New members are typically appointed or elected to the Graduate Student Senate as Department Representatives or College Senators.
Department Representatives are elected internally by their own department - some departments have very formal election procedures, but some do not. If you are interested in joining the Graduate Student Senate, and your department does not have a Department Representative, please fill-out the application below.
College Senators are normally elected during the annual school-wide elections in Spring Term. However, open Senator positions may be filled during Fall Term through the appointment process. If you are interested in joining the Graduate Student Senate, and your college does not have a College Senator, please fill-out the application below.
The 2015-2016 Application is located HERE
The annual graduate elections are held at the end of Spring term, and determine executives and senators for the upcoming year. New application materials are typically released around weeks 4-6 of Spring semester. To be a valid candidate, you must submit the application and other materials by the required date and time. Below are the most updated election materials.
Being a part of Graduate Student Senate is an excellent opportunity to improve the lives of your fellow graduate students and graduate education at Ohio University. The elected President of GSS receives a tuition waiver and stipend. No other position receives financial assistance. The GSS office is in Baker University Center Rm. 302