At their Full Council meeting held on October 19, 2022, the Michigan State University Council of Graduate Students passed a vote of No Confidence in the MSU Board of Trustees in reaction to recent events culminating in the resignation of President Stanley. Further, the resolution calls for the resignation of the Board. The measure passed with 38 votes in favor, 0 votes against, and 4 abstentions. You can read the full text of the resolution here: 22-FS-07-COGS-No_Confidence.pdf
Beginning on October 10 and through Election Day (November 8), MSU will host 4 rotating East Lansing City Clerk satellite offices on campus for one-stop help on all things voter engagement:
- register to vote
- ask questions
- sign up for an absentee ballot
- pick up an absentee ballot
- vote in advance of Election Day
Oct. 10-14: Student Services Bldg – Room 110
Oct. 17-21: MSU Library, 2nd Floor
Oct. 26- 28: IM Sports East – by Welcome Desk
Oct. 31- Nov. 6: Brody Hall – Grotto
See Flyer for Specific hours. Or check out: https://www.msuvote.msu.edu/events
Students, faculty, and staff can take advantage of this unique and convenient option! Go Green! Go White! Go Vote!
Stop by to chat with the COGS President, Hannah Jeffery, during COGS Virtual Office Hours.
Thursdays, from 4-5PM EST
Zoom Room Information:
Meeting ID: 965 6554 7658
One week from today, on Friday, September 30, MSU is hosting the Michigan Student Voting Summit at the Kellogg Center. This program, headlined by MI Secretary of State Joceyln Benson, is free for students (with meals provided), and has practical, critical sessions on getting people to participate in the election cycle this November. Students from many Michigan universities are registered to come to East Lansing and participate. Only 8 MSU students are registered at this time. PLEASE consider attending for as much of the day as you can. You can register and find the itinerary here!
Please read the full statement here.
Each year, Michigan State University compiles a report to capture diversity, equity and inclusion at the institution.
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report provides an overview of the compositional diversity of MSU students, staff and faculty and DEI initiatives occurring across campus. This year’s report is a compilation of data and brief descriptive narratives for the academic years 2020-21 and 2021-22.
Read more and access report HERE
Looking for ways to volunteer and explore community engagement while connecting with other Spartans this summer? Interested in learning more about social issues and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals? Registration is now open for the Summer of Service!
How it works:
You’ll join MSU’s Center for Community Engaged Learning’s game on the Goose Chase App, a free scavenger hunt app. Each week starting May 16 at 8:00 a.m. EST, new challenges called “missions” will appear at noon on Monday. There are a variety of missions, so keep an eye out! The missions are flexible for what opportunities are available to you, wherever you call home in the summer, and whatever you have the means to do. Also, you can do as many or as few as you want. The missions close on August 15 at 10:00 p.m. EST. Each mission is worth a set amount of points, occasionally with the option of bonus points. The top point-earners will win prizes!
Where to start:
You can register by clicking here or logging onto Serve. Learn. Engage! with your MSU Net ID and looking for “Summer of Service 2022” under “Summer Semester, 2022.” Once you’re there, just click “register” and watch your MSU email for further instructions for joining the game. Any questions or concerns regarding the Summer of Service should be directed to Rebecca Gackler at email@example.com. Please note that all technical questions related to the app should be directed to Goose Chase. Thank you for your interest in community engagement and service!
From Fall Welcome to the Graduate Academic Conference to Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week… and all your work on various committees and council meetings, and the events, and appointments in between. We applaud your energy, creativity, and your dedication to improving the Graduate & Professional student experience at MSU. Thank you for your work and GO GREEN!
Participate in a town hall to shape MSU’s vision for restroom access
Join the conversation to contribute to the overarching vision for restroom access at Michigan State University. The guiding principles developed will inform the parameters for future improvement projects.
Sweeney will facilitate a participatory visioning town hall that will feature:
- Introduction by Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer Jabbar R. Bennett, Ph.D.
- Brief Background on MSU’s efforts to increase restroom access for our campus community.
- Overview of the Design Study. Sharing its purpose and objectives.
- Participatory Visioning. Engaging with community members to learn from their ideas and questions through facilitator-led exercises to help inform the overall vision.
Register for either session* using the associated link below:
Wednesday, April 27, 11-12:30 p.m. ET Register via Zoom
Thursday, April 28, 6-7:30 p.m. ET Register via Zoom
*Each session will be limited to 60 participants.
If you are unable to attend a session but would like to share your input, please fill out the All-Gender Restroom Design Study Input Form. The form will be open through May 21.
APRIL 4 – 10, 2022:
Cast your ballot here: https://studentelections.msu.edu/
The following tax collection and major governing organizations will be conducting a tax referendum during the Spring 2022 Semester.
- Council of Graduate Students (COGS) – Tax Renewal & Constitutional Amendment
- Council of Medical Students (COMS) – Tax Renewal
- Owen Graduate Association (OGA) – Tax Renewal
- University Apartment Council of Resident (UACOR) – Tax Reinstatement
Polls will be open on Monday, April 4 at 8 a.m. and closed on Sunday, April 10 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time)
The Council of Graduate Students is the authorized student government on campus representing all graduate/professional students at Michigan State University. Our mission is to promote the academic, social, and economic goals of graduate and professional students.
466 W. Circle Dr., Room 120
East Lansing, MI. 48824
Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm
Available any weekday via email or by appointment.
We are also available to meet via zoom!
*THANKSGIVING Holiday: Chittenden Hall will be closed from Wednesday, Nov. 23rd through Friday, Nov. 25th.