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Campus Life

​Student Government

Student government is fundamental to the leadership of Queen's and is one of our university's key distinguishing factors. Student government is responsible for many of the services and opportunities available on campus and represents the needs of the students to university administration.

Alma Mater Society

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The Alma Mater Society of Queen’s University (AMS) is Canada’s oldest undergraduate student government. The five commissions within the AMS are:

The AMS also owns and manages a number of student services on campus, such as Queen's Pub and the Tricolour Outlet.

Want to be part of the AMS executive? Learn more: AMS Votes!

Society of Graduate and Professional Students

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The Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) represents graduate and professional students within the School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Education, and School of Religion. The SGPS defends and expands the rights of graduate and professional students and provides many services.

Want to be part of the SGPS executive? Learn more about SGPS Elections...

Faculty and School-based Governments

Government Responsibilities include...
Aesculapian Society (Medicine) Student interest groups, Queen's Med Athletics
Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) ASUS Orientation, ASUS Formal, ASUS Camps, Year Societies, ASUS Equity Office, Community Outreach Committees, various student services
Commerce Society Commerce Orientation, conferences, competitions, various community activities and student services, industry associations, Oil Thigh Designs, Golden Gifts, CREO Solutions
Computing Students' Association Computing Orientation
Concurrent Education Students' Association Con-Ed Orientation, Queen's Conference on Education, workshops, athletics, The B.Ed Spread
Education Graduate Student Society (EGSS) Academic and social activities
Engineering Society Engineering Orientation, Campus Equipment Outfitters, Clark Hall Pub, Golden Words, The Tearoom, Integrated Constables, Science Quest
Law Students' Society Clubs, committees
MBA Students Society MBA clubs
Nursing Science Society Nursing Orientation, athletics, formals, conferences
Physical Health Education & Kinesiology Student Association Physical Education and Kinesiology Orientation Week, KIN Games, BEWIC Sports Days, Tree of Life, Winter Adapted Games, Peer Pal Program

Residence Council

The Residence Society: The residence student government is responsible for maintaining a positive living environment for all of its residents through a variety of programs. Students living in residence at Queen’s automatically become a member of the Residence Society.


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The Rector serves as the representative of all Queen’s University undergraduate and graduate students to the institution in matters pertaining to education. The Rector acts to support and mentor student representation and to enhance the broader learning environment. The Rector also acts as an advisor to, and advocate for, students in grievance procedures. Additionally, the role involves many ceremonial functions, including convocations and conferring of awards.

Contact: Email the Rector | 613-533-2733