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Ohio Graduate Student Senate

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 policy 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 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 Tuesday's in Walter Hall, Rm 235. 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 at 7:30 PM in Walter Hall, Rm. 235. 


Tuesday, 21st  


Tuesday, 4th 

Tuesday, 18th 


Tuesday, 3rd

Tuesday, 17th


Tuesday, 14th  


Apply For Position on Executive Board

The Graduate Student Senate is now accepting applications for positions on the 2020-21 Executive Board consisting of President, Vice President, and Treasurer.

These positions receive a stipend from the Graduate College and to apply must coincide with the following requirements: found via the GSS Rules and Procedures, chapter 13, section 13.02: 

  • Applications for nomination are to include a statement of intent and a brief explanation of why they are an eligible candidate for the position.
  • Applications must include a list of names equal to 20% of current GSS membership who affirm the applicant is qualified to run for an Executive Position. This list is to be verified by the current Executive board.
  • The first GSS GBM of Spring semester is to have a dedicated time slot for potential candidates to introduce themselves to GSS members in order to gather support for their candidacy.
  • By the end of the 3rd week of Spring semester applications will close. Application extended to close January 31st, 2020.
  • By the next GSS GBM candidates for the executive positions (based on nominations received) will be announced via email. 


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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.


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