Comprised of five elected officers (President, VPIA, VPEA, Treasurer, Recording Secretary) and two liaisons from each professional school (Law & Medical Schools), and 3 non-voting appointed members (Parliamentarian, Director of Event Planning, Director of Equity & AntiDiscrimination). The committee meets once a month and is chaired by the COGS President. 1-year term. 10 seats.
ELECTIONS TAKE PLACE AT MARCH FULL COUNCIL MEETING. APPLICATIONS FOR APPOINTED POSITIONS OPEN FROM MID MARCH TO MID APRIL EACH SPRING.
The constitution and Bylaws committee does not meet regularly but rather is convened as needed with the purpose of working on proposed language for the COGS constitution in consultation with the COGS appointed legal counsel. The committee is chaired by the Parliamentarian of COGS. 1 year term. 5 seats.
The Finance Committee meets once a month to evaluate and prepare proposals of financial actions including funding requests and other pending financial matters. This committee is chaired by the Treasurer of COGS. 1-year term. 5 seats.
The Graduate Academic Conference is an annual conference that takes place in February. The GAC gives graduate & professional students the opportunity to present their work to a diverse and educated community, promote interdisciplinary networking, and further develop public speaking skills. The committee will design, organize, and run the event. Members will be selected by GAC Chair through interview/vetting process and requires high level of committment to work as a team to produce this highly anticipated event. 1-year term. (4-7 seats)
This group focuses on issues of mental wellness specific to graduate students. This committee is chaired by the Vice President for External Affairs of COGS. 1-year term. (*May be combined with GWC)
The Graduate Welfare Committee reviews issues pertaining to the welfare of all graduate students including social engagement and wellness of the graduate student body. This committee is chaired by the Vice President for External Affairs of COGS. 1-year term. (Unlimited seats)
Make recommendations to the Full Council for the granting of or removal of COGS representative membership for student organizations representing the diversity of graduate students at Michigan State University. 1-year term.