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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. 


2020 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award

Have you worked with an Outstanding Graduate Faculty member? 

Nominate them as recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award using the survey link below now!  


Due Sunday, March 29th 

Announced Friday, April 10th 

Approximate Time Brief, less than 10 minutes 




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 7:00 PM in Walter Hall, Rm. 235. 

**Due to the recent CoVid19 outbreak, all remaining in-person meetings will be moved to an online platform. We offer that you email gss@ohio.edu for the meeting link. **


Tuesday, 21st  


Tuesday, 4th 

Tuesday, 18th 


Tuesday, 3rd

Tuesday, 31st


Tuesday, 14th  


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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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