Who are we?
The Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) represents the rights and interests of over 15,000 graduate and professional students at the University of Washington. Our Senators represent academic departments as well as non-academic programs and communities. GPSS hosts events and programming, provides opportunities for engagement through internal committees and university-wide liaison positions, and offers funding for academic and professional development.
Our actions revolve around representing students from diverse academic departments and non-academic programs and communities. We advocate for the rights of students in front of the UW administration, as well as state and federal governments.
We provide graduate students with a variety of funding opportunities amplifying the graduate experience outside of the classroom. Some of our funding opportunities include – Travel Grants, Diversity Funds, Special Allocations, Departmental Allocations
GPSS organizes a number of events to help graduate and professional students make their college journey a more fruitful experience. From networking events to simple everyday connection events, we organize various activities. GPSS also supports and funds new and existing GSAs with their events and activities.
GPSS works with a number of student-run committees to discuss potential challenges and hurdles they are facing. These committees help us identify issues of mismanagement, discrimination, and more that are tackled and corrected by senate and GPSS.
Lead the change
From being a GPSS Senator to a Committee member, there are a number of ways you can make a difference at the University of Washington as a graduate student.
GPSS offers a range of possibilities to students and professionals to make graduate education unique and special for everyone. If you have a concern or suggestion, we want to hear it from you. Come, join the community and make a difference.