Governance

Governance

Full Council

The Council of Graduate Students (COGS) is the constitutionally authorized government for all graduate and professional students at Michigan State University.

COGS is based on a parliamentary system. Each department elects a Representative to sit on the COGS Full Council. The Full Council conducts monthly meetings, open to the public, to discuss issues important to graduate and professional students and vote on policy. For more information about representation on the full council, please see here.

Fall 2022 & Spring 2023 Full Council Meetings:

*Until further notice, all meetings will continue to be held via Zoom on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 PM EST. COGS Full Council Meetings are open to the public. Any updates will be posted here. Please email us at office@cogs.msu.edu if you would like to receive the Zoom Link(s) for any of our full council meetings.

Fall 2022 Full Council Meetings:

September 21

October 19

November 16

December 7

Spring 2023 Full Council Meetings:

January 18

February 15

March 15

April 19

Committees

2022-23 (non-elected) Executive Board Positions

Applications are available each spring for the appointed positions on the COGS Executive Board for the coming year (2022-2023). If you are interested in getting involved, please consider applying for one of these important volunteer positions.

Please apply by noon on Friday, April 8th for first consideration.  *APPLICATIONS NOW CLOSED*

COGS also appoints graduate and professional students to a variety of COGS and University committees in order to provide our voice in developing policy. You do not have to be a COGS representative to serve on a committee. Please email our office if interested.

University Committees

Listed are the Committees, the number of seats available for COGS appointments, and the committee description.

COGS Committees

Listed are the Committees, the number of seats available for COGS appointments, and the committee description.

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