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About GSS

Graduate Student Senate (GSS) serves and represents graduate students at Ohio University's Athens Campus. We have a history of being a space for graduate students to voice their concerns, as well as a body with the resources and connections to try to do something about them. Members of GSS have the opportunity to be a part of one of the many university standing committees, such as Graduate Council, Budget Planning Council, among others. While working with other student organizations on campus, GSS is the graduate students' part of Ohio University's shared governance structure.

Graduate Student Senate is comprised of:

  • Four Executive Officers

  • One Senator from each college and school

  • One Representative from each department with graduate students

  • Commissioners who champion a variety of special interests including Academic Affairs, African-American Affairs, Environmental Affairs, Housing & Parking, Governmental Affairs, Graduate Student Life, Veteran's Affairs, Health and Safety, International Student Affairs, Minority Affairs, LGBT Affairs, and Women's Affairs.

  • Various non-voting members involved in committees and other projects.

For membership information, click here to learn more about joining GSS.