Ohio Graduate Student Senate
Graduate Student Senate

Graduate Student Senate

• 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 •

Get Involved!


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

The Graduate Student Senate holds General Body Meetings open to the public. Meetings are held from 7:00–9:00 p.m. In-person meetings are held in Room Irvine 199.

Meeting Details 

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.

Please email gssgrantreview@ohio.edu for additional assistance.