USQ Student Guild is a not-for-profit organisation which supports students of the University of Southern Queensland.

The primary service the USQ Student Guild provides is free Student Advocacy to USQ students. There is an Advocacy Office in Toowoomba and Springfield and a Virtual Office in Ipswich. There is no cost or fees, so all USQ students are welcome to access the support and services we offer.

USQ Student Guild is governed by a Board of Directors, made up of students and non-students. The USQ Student Guild Board assists in the long-term planning and strategic decision making of the USQ Student Guild and its initiatives.


Originally, the USQ Student Guild was incorporated in the early 1970s under the Education Act as the Darling Downs Institue of Advanced Education (DDIAE) Union. Under the University of Southern Queensland Act 1989, the DDIAE Union become the USQ Student Association and then become the USQ Student Guild under the University of Southern Queensland Act 1998.