Welcome to the University of Washington's Graduate & Professional Student Senate

The Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) is the official student government representing the 15,000 graduate and professional students at the University of Washington. GPSS exists to actively support and improve all aspects of graduate and professional student life. GPSS provides and advocates for the tools needed to  enhance personal and professional development, and safeguards the interests of the students it represents.

GPSS actively supports graduate and professional students and builds community among them with regular communications and opportunities for involvement as well as social events throughout the year.  GPSS represents students to the University and the Legislature, funds graduate programming, and hosts regular social events.GPSS also involves graduate students in regular reviews of their programs and works on their behalf to ensure that graduate and professional students are supported in their studies. more 


News & Upcoming Events

Financial Committee Openings!!

GPSS is seeking a volunteer to serve on the Services and Activities Fee Committee as well as senators to serve on the Finance and Budget and Travel Grants Committees. Please fill out this survey if you are interested. More information on each committee can be found by clicking on its name.

Congratulations 2015-2016 GPSS Officers!!

                                                President-                                            Alex Bolton
                                                Vice President of Internal Affairs-    Monica Cortes-Viharo
                                                Vice President of External Affairs-   Brian Taubeneck
                                                Secretary-                                             Elloise Kim
                                                Treasurer-                                             Kerstin Hudon

GPSS Officer elections were held on April 22nd. Click Here for candidate information.


GPSS Diversity Campus Conversations

Join GPSS in a discussion about the following topics:

Veterans: Wednesday May 13th 4:30-5:30 pm in HUB 303

LGBTQ Health: Thursday May 28th 5:30-7:00 in HUB 145


University Committee Executive Liaison Vacancies

There are several committees with vacancies for a GPSS representative. Check it out - serving on a committee is a great way to get involved!


GPSS on Daily!!

The GPSS Diversity Committee hosts Campus Conversations on various topics related to diversity at the University of Washington. The topics this quarter were Race, Ageism, and Disability.

The Daily has covered two of these events. Click the link below to read the articles!

The Repercussions of Aging , Stigmas Surrounding Disability

For Next quarterthe topics will be LGBTQ health, Veterans, and Childcare Access. Stay tuned next quarter for dates and times!

Calendar of Events

Click here to view the full calendar.