About Us

First created in 2011, SUPSO represents enrolled students of diverse backgrounds from around the world. Our students are working professionals who attend classes in the evening throughout the week. Our program successfully covers the diverse palette of topics that span the urban planning profession. SUPSO is proud to be a part of the GW Student Association (SA).


SUPSO facilitates networking and community building among students and in the professional world, creating a unique educational experience valuing healthy urban landscapes that are socially equitable, economically resilient, and environmentally just.


Our core values are: Active Learning, Advocacy, Democracy, Diversity, Research and World Engagement.


Our student government currently consists nine board members, all with specific roles to ensure student success throughout the academic year.  The current student government holds office for AY2022-2023, beginning May 1, 2022.

The next set of SUPSO elections for AY2023-2024 will take place in April 2023. Students who wish to engage with the board directly should inquiry on becoming a Committee Member to the Member at Large, Arielle Lofton at alofton13@gwmail.gwu.edu.