Council of Graduate Students
at The Ohio State University


Applications are currently open for the position of CGS Secretary for 2024 - 2025, please see the below web page for more information.

Roles & Responsibilities:

As laid out in the CGS Constitution (Section 8.6) the Secretary's duties are as follows...

  • The Secretary will be responsible for writing and publicly publishing minutes of all meetings of the Council and the Executive Committee, for maintaining records of legislation, and for communicating announcements and information to the delegate body. All minutes and legislation must be publicly published with one week of approval by a simple majority vote by the Council.
  • The Secretary will be responsible for maintaining attendance records and determining quorum at Council meetings as declared in Article 5, Section 1 of this Constitution.
  • The Secretary will oversee the Career Development Award, which encourages graduate students to prepare for placement into their chosen field and provides an opportunity to defray associated costs.
  • The Secretary will be responsible for ensuring that the Constitution, Bylaws, and Standing Rules are updated at the end of every semester to reflect all passed legislative amendments.
  • The Secretary will have the power to appoint a Deputy Secretary. This appointment is subject to approval by simple majority vote by the Executive Board.
  • If the Secretary is absent from a meeting, their duties will be assumed by the Deputy Secretary, if appointed, Chief of Staff, if appointed, or the Treasurer, in that order.
  • In the absence of the President, Vice President, and Treasurer, the Secretary will preside over meetings of the Council.
  • The Secretary will fulfill other duties as directed by the Council, the Executive Committee, and the President.
  • *** This officership is eligible to use a CGS-owned parking pass for CGS business