Graduate Student Senate (GSS) is one of the 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 graduate students enrolled at Ohio University. GSS "is to participate in the formulation and application of both university and community policy, and with the goal of enhancing the quality of life and education of all graduate students"(
GSS Constitution, approved by Board of Trustees 4-11-03).
Because the GSS plays an active role in shaping university policy, getting involved with the Graduate Student Senate is a great way to better the Ohio University student experience, connect with graduate students from other disciplines, and become a student leader. If you are interested in getting involved at Ohio University, we welcome you to check out our
page, and hope you will consider joining the Graduate Student Senate.
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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.
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.
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Come to our meetings!
GSS holds General Body Meetings twice a month in
Walter Hall, Room 235, which are open to the public. Students and members of the community are encouraged to use this opportunity to keep abreast with University and national matters that specifically impact graduate students. Every meeting has a Speak Out session at the top of our agenda (around 7:30/7:45 PM); students, faculty, or community members can use this opportunity to speak out on matters and to inform the body on matters relevant to graduate students. Each speaker has about 3 minutes in Speak Out. Members of the media are also welcome!
All meetings begin at 7:30 pm with presentations starting at 7:00 pm.
Fall 2018 Meeting Dates
Tuesday, September 4th*
Tuesday, September 18th
Tuesday, October 2nd
Tuesday, October 16th
Tuesday, October 30th
Tuesday, November 13th
Tuesday, November 27th
Tuesday, December 4th
*September 4th meeting will be held in Porter 105
Graduate Student of the Week
GSS wants to celebrate the work of graduate students. If you know anyone who has done something noteworthy that the OHIO community should know about, submit their name and information to be featured on our social media. Submit nominations
here. All posts will be tagged with #GSotW.
Office: 305B Baker University Center, Ohio University