Originally called the Graduate Student Society (GSS), the GSS was recognized formally in 1982 as the autonomous representative body for all students within the School of Graduate Studies.
In 1998, the Faculty of Law formally severed ties with the Alma Mater Society and joined the GSS, which was subsequently re-named the Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) to better reflect the diversity of students within the Society. In 2009, the Education Student Society seceded from the AMS and joined the SGPS.
The society has an elected executive, many hired positions, and several committees. Through a cost-sharing agreement with the AMS, the SGPS buys into a variety of that undergraduate society's programs and services, including the Queen's Journal and Walkhome.
The President of the SGPS is a member of Senate, an observer on the Board of Trustees, and an ex-officio member of the Council of the School of Graduate Studies and Research and the University Council. A new executive is elected every spring.
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