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Activities Council

(3 at-large & 5 AS club reps. Meets every Monday at 5pm in VU 567) 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. Positions Filled

Associated Students Structural Review Committee

The AS Structural Review Committee will evaluate the Associated Students of Western Washington University’s structure. This committee will work to understand why there is a lack of student engagement in the Associated Students, how we can create opportunities for students to leadership develop, increase student representation, ways to improve how the Associated Students tells the AS story and highlight the student experiences. This committee could consult with the SPAC and Budget Committee as they see necessary. The committee timeline would include three phases. The first phase is a learning phase in which committee members gauge student opinion and do research to further understand the AS structure. The second phase would be a synthesis phase, in which they could compile their information and analyze. The third phase would be the output phase in which they could bring an initial recommendation to the board. The committee will give updates to the ASWWU Board of Directors on progress with desired initial recommendation in Spring 2016.

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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. 1 position available

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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. Positions Filled

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: Meets every Tuesday from 5-6 PM in VU 567) 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.

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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. Positions Filled

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International Divestment, Boycott and Sanctions Taskforce

This taskforce is charged with the critical exploration of the implications of maintaining or repealing the resolution concerning the International Divestment, Boycott, and Sanctions (ASB-14-S-65) by: *seeking new possibilities that better address the matter at hand and *advising the AS Board of Directors in the form of a final recommendation by the end of Spring Quarter 2015. The purpose of this taskforce is to come up with answers to many of the questions that have been raised. Please apply at the link and not at the apply for a committee button: https://orgsync.com/56414/forms/142584

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Legislative Affairs Council

(6 at-large. Meets Thursday 6-8 VU 567) 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. Positions Filled

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. Positions Filled

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 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.

Sustainable Action Fund Task Force

(3 students at large) The AS Sustainable Action Fund Task Force will make recommendations to the AS Board of Directors regarding the operational, programmatic, and budgetary guidelines of the new Sustainable Action Fund (formerly Green Energy Fee).

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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. Positions Filled