Welcome to GSS

Dear Graduate Students,

We at the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) would like to welcome you to the Bobcat family, Ohio University! You are joining a unique community of diverse, inclusive, and enthusiastic students here. You will meet students from all over the globe and experience many cultures. You are going to be a global student! GSS is the leading student body government at Ohio University, representing all graduate and professional students' needs, interests, and opinions. We strive to ensure the fair representation and treatment of all graduate students and support your academic and social experiences at the university. Each academic college/department/program recognized by the Graduate College is eligible for representation in GSS. You are encouraged to represent your college and department as a College Senator, Department Representative, or Commissioner. As a leader in GSS, you can:

-Learn the latest issues affecting the graduate and professional students' lives 
-Bring individual graduate student and departmental needs to the general assembly
-Vote on issues and concerns impacting graduate student life
-Represent graduate students on university committees

If you are interested in GSS and want more information, please feel free to email us at gss@ohio.edu or visit our website www.ohio.edu/gss. We want you to get involved and make your voice heard.

Meet your Executive Team 

President: Amrit Bahadur Thapa

Amrit, Headshot

Greetings, colleagues! I am a fifth-year grad student, and I had a great learning experience serving on the Graduate Student Senate (GSS) last year. It was truly enlightening to witness graduate student’s remarkable contributions in teaching, research, and leadership, while also recognizing the challenges we face, such as finances and well-being.

I'm incredibly grateful for the trust you've placed in me to represent you, and I'm fully committed to addressing these challenges. Though I am not the life of the party, I'm friendly and can connect with anyone. If you see me on campus, feel free to say hi! I'm an attentive listener and love discussing culture, politics, and more.

In my free time, I enjoy movies, driving, hiking, and walks. These activities keep me refreshed and curious. Let's connect and make a positive impact in our grad student community!


Vice President: Kelsey Kayton


Kelsey Kayton is a second-year Ph.D. Student in the Experimental Psychology Program, and she is committed to developing initiatives that improve the graduate student experience, such as organizing professional development events, advocating for better funding and resources, and facilitating communication between graduate students and university administration. When she is not engaged in GSS or academic responsibilities, Kelsey can be found crocheting, hiking, or playing tennis.




Treasurer: Nisha Singh

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This is my 4th year in GSS and I absolutely loved every single moment of it. I am thrilled to be a member of the executive committee this year. Very thankful to everyone to give me this opportunity by putting your trust in me. I promise I will do my best! Feel free to reach out to me for anything anytime. 
I love to talk to people. I am very passionate about music, and reading and recently found out I could paint haha! I have a very open and straightforward nature.
I can talk non stop so be aware. 
Also, if you see me walking around on campus and if I didn't respond the first time, please know that I have my earphones blasting music at max volume. Please wave again! Always happy to talk!