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
The MSU Museum CoLab Studio, a division for innovation and experimentation, is seeking applications for a student residency focused on experimenting with gaming in MSU Museum exhibitions. A team of students will be selected to focus on designing a game to be part of the Smithsonian SITES exhibition “Knowing Nature: Stories of the Boreal Forest.” Opening in April 2023, the MSU Museum is the first venue in the nation to host this exhibition, which focuses on the biodiversity and global importance of our northern-most forests. Outcomes of the residency work have the potential to travel to other Smithsonian-affiliated museums as part of the exhibition content.
The residency will run from November 2022 to May 2023, and both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. Students can submit their application by completing the Qualtrics application form. Deadline for applications is October 21, 2022.
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
Please read the full statement here.
The Licensing Office will be hosting a licensee Fair on Sept. 13 from 12:30 – 5:30 pm in the MSU Union Ballroom. This is a great opportunity to meet official MSU licensees, view their products, and discuss possible ordering ideas. If you are connected to an graduate or professionals student organization that is interested in purchasing swag for your group or department, you may want to consider attending!
Career Fairs are scheduled for fall 2022!
View Event Information and Register for all Events through MSU Handshake
Did you know that MSU Career Services Network has resources for graduate & professional students? Click on the link below, or check out specifically:
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)
COGS would like to encourage graduate/professional students to consider applying to serve on University Hearing Boards for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic year. The new term typically will start in May (2022). By getting involved, you can be a voice for graduate & professional students while gaining valuable experience and expanding your MSU network! The Office of Student Support and Accountability is asking for applications by January 15th, though will remain open until filled.
Information & Application: https://ossa.msu.edu/hearing–boards
The events within this celebration are a mix of in-person, hybrid and virtual. Please click on the link below for a full schedule of programming. Each event listing will contain the information needed to participate.
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.