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SPS Student Government

SPSSG Officers Arlene Chandra, Jade Xia, Kate Yi Wang, and Katie Hasley on Morningside Heights campus

The mission of the SPS Student Government (SPSSG) is to create a unified community for all students across SPS programs. The SPSSG is elected by their peers to represent each master's program as well as the student body at large and advocates for student interests before the SPS administration, faculty, alumni, and the greater Columbia University Community.

SPSSG is essential to the continuance of high standards of academic excellence and professional leadership, while also providing representation and engaging programming. Elections for SPSSG are held every Fall and Spring semester and all students are encouraged to campaign and/or vote.


SPSSG is committed to improving the quality of life for Columbia students in the School of Professional Studies through:

  1. Providing funding for student-led academic initiatives and student groups.
  2. Acting as a link between the students and administration, as well as advocating on behalf of graduate students when necessary.
  3. Organizing social and cultural events for all SPS students, such as Orientation events, socials, and others.
  4. Advocating broader societal issues and organizing community-building events.


Program Representatives


View the latest SPSSG events on SPS Engage.


SPSSG consists of several subcommittees to support a well-rounded student experience. The following subcommittees are currently active. Visit SPS Engage to learn more.

  • Career Design Lab
  • Alumni Relations
  • Social Events
  • Public Relations 
  • Health and Wellness

Contact SPSSG

Students, administrators, faculty, and alumni are welcome to contact SPS Student Government by emailing them at spssg [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.

Get Involved

Follow SPSSG on SPS Engage to learn more about the officers, review the SPSSG Constitution, sign up for upcoming events, participate in student forums, and find other ways to get involved.