Become a Senator

Interested in Becoming a GPSS Senator?

The Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) is the official student government for all graduate and professional students at UW-Seattle.  GPSS represents students to the UW administration and state and federal governments and puts on regular social events. Each UW department sends two Senators to a meeting every other week on Wednesday evenings. 

Responsibility of Senators:

  • Attend at least two Senate meetings per quarter
  • Get input from students in your department
  • Relay information from the Senate to students in your department

Why become a Senator?

  • Ensure students in your department are heard
  • Meet people from other parts of campus
  • Boost your resume

Tips for How to Be A Great Senator

If you’re interested:  Talk to your Graduate Program Advisor about the process for becoming a Senator in your department. 

Questions?  Contact GPSS Secretary Natalie Gordon:  gpsssec@uw.edu (206) 543-8576.