CONNECT With Community


Graduate School can sometimes feel alienating given the amount of work you do. It’s important for graduate students to reach out to their friends and colleagues and take advantage of all the resources your student government, department, and SGPS has to offer. After all, we are in this together.

Student-Run Services and Organizations

Graduate Student Government
Would you like to leave your mark on Western? The Society of Graduate Students (SOGS) has a number of committees that any graduate student is welcome to join. Our committees range from social event planning to academic and social advocacy on behalf of graduate students.

Graduate Student Union
As a Teaching Assistant at Western, you’re automatically part of PSAC Local 610, your graduate student union at Western. If you’re passionate about ensuring graduate Teaching Assistants Help advocate on behalf of all graduate student Teaching Assistants.


Departmental and Campus-Wide Services and Events

Volunteer Opportunities
Do you want to meet new people with similar interests? Gain valuable and transferable skills? Improve your ability to communicate effectively? Learn more about yourself? Broaden your experience outside the classroom? Get involved, on or off-campus, in one of the many leadership opportunities available to students. For many Western grads, their most memorable university experiences and personal connections develop outside the classroom walls.

Essentials for International Students
Acess a comprehensive listing of programs and services for international students to help you navigate a successful start to your graduate student experience -- connect with other students at events, and tap into a host of services that will assist you throughout your time at Western.