Student government is fundamental to the leadership of Queen's and is one of our university's key distinguishing factors. Student government is responsible for many of the services and opportunities available on campus and represents the needs of the students to university administration.
Alma Mater Society
The Alma Mater Society of Queen’s University (AMS) is Canada’s oldest undergraduate student government. The six commissions within the AMS are:
- The Academic Affairs Commission
- The Campus Activities Commission
- The Commission of the Environment and Sustainability
- The Commission of Internal Affairs
- The Municipal Affairs Commission
- The Social Issues Commission
The AMS also owns and manages a number of student services on campus, such as Queen's Pub and the Tricolour Outlet.
Want to be part of the AMS executive? Learn more about AMS Elections and Referenda...
Society of Graduate and Professional Students
The Society of Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) represents graduate and professional students within the School of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Education, and School of Religion. The SGPS defends and expands the rights of graduate and professional students and provides many services.
Want to be part of the SGPS executive? Learn more about SGPS Elections...
Faculty and School-based Governments
|Aesculapian Society (Medicine)||Student interest groups, Queen's Med Athletics|
|Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS)||ASUS Orientation, ASUS Formal, ASUS Camps, Year Societies, ASUS Equity Office, Community Outreach Committees, various student services|
|Commerce Society||Commerce Orientation, conferences, competitions, various community activities and student services, industry associations, Oil Thigh Designs, Golden Gifts, CREO Solutions|
|Computing Students' Association||Computing Orientation|
|Concurrent Education Students' Association||Con-Ed Orientation, Queen's Conference on Education, workshops, athletics, The B.Ed Spread|
|Engineering Society||Engineering Orientation, Campus Equipment Outfitters, Clark Hall Pub, Golden Words, The Tearoom, Integrated Constables, Science Quest|
|Nursing Science Society||Nursing Orientation, athletics, formals, conferences|
|PHE and Kinesiology Student Association||Physical Education and Kinesiology Orientation Week, KIN Games, BEWIC Sports Days, Tree of Life, Winter Adapted Games, Peer Pal Program|
|MBA Students Society||MBA clubs|
|Education Graduate Student Society (EGSS)||Academic and social activities|
|Law Students' Society||Clubs, committees|
The Residence Society: The residence student government is responsible for maintaining a positive living environment for all of its residents through a variety of programs. Students living in residence at Queen’s automatically become a member of the Residence Society.
The Rector serves as the representative of all Queen’s University undergraduate and graduate students to the institution in matters pertaining to education. The Rector acts to support and mentor student representation and to enhance the broader learning environment. The Rector also acts as an advisor to, and advocate for, students in grievance procedures. Additionally, the role involves many ceremonial functions, including convocations and conferring of awards.