Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience : Office of Student Life

Graduate Student Engagement Fund

The Council of Graduate Students (CGS) is pleased to announce the availability of funding to help departments with sponsoring events to support graduate students wellbeing and campus integration during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CGS recognizes the broad impacts of COVID-19 and is making these funds available to academic departments to host programming and events to support graduate students overall social, emotional, and mental wellbeing during the 2020-2021 academic year.

WHO

Any academic department may apply for funding via the Graduate Student Engagement Fund. Departments awarded funding will be required to submit photos of their event within one week of the event. All funding will be transferred to the academic department as a journal entry from the Office of Student Life.

This funding is only available for graduate student programming.

Individual students and/or student organizations may not apply for funding. However, students and student organizations may collaborate with their academic department to host an event/program and apply for funding via the academic department.

WHEN

Funding will only be available for events/programs during the 2020-2021 academic year.

All requests must be submitted at least 7 days prior to the event. However, we encourage departments to submit their requests as soon as possible as it may take up to 2 weeks for funding requests to be reviewed. 

WHAT

Events/programs must be focused on fostering a sense of community and/or be themed around supporting graduate students overall social, emotional, and mental wellbeing.

All university Safe and Healthy guidelines and restrictions must be followed.

 

Departments can apply for funding here.

Please direct questions to CGS Vice President at haynes.242@osu.edu or cgs@osu.edu