About SOGS

Are you a graduate student at Western who has been charged a SOGS membership fee on your tuition statement? Then SOGS is your graduate student society! 

In addition to hosting social events and advocating on behalf of graduate students, SOGS offers its members a Bus Pass and Extended Health & Dental Plan.

The table below illustrates the breakdown of your SOGS membership fees. Please consult the graduate student section of the Ancillary Fees document on the Office of the Registrar’s Fee Schedules for additional Western University student fees.

2018 – 2019 SOGS Fees Full-time  Part-time 
SOGS Membership Fee* 36.85 19.73
Bus Pass Dues 80.03
Bus Pass Administration Fee 0.42
CFS Membership Dues 5.49 2.75
Health Plan Premium ** 590.96
Health Plan Administration Fee * 9.99

NOTE: Student Dues and Fees come into effect [i.e. collected by the University] September 1 of the new fiscal year.

* Administration Fees are increased annually by the rate of the Ontario Consumer Price Index in accordance with the SOGS Bylaws to support the administration of the programs.

** Health & Dental Fees are collected annually for the academic year (September 1 through to August 31.). Rates will be prorated for students enrolling in January and May. Health and Dental Premiums are projected at the maximum charge according to the Society’s Insurance Broker, Campbell & Company Insurance Consultants Ltd.