Welcome to the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS), your graduate student advocacy organization and government at Western University. SOGS represents over 6000 graduate students annually across more than 60 departments on campus.


Western University is situated on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Lunaapeewak and Attawandaron peoples, who have longstanding relationships to the land and region of southwestern Ontario and the City of London. The local First Nation communities of this area include Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Oneida Nation of the Thames, and Munsee Delaware Nation. In the region, there are eleven First Nation communities and a growing Indigenous urban population. SOGS values the significant historical and contemporary contributions of local and regional First Nations and all of the Original peoples of Turtle Island.

SOGS & UWO Campus Partner Survey: This anonymous and voluntary survey between the Society and campus partners will help to: 

  • Reduce survey fatigue among Western’s graduate student population by streamlining campus partner and Societal inquiries into one survey;
  • Offer graduate students the opportunity to inform resource development, service delivery, and academic support for the 2021-2022 academic year;
  • Provide interested campus partners with feedback regarding graduate student awareness of services and supports on campus;

This survey will run until Monday, August 9th! If you choose to participate, the final question allows you to enter our draw for a chance to win one of many gift-card prizes including: $100 CAD to the UWO Bookstore/Campus Computer Store; $50 CAD to Indigo; or $20 to the Grad Club (10 Grad Club gift cards are up for grabs)! 


It’s been a rough heckin’ year! Did you know you could apply for COVID financial support from Western University this past year to offset the financial burden caused by the pandemic? Or, did you experience challenges when seeking out that additional funding from WesternU and applying for it? Tell us about your experience.

Complete our brief COVID Financial Support survey so we can advocate on your concerns!