GSS members doing community service
Get Involved!

Get Involved!

Ways to Get Involved

The best way to get involved in GSS is by applying for a GSS position. Applications are typically open in the Summer and close early in the Fall term. The remaining positions are then filled on a rolling basis.

Apply for a GSS Position

Other Ways to Get Involved

  • Attend GSS meetings and events (e.g., Grad Con)
  • Participate in the Grad Research Series:
    • The Graduate Research Series at Alden is a  unique opportunity for OHIO graduate-professional students to present their research process to the university community.
    • It gives graduate students the opportunity to share their research process and discoveries made along the way to completing a project. In addition, students also get a valuable chance to present in front of an audience and discuss the challenges and opportunities that come along with conducting the research. You can find out more information about the Research Series, including previous topics, at the library's website.
  • Talk to your Department Representative or College Senator about ways to get involved
  • Reach out to the current Executive Board (

Why should you get involved with Graduate Student Senate?

  • Make an impact on the life of current and future graduate-professional students at Ohio University
  • Represent graduate students on university committees
  • Learn the administrative workings of Ohio University and American higher education in general
  • Learn the latest issues affecting the graduate and professional students' lives 
  • Vote on issues and concerns impacting graduate student life
  • Create sustainable change by making policies that will affect your peers
  • ​Gain skills to advocate at the local, state, and national level