Welcome to CEGSS

A Baylor Biology CMHD and EEO Graduate Student Society

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Discover our Resources

There is a lot to explore on this site, so let us give you a hand.

Learn about CEGSS

Check out our About page to learn about the group, and our History page to learn how we were founded.

We host meetings every two weeks. One is a general meeting (check out our events page for more info) and the other is either a workshop or peer review session. You can sign up for the latter here.

If you’re looking for help with something, check out our member page so you can find the right person. Or check out descriptions of our different positions.

Stay up to date on events and other going-ons at our Events page or on Facebook

View our grad school guides

The Bio Department Handbook is good for logistics on classes, qualifying exams, and defending.

The CEGSS Handbook is a general survival guide to living in Waco. It covers everything from housing to restaurants to personal care and more!

Are you looking for a certain form?

Surviving and Thriving

Are you soon-to-start or within the first weeks of starting grad school? Read the First Weeks guide.

Read the CEGSS handbook for tips and tricks of living in Waco and ways to get involved.

Remember that self-care is always important.  Take a look at our Health and Wellness Resources.

Need health insurance? Read more here.

Once you’ve started school, it can be hard to feel successful. Check out some tips here.

Feeling like you’re pinching pennies? Snag some extra cash by proctoring here.

Find Ways to get involved

Do you need help prioritizing your writing? Join a writing group!

Read the CEGSS handbook to learn more about life in and around Waco.

CEGSS offers workshops on topics helpful to grad student careers, life, and more!

get in touch

Email CEGSS with any questions or concerns at cegss@baylor.edu or send a message with our contact form.

Reserve a time for peer review at one of our meetings.

Do you have something you’d like included in the monthly Newsletter? Send it here.

Do you have a suggestion for a Speaker for a seminar or event? Let us know!

For those new to baylor

check out our guides

Click below to view our New Student and International Student Guides


Upcoming Events

October 30, 2021

CEGSS Halloween Party






Recurring Events

Oct 13, 2021

CEGSS General Meeting


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


E401 or on Zoom

(email CEGSS for Zoom link!)

Nov 3, 2021

CEGSS General Meeting


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


E401 or on Zoom

(email CEGSS for Zoom link!)

Dec 1, 2021

CEGSS General Meeting


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM


E401 or on Zoom

(email CEGSS for Zoom link!)

for practice presenting your research

check out the CEGSS


Click below to learn more about the CEGSS Annual Symposium.

Cegss News

Spring 2019 Writing Groups

The times have been finalized! All writing groups will meet from 10am-12pm Monday through Friday during the Spring semester. We already have 7 people signed up ... that's over 1000 writing hours combined! If you're interested in being part of one (or more!) of the...

The Not So Secret Life of Grant Proposals

About to write a grant proposal? Scared about how to format the proposal to insure that it gets funded? Well Jabberwocky Ecology has started a list of publicly available grant proposals in the biological sciences.  They have indicated which grants did or did not...

BSB Key Pickup

Important! As you may have heard, the BSB is being re-keyed starting August 13th. New keys for research labs will be available for pick up August 7th, 8-11 AM August 9th, 1-4 PM August 13th, 8-11 AM and 1-4 PM in the BSB Atrium. You can also pick up keys at any time...

Deadline for Calendar Pictures

Thank you to everyone who signed up to participate in the first CEGSS Calendar! We now have our list put together of who will be doing which month (see bottom of e-mail). We are still needing someone for one more month, so if anyone is interested but didn't get a...

WISE Graduate Student Speaker Series

Hi Everyone! Moncie is giving a WISE Graduate Student Speaker seminar today. This semester has been really special since all speakers have been from the Biology Department! This is a process by which speakers are nominated by faculty to get this opportunity. Please...

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