Become a Commissioner

It's easy to join the COSW!  There are two ways to become involved.

1.  Apply to Become a Commissioner 

The Commission is made up of 30 commissioners who apply to the position. We invite you to apply to be a Commissioner by completing the application, by filling out the application form. Applications will be accepted through April 4.

Commissioners must attend bi-monthly meetings, which are held on the third Wednesday of every other month, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. All commissioners must serve on at least one of the standing committees.

This is an opportunity to serve the campus and its community in positive, engaging ways while promoting gender equity and creating awareness around issues that impact women and other underrepresented and marginalized populations. Commissioners serve a two-year term on a variety of subcommittees with a focus on learning, discussion, and meaningful activities. General commissioner meetings are scheduled every other month while the subcommittees meet frequently to provide quality programming. We urge you to apply to join this innovative, creative, and dedicated group as we work to advance issues related to gender equity on campus and in the broader community. Applications are welcome from current students, alumni, staff, and faculty of Wayne State of all gender identities and expressions.

To find out more about what it means to be a commissioner for the COSW, click on the bylaws link below and review the details under the section on membership.

Click here to download the COSW bylaws

2.  Volunteer on a Committee

If you are not interested in becoming a commissioner, but would like to serve on a committee, please go to the committees page and contact the committee chair or co-chair by clicking on their name.