Office Hours

Monday -  Friday

8:00am - 5:00pm

Phone: 530-898-6880

General Information

The council provides a platform to address issues and concerns pertaining to graduate life at CSU Chico. The Council also arranges workshops on subjects that are important to graduate students. 

What is the Council of Graduate Students?

The Council of Graduate Students (COGS) is composed of a general membership, (no dues or fees), and an Executive Board comprised of elected or appointed members. As a post-baccalaureate student, you are already part of the general membership and able to take advantage of all the benefits COGS offers.

What does the Council of Graduate Students do?

Each month of the semester, the council provides guest speakers from the California State University System on a diverse list of subjects. They give you the facts about the hurdles or requirements within their area of expertise. COGS also addresses graduate student issues, and represents graduate students at monthly Council of Graduate Coordinators meetings. If you have a problem or item you would like to address to the board, email COGS at or Sharon Barrios at

How can I be involved?

Join the board as an executive member, or stop by our monthly meetings and share your ideas. It does not matter if you are new to the graduate program, mid-way, or in your last semester, your input and experience are highly valued by the Council of Graduate Students. If you think you would be interested in serving on the Executive Board please contact us at or attend one of our scheduled monthly meetings.

More Information

Mission Statement
Constitution (pdf)
Upcoming Events

Contact Us

Don't forget to like Council of Graduate Students on facebook for announcements and updates!

Dr. Sharon Barrios, COGS Advisor at