The Council of Graduate Students (CGS) is the authorized governing body for the graduate students on the Missouri S&T campus. As such, it provides a liaison between the school administration and the graduate student population. Representatives of the council serve on various committees on the campus and represent the graduate community to advocate their opinions and concerns on various campus policies. CGS deals with the procedural matters on campus and exists to share and discuss the information pertinent to all Missouri S&T graduate students. The Council of Graduate Students maintains open lines of communication with all the other governing bodies at Missouri S&T and other UM System campuses. CGS strives to maximize the quality of life, develop leadership skills and foster higher academic standards for the graduate community at Missouri S&T.

All graduate students who are in good academic standing at Missouri S&T are automatically members of the Council of Graduate Students. The executive board of CGS is elected through student voting and holds office for one year. The board consists of the president, vice-president, director of administration, director of finance, and director of communication. The department representatives are elected from each graduate degree-granting department. One representative serves approximately 25 graduate students in a single department.

We are looking forward to working with you to maximize the quality of life, develop leadership skills, and foster high academic standards for the entire graduate student community here at Missouri S&T.