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The Council of Graduate Students (COGS) is the student organization that represents, advocates for, informs, facilitates communications among, and supports graduate students (most students who are seeking a research degree: a Ph.D. or a Masters that is associated with a Ph.D. program) Learn More



The Incoming Executive Board

The Council of Graduate Students held annual elections for executive board positions at the April 29 general assembly meeting.  We welcome the incoming executive board for the 2016-2016 academic year.

Nicholas Goldsmith President

Fan Ouyang Executive Vice President

Lauren Mitchell Vice President of University Relations

Pajau Vangay Vice President of Programming and Internal Relations

Zach Sheffler Vice President of Finance

Jonathan Borowsky Vice President of Grants

Travis Galloway Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs

Celeste Falcon GEC Representative

John Rohde GEC Representative

Siddharth Iyengar GEC Representative

Morrine Omolo Representative to Board of Regents

Tommy Keller SSCC Representative


Graduate Student Bill of Rights

The Council of Graduate Students  is drafting a Graduate Student Bill of Rights. The Graduate Student Bill of Rights will contain statements that further delineate their rights: Graduate Students as Students; Graduate Students as Employees; Graduate Students as Junior Colleagues; Graduate Students as Members of the University Community at Large.  A current draft of the document can be found by following the link below.

Download this WORD draft of the Graduate Student Bill of Rights


Find the COGS blog here

All the graduate students are encouraged to sign the online petition for Graduate Student fees