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.

We are excited to announce the creation of four permanent advocacy working groups at the Society: AccessibilityGender Concerns, Pride, and Racial Equity & Inclusivity Commissions.

These commissions will:

  • function as empowering spaces
  • foster collegiality
  • amplify marginalized voices
  • combat the long-lasting inequities in our community
  • work with campus partners to remove barriers to student success
  • create an inclusive environment for everyone

The commissions are the result of a call to action and the recommendation of the SOGS Anti-Racism Advisory Report (2021)


INTERESTED IN JOINING A COMMISSION? Nominate yourself by completing THIS FORM by August 12th at 5pm ET.

HAVE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS? Email the SOGS VP Advocacy, Yousuf Hasan (advocacy@sogs.ca).

Need someone to talk to? You’re not alone! We’re all ears! Grad school can be tough, isolating, and stressful. To help better support WesternU grads, the Graduate Peer Support (GPS) Committee is bringing back its drop-ins to better connect with grad students in need of support, an ear, and resources. 

Call or text our toll-free number to talk to a trained graduate student about whatever problems you’re currently experiencing. The GPS team offers anonymity and support over the phone or via text message. 

Want to talk? Text or call us at  (807)-790-4816, Mondays 1-2pm ET, Wednesdays 5-6pm ET, and Fridays 10-11am ET.


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.

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