The GPSG has been serving graduate students for more than 35 years. From 1994-1999 the organization was known as the GSO (Graduate Student Organization), in 2000 became the GPSO (Graduate and Professional Student Organization), and in 2015 the became the GPSG (Graduate and Professional Student Government). GPSG leadership has come from a wide variety of departments on campus.

For a rich history of the GPSG, please refer to GPSG History.