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:

All meetings will be hybrid  – at 110 Chittenden hall and via Zoom, on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 PM EST. COGS Full Council Meetings are open to the public.  Please email us at if you would like to receive the Zoom Link(s) for any of our full council meetings. If you are interested in coming in-person, kindly inform the office so that we may monitor room capacity.

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


 (non-elected) Executive Board Positions

Applications are available each spring for the appointed positions on the COGS Executive Board for the coming year.  If you are interested in getting involved, please consider applying for one of these important volunteer positions. Applications typically open in March each year and close in mid-April.

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.

The Office of Student Support & Accountability (OSSA) is  Recruiting NOW for 23-24 Hearing Board Positions.

Graduate & Professional Students Needed! Conduct Hearing Board Members are responsible for hearing cases from students who have allegedly violated university policies. Graduate and Professional students are needed to make sure that their peers have representation. Serving on a University Hearing Board is a great way to get involved in the Spartan community, gain leadership skills, and ensure due process is followed.

Applications due by January 13th 2023 (or until filled).   Link to descriptions can be found in the Committees tab below or at 

You can apply here: 

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.