Health and Dental, Peer Support Services, the SHRC, and Food Bank are available to individuals who have been assessed the SGPS fee slate, regardless of membership in the SGPS.
The SGPS Peer Academic Advisors are a free and confidential service which provides advice, strategies for self-advocacy and referrals to Graduate and Professional students at Queen’s University. Our Advisors are fellow Graduate and Professional students and they work to help you navigate many of the issues you may face while you are working towards your educational goals.
The Graduate Peer Support Centre is a group of student volunteers who provide a confidential and welcoming peer-based support to Graduate students at Queen’s University. The Centre adheres to a peer support model; the philosophy behind this model is that for some individuals, and for some areas of individual concern, the assistance provided by a peer will be the most effective form of support. The peer volunteers are trained in active listening, suicide intervention, and are well-versed in resource referral to suit the diverse needs of graduate students. This model is founded on: self-determination and equality, mutuality and empathy and active listening skills.
The Sexual Health Resource Centre is a confidential, non-judgmental, sex positive, pro-choice, queer positive, non-heterosexist and feminist information and referral service for questions regarding sex, sexuality and sexual health. We also offer the sale of at-cost safer sex products and toys. Our centre is staffed by trained volunteers who are knowledgeable about the products we sell and respond to client inquiries made in person or by telephone.
The SGPS provides registered Departmental Student Councils with financial assistance and event sanctioning.
The SGPS is proud to support our membership in pursuing safe and inclusive activities that better their time spent at Queen’s. The SGPS event planning guide allows for our members to plan safe, fun events!
Check out our event planning guide and event registration form by clicking the button below.
The SGPS is pleased to offer a bookable communal space for our members that can be used for studying, meeting, or simply hanging out.
When the SGPS Main Office is open, any SGPS member can get the key for the Lounge in return for their student card. Just go to the SGPS office, room 021 in the basement of the JDUC and give the front desk your student card for a key.
The ISIC gets you discounts in Canada and around the world and demonstrates you’re a full-time student (which is handy when people don’t recognize your student card). Each year over 4.5 million ISICs are distributed around the world to students just like you.
The AMS/SGPS Food Bank provides a reliable and confidential service to ensure that Queen’s students can be healthy and productive as they pursue academic achievement. They also seek to address the underlying causes of poverty so as to alleviate, and ultimately eliminate poverty amongst Queen’s community members. The Centre also works closely with other relevant organizations in the Queen’s and Kingston community.
The Athletics and Recreation Centre (ARC) is your home for campus recreation and athletics at Queen’s. Every full-time SGPS student has a membership at the ARC and can enjoy access to the state of the art facility with the swipe of their student card.
As a part of our supporting active and healthy living among our membership, the SGPS has partnered up with GoodLife to provide our members with discounted rates to join the GoodLife gym. Your Goodlife membership is good across Canada, which is perfect if you have to do fieldwork or go on a practicum. When you join, you are also eligible to have a partner join as well!
Comprised of 250+ unique clubs and 9,000+ students getting involved each year, the clubs community is an integral part of the Queen’s experience. Clubs not only enhance student life, but provide opportunities to make meaningful contributions to the Queen’s and Kingston community. No matter what you’re interested or passionate about, there’s something for everyone to get involved!