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 information on our history can be found here. 

News & Upcoming Events

Diversity Funding Application Open

Diversity Funds are reserved for Registered Student Organizations and Departments working on Diversity at the UW Campus. They can be used to supplement programming or events that are related to diversity efforts. Funds should be used to benefit a cross-section of graduate and professional students.

Please fill out an application and return to GPSS Secretary Elloise Kim at gpsssec@uw.edu

GPSS Senate Meetings

Time: All meetings start at 5:30 pm. Meetings generally last 1.5 hours.

Location: HUB Room 334

Fall Quarter:
  • Wednesday, October 14
  • Wednesday, October 28
  • Wednesday, November 18
  • Wednesday, December 2
Winter Quarter:
  • Wednesday, January 13
  • Wednesday, January 27
  • Wednesday, February 10
  • Wednesday, February 24
  • Wednesday, March 9
Spring Quarter:
  • Wednesday, April 6
  • Wednesday, April 20
  • Wednesday, May 4
  • Wednesday, May 18
  • Wednesday, June 1