The Council of Graduate Students (COGS) is the Recognized Student Governance Association (RSGA) at University of Minnesota that represents, advocates for, informs, facilitates communications among, and supports Twin cities graduate students (students who are seeking a research degree: a Ph.D. or a Masters that is associated with a Ph.D. program).

All COGS-fee paying graduate students are members of the COGS General Assembly (GA). Each graduate program can elect one voting GA member amongst all their graduate students, to represent their program.

General Assembly Meetings Spring 2020

Tuesdays, 6:10 PM - 8:00 PM

35, Nicholson Hall, Minneapolis

April 21st, 2020 - Meeting Link

May 19th, 2020 - Meeting Link

Click here for past Agendas and Minutes archives

(Please click on the dates for agenda. Agenda will be available 1 week in advance. Meeting minutes will be available after GA approval.)

Preparing for your first GA

Robert's Rules (short video)

Why 35 Nicholson Hall?

GA meeting venue will be Nicholson 35 as it fulfills our need to accommodate at least 100 people, friendly to people with disabilities, availability and cost, and proximity to campus bus stops. Should you need more clarification on this decision, write to us. We will be happy to provide you with more detailed answers.

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Our Executive Committee (EC) Meetings:

Our EC meetings are open to all, although only the 9 directors are voting members. The working of the EC is monitored by our JC. Our EC meetings for Fall will be held on the Tuesday, two weeks preceeding our GAs in Coffman Memorial Union on the Minneapolis campus. Timing of these meetings are decided a week before the meeting depending on the availability of majority of the voting directors. Please write to us if you want more specifics. The tentative dates for Spring 2020 EC meetings are: February 11th, March 10th and April 7th. Our minutes are available in our 'Archives' page. We will advertise the timings of our EC meetings on our 'News' page and other social media platforms. Please follow us on them!