Professional Student Senate

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PSS is the representative voice of the students of Pacific University's nine graduate and professional programs.

  • Athletic Training
  • Audiology
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Education
  • Gerontology
  • MHA
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Professional Psychology
  • Speech-Language Pathology

Who We Are

The Professional Student Senate (PSS) is the body within the University's governance structure representing graduate and professional students. Senators are the voice of the students and act to express concerns and foster inter professional development between programs and the University as a whole. Each program appoints two senators to the student senate. They work to support students through the distribution of hardship, graduation, research, professional and inter professional development funds. PSS also plans social events, acts as a forum for student ideas, and provides a link between all the professional programs. Senators also are appointed to university committees giving students a voice across the institution.

Mission Statement

Provide opportunities for the promotion of interprofessional relations between the University's professional/ graduate programs as well as the professional/ graduate programs and the community at large (collegial, local and global). Provide a voice for the professional/ graduate students to the larger University. Provide input and recommendations on Pacific University policies, issues and decisions affecting professional students.