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Graduate Student Senate at OHIO

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). 

GSS represents all Ohio University-Athens campus graduate students and their interests. We examine issues that affect the graduate student community, and submit reports and recommendations to The   Office of the President,   Budget Planning Council,   Graduate Council,   Standing University Committees, and to several of the college deans.


Get involved!

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  Join Us  page, and hope you will consider joining the Graduate Student Senate.

To apply to open positions, click here. Email gss@ohio.edu if you have any questions.


Graduate College Grants

Information about the Original Work Grant and the Travel Grant can now be found on the  Graduate College webpage.

Email: gssgrantreview@ohio.edu if you need any additional assistance.


Come to our meetings!

GSS holds General Body Meetings twice a month in Walter Hall, Room 235, which are open to the public. All meetings are at 7:30 pm.

Fall 2017 Meeting Dates

Tuesday, September 12th

Tuesday, September 26th

Tuesday, October 10th

Tuesday, October 24th

Tuesday, November 7th

Tuesday, November 28th

Tuesday, December 5th


**Schedule for Spring 2018 coming soon**


Contact us!

Office: 305B Baker University Center, Ohio University 

Telephone: 740-593-1899

Email: gss@ohio.edu

For more about the GSS activity schedule, visit our Calendar.

GSS is proud to sponsor Earth Day Every Day!


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