Graduate Student Senate

Congratulations to the Senate Executive Committee for 2020-2021!

Blessy McWan


Patrick Felton

Vice President

Please check back soon for updates on the Fall Semester.

Updates on operations for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester:

We value the health & safety of graduate students and are modifying our events and procedures for the rest of the Spring.  

Shanklin Research Colloquium and Awards:

Congratulations to our winners!

Graduate Student Senate General Assembly Meetings

The in-person meetings have been canceled. The senate will meet virtually. More information will be sent directly to senators. 

Spring 2020 Funding for Professional Development Award Recipients

The University has canceled. Unfortunately, that means that we will not be able to reimburse funding for travel for the remainder of the semester.  Any travel prior this announcement can be honored.  Memberships can still be reimbursed. Some of you may ask where the unused funds will be used for in the future. We are still considering options for this. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or would like to reach out, please contact us at 


Officer Elections for 2020-2021

Learn about how to run for a leadership position for the 2020-2021 academic year. Applications due March 23, 2020go here


What Do you Study?

Listen to the first season of our podcast specifically for BGSU graduate students.

go here


GSS Colloquium

Present your research to the BGSU community on April 23, 2020. Go here

Resources for faculty and staff

A compilation of important resources.  read more

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with GSS that don't require being elected.  go here

Welcome letter from the BGSU Graduate Student Senate

Dear BGSU Graduate Students,

On behalf of the Graduate Student Senate (GSS), we would like to offer all of you a warm welcome to Bowling Green State University!  You are joining a unique community of diverse, inclusive, and enthusiastic students here. We hope that your experience at BGSU is great!

GSS is the leading student organization at BGSU representing the needs, interests, and opinions of all graduate students. We strive to ensure just representation and treatment of all graduate students and to enhance your academic and social experiences at BGSU.

Each academic department/program, as recognized by the Graduate College, is eligible for representation in GSS. You are encouraged to represent your department or organization as graduate student senators. As a senator, you can

  • Learn the latest issues affecting the graduate population
  • Bring individual graduate student and departmental needs to the general assembly
  • Vote on issues and concerns impacting graduate student life
  • Represent graduate students on university committees

If you are interested in GSS, but want more information, please feel free to come to our biweekly General Assembly meetings in the McFall Gallery. You can talk to the senators or officers about opportunities for participation. We want you to get involved and make your voice heard.

We always appreciate open communication as we serve the graduate student population. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us at or stop by the GSS Office (130 McFall Center, located within the Graduate College Suite). We look forward to meeting you!

All the best,

Robin Hershkowitz, GSS President (

Ashley Hendricks, GSS Vice President (