• GSO: Council of Graduate Students Representation Application

    The Council of Graduate Students (COGS) strives to represent all graduate and professional students at Michigan State University. Each academic department holds a COGS representative seat so students may be represented through their department
    (see: http://cogs.msu.edu/people/representatives/). However, COGS acknowledges that a single department representative may not be sufficient to ensure all voices are heard. Therefore, the COGS Representation Committee encourages Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) serving graduate students from diverse backgrounds to use this form to apply for representative membership on the COGS Full Council.

    **This application does not guarantee that representative membership will be awarded to your organization. You will be notified via email with the Representation Committee’s findings on the status of your application within five to seven business days during the Fall and Spring semesters. Summer applicants will be notified once the committee convenes for the first time in the Fall.
  • It is preferable that the person filling out the application be an elected leader of the group (e.g. President, Treasurer).
  • This is the email address you would like us to respond to your application with.
  • If unsure, how many on average attend the meetings of your group.
  • Each academic department holds a COGS representative seat so students may be represented through their department. Why is there a need for this specific group to have representation?
  • Are there other groups on campus representing these students? If so, why should this group be the primary representation?