Graduate Student Handbook

2.6 The Council of Graduate Students

The Council of Graduate Students (CGS) is the official representative body of graduate students enrolled at The Ohio State University. CGS provides academic, administrative, and social programs for the university community in general and for graduate students in particular. CGS provides a forum in which graduate students may present, discuss, and act upon issues related to their roles in the academic and nonacademic aspects of the university community. It has dealt with such issues as the taxation of graduate associate fee waivers, merit pay for graduate associates, and the preservation of students’ copyrights and patents on their own creative work. The CPH is entitled to elect representatives and alternates to CGS based on the enrollment in the College. More information can be found on their website: