• 2018 - GPSS Fall Social
    2018 - GPSS Fall Social
  • New Graduate Student Orientation Fall 2017
    New Graduate Student Orientation Fall 2017
  • 2016 GPSS December Social
    2016 GPSS December Social
  • New Graduate Student Fall Orientation 2016
    New Graduate Student Fall Orientation 2016
  • 2016 GPSS Senator Social
    2016 GPSS Senator Social
  • 2016 GPSS Fall Social
    2016 GPSS Fall Social

Graduate and Professional Student Senate

 Graduate and Professional Student Senate

The Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS), founded in 1969, represents the graduate and professional students' perspective on campus issues and serves as a liaison between graduate/professional students and the university administration. To learn more, click here.

Each department is permitted to have at least one GPSS representative.
Take a look here and see if your department is being represented.

If not, click here if you are interested to represent your department / program as a senator.

Ongoing event:

Recruitment of Graduate Students for Focus Group Discussions

The Campus Climate Committee for Graduate students is now recruiting graduate students for focus groups for discussing the individual themes that stood out in the campus climate and devise new strategies for improving the climate. The 4 themes are:

  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Disabilities and Student Success
  • Relationship with Mentor and Advisor
  • Childcare

We are looking for highly motivated graduate students who have had experiences in these themes and are willing to work together with a group of fellow graduate students to help improve the climate at ISU. For the duration of Spring Semester 2019, these focus groups will have multiple meetings (based on the need ascertained by the group) to go over the data and suggest strategies that can help achieve results. All interested applicants can fill this brief application form. Please note, that we will try our best to accommodate all students who show their interest based on the vacancies, however, filling in the application does NOT guarantee a spot. All selected applicants will be contacted in January to decide the meeting times. 

PS: Faculty and staff members can also apply if they would like to contribute to these focus groups. 

Previous events:

  • Thank you for students who came to our GPSS Town Hall for graduate students Listening Session with President Wintersteen! For graduate students who didn't have a chance to come, please watch our live stream of the event below! 


Please follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ISUGPSS and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GPSS.ISU/ !

Fall 2018 Graduate College Orientation


Please check out the Fall 2018 Graduate College Orientation here! https://www.grad-college.iastate.edu/student/orientation/


GPSS President Statement on recent US immigration actions 

GPSS Executive Council Office Hours

Office Hours


GPSS on Iowa State Daily.

GPSS Research Conference Abstract Submission HERE