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  • Who/what is COGS?
    • COGS is the registered graduate student government which represents the interests of students in research-based Doctoral and Master's programs across the University of Minnesota.

  • What should I do to prepare for my first meeting?

  • How do I bring attention to an issue that is important to me?
    • You can contact the current speaker, Jayne Kinney ( to discuss getting your issue put on a meeting agenda or evaluating the best way to address it. Please send your proposal at least two weeks ahead of a General Assembly meeting.

    • You may also submit your questions or concerns using the "Graduate Student Helpline".

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