Meeting Link

Spring 2021-22 Meeting Dates

April, 12th, Tuesday

Friday, 15th GPSAW– Executive Council handover to 2022-2023 council

Tuesday, 26th final general body meeting for Fall Semester 2022 

Graduate College | OHIO Graduate Student Senate


The Original Work Grant (OWG) supports research and creative work. It is intended to fund direct, project-related expenses such as travel, lodging, materials and equipment related to research. Any graduate student enrolled for at least 1 credit hour and pursuing a graduate degree at Ohio University can apply for this grant.

The Travel Award (TA) supports travel to present original work, including research and creative works. The Travel Award is intended to enhance graduate education through participation in seminars, workshops and conferences, fostering professional development to further students’ careers. The award attempts to cover a majority of the costs associated with such travel. 

Information about the Original Work Grant and the Travel Grant can now be found on the Graduate College webpage.

Please email gssgrantreview@ohio.edu for additional assistance.



Upcoming guest speakers: GEO, VP/Dean Joseph Shields;

Have an idea for a guest speaker? Send an email to gss@ohio.edu or send a message to @ougradsenate on Instagram or Twitter.