Council of Graduate Students
December 28, 2012 V3I4


Next COGS Full Council Meeting:
January 16, 2013 
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Location TBD

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article1COGS 5th Annual Graduate Academic Conference

   In its fifth year, the Graduate Academic Conference will promote its most powerful assets in three theme areas, Innovation, Collaboration, and Professionalization. These three themes have been a consistent undertone of the previous four conferences and have proven to drive great opportunities for the graduate/professional student research community.

   The GAC showcases both completed and ongoing graduate/ professional student research, provides constructive feedback, and offers professionalization and networking opportunities for attendees. Our previous four conferences have been an ideal space for networking across disciplines, presenting research in a welcoming environment, and competing for prizes.

2013 Graduate Academic Conference

Friday, February 15, 2013

8:00am - 6:00pm

Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

Apply by January 15, 2013 by visiting

Article3Parking Permits for Spring 2013
ParkingDiscounted City of East Lansing Parking Permits for Spring 2013 (1/7/13 - 5/12/13) are now on sale in the COGS office for only $150! The Council of Graduate Students have teamed up with the City of East Lansing to sell reduced cost graduate student permits to the Downtown East Lansing Division Street ramp (Lot 10 - Colorful Parking Garage at Division & Albert Streets).  Permit holders can park in the designated permit area in the upper levels using an access card purchased at the COGS Office in room 316 Student Services.



Bring with you:

  • Vehicle registration (with your license plate number
  • Your student ID
  • Proof that you have paid the COGS tax in the semester you're purchasing the permit for
    • To prove that  you are a graduate student - a printout of your bill with the COGS tax highlighted is sufficient)         
  • $150.00 Cash, check, money order, or NEW this Semester Credit Card or PayPal!    
Funding Opportunities
COGS Conference Grants

Deadline for Spring 2013 semester applications (for conference dates 1/7/13 - 5/12/13) is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2013. The maximum amount awarded is $300.00. All graduate and professional students are limited to one COGS Conference Grant during their MSU academic career.

NEW: Apply online Here  COGS Conference Grant 

or download the Application in Word below.

COGS Conference Grant Application & Guidelines (Word document)


COGS Graduate Student Organization Event Funding

Spring 2013 Semester applications (for event dates 1/7/13 - 5/12/13) are being accepted now. Applications are reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Once funds allocated for funding requests are depleted, no more requests will be granted. NOTE: All applications must be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the full council meeting of the month prior to your event. A list of full council meeting dates can be found here  MEETINGS  NEW, COGS WILL NOW FUND FOOD FOR YOUR EVENT UP TO $150.00!

COGS Event Funding Application & Guidelines (Word document)

Upcoming Events
COGS EVENT: Welcome Back Social
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Time: TBD
Dublin Square
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