Graduate Student Resources

For a detailed statement of M.A. and Ph.D. regulations, please view the Sociology Graduate Student ManualProspective doctoral candidates should examine the manual carefully.

COGS (Campaign to Organize Graduate Students) UE Local 896/COGS represents approximately 2,500 Teaching and Research Assistants at the University of Iowa. We are a democratic, rank-and-file union, or, put more simply: The Members Run This Union!

Organized in 1996, the members of UE Local 896/COGS dedicate themselves to the fight for just salaries, benefits and working conditions for all Teaching and Research Assistants.

Find out more at http://www.cogs.org/

Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) (https://gpsg.uiowa.edu/)

GPSG is the Graduate and Professional Student Government at the University of Iowa. GPSG represents UI's nearly 10,000 graduate and professional students and advocate on their behalf to university administrators, the Board of Regents, and state and federal legislators. Their mission is to improve the experience of graduate and professional students at the University of Iowa. GPSG is a representative democracy, with delegates elected from all graduate and professional students at the University of Iowa. GPSG actsl ike an umbrella organization to GSS. 

 

Graduate Student Senate (GSS) (https://gss.grad.uiowa.edu)

GSS is comprised of grad students, for grad students. The Senate works in association with the Graduate College and is the primary representative, administrative, and service organization for the graduate students at the University of Iowa. It assists in the administration of resources designated to graduate students, and works to establish and maintain programs and activities of interests to graduate students. GSS aims to be the voice of graduate students. A senator from your department is the easiest way to be sure the voice of graduate students in your department is heard.