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Activities Council

(3 at-large & 5 AS club reps. Meets weekly, typically on Mondays for 1-2 hours.) The AS Activities Council recognizes Associated Students Clubs and establishes policies and grant funding to a wide range of campus activities, events and conferences. This committee reports to the AS Board of Directors.

Alternative Transportation Fee Committee

(1 at-large. 1 RHA Rep. Meets at least once a quarter.) The Alternative Transportation Fee Committee manages the operations and finances of the Western Student Transportation program. This committee is also charged to evaluate the Western Student Transportation program, review student input, identify issues, and recommend changes in the fee as well as the program as a whole.

AS Senate Reform Task Force

The AS Senate Reform Task Force will be responsible for making recommendations and actively participating in the reformation process of the AS Student Senate. Members will serve on this group with the AS Senate Reform Staff Person by: • Reviewing draft Senate Reform proposals. • Providing feedback on the Senate reform proposals. • Ensuring student representation and input. • Outreaching to students of the greater campus community to increase engagement in the AS Student Senate Reform process.

B

Budget Committee

(3-5 at-large. Weekly meetings for an hour during spring quarter.) The AS Budget Committee will review the budget proposals of the AS organizations and activities. This committee will establish the operating budget for the next fiscal year. They are also responsible for presenting the proposed AS budget to the AS Board of Directors by the final meeting of the year for approval.

D

Divestment Committee

(1 at-large. Meets twice a quarter.) The AS Divestment committee meets to identify issues related to fossil fuels and divestiture. The overall objective is to provide background information and estimated impacts from different aspects of divestment and provide a list of considerations for the Associated Students and appropriate University administrators by the end of winter quarter 2014.

E

Election Board

(6 at-large students, no more than two from any one organization or club. Training and grievance hearings as needed during spring quarter.) The Election Board makes decisions concerning the fairness of AS Election proceedings through hearings regarding candidate grievances. Judgments are made according to the rules and regulations outlined in the AS Election Code. This committee reports findings to the AS Board of Directors.

Election Code Review Committee

(3-5 at-large. Meets weekly late November to February. Approx. time 10-20 hours.) The Election Code Review Committee reviews and recommends changes to the AS Election Code in order to simplify and clarify the Code and the AS Election process. The committee's goals are to encourage more professional campaigns, greater voter turnout, and increase participation in the election process.

ESC Presidents Council

(1 representative per ESC club) The President’s Council provides a forum in which the leadership of the internal Ethnic Student Center (ESC) organizations can come together to foster communication and teamwork. The Council serves as a support and resource group for ESC leadership. Students for this committee are nominated through the ESC.

ESC Steering Committee

(1 representative per ESC club) This committee sets policies and procedures for the Ethnic Student Center and maintains the mission of the organization. It serves as the facilitator for the disbursement of programming funds, and ratifies new Ethnic Student Center clubs. Students for this committee are nominated through the ESC.

F

Facilities & Services Council

(2-3 at-large. Meets once or twice a month for an hour.) The Facilities and Services Council deals with the Associated Students' various services and facilities (Food Services, Lakewood, Viqueen Lodge, etc.). This committee reports to the AS Board of Directors.

G

Green Energy Fee Committee

(2 at-large) GEF Committee oversees the operations of the Green Energy Fee program, reviews project applications, and makes recommendations concerning the allocation of Green Energy Fee funds. The committee evaluates the Green Energy Fee program, identifies issues, and recommends changes to the fee level as well as the program as a whole.

L

Legislative Affairs Council

(6 at-large. Meets Mondays for 1-2 hours.) Legislative Affairs Council works to increase student involvement and to formulate positions and policies of the AS relating to legislative activities, national affairs, and external affairs.

S

Structure & Program Advisory Committee

(2 AS Employees, and 4 at-large. Typically meets bi-weekly in fall and weekly in winter. ) The Structure and Program Advisory Committee will act as an advisory committee to the AS Board of Directors, making recommendations regarding structure, policies, and procedures as well as carrying out the implementation of the Assessment Process.

Student Technology Fee Committee

(3 at-large. Meets at least once a quarter.) To oversee the operations and finances of the Student Technology Fee. This committee is also charged to evaluate the Student Technology Fee program, review student input, identify issues, and recommend changes in the fee as well as the program as a whole.

Student Technology Renewal Committee

(1 at-large. Meets biweekly.) Makes appropriate recommendations to the AS Board regarding the renewal of the Student Technology Fee which will be voted on by either the student body or the AS Board of Directors by meeting with the various stakeholders, gathering student input, and proposing a fee that reflects the values of the students.

Student Trustee Selection Committee

(2 at-large. Meets for selection process only.) This committee recommends three Student Trustee Candidates to the Board of Directors who pass it on to the Governor of Washington for approval.

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Transportation Advisory Committee

(4 at-larg & 1 RHA rep, meets weekly for an hour.) The Transportation Advisory Committee works to increase student involvement in the development, revision of ideas, and promotion of the all-campus transportation pass program for Western. Committee also monitors all legislation concerning transportation and the possible effects it may have on the Western community.