Academic Calender Committee

(2 at large. Meets bi-weekly.) Look at potential changes to the university calendar including, but not limited to, the alignment of breaks with local schools as well as the creation of an attendance policy that can excuse students for days of religious observance. University Committee.

Academic Coordinating Commission

(3 at-large. Meets twice a month.) Oversees all matters relating to the University's academic programs such as curriculum, teaching load, and the University catalog. University Committee.

Academic Honesty Board

(6 undergrad and 6 grad students. Meets for appeals approx. 8-12 hours per year.) Hears and decides on cases initiated by students involving academic dishonesty cases. These are cases where the instructor feels that a student has claimed others’ work, achievements, or arguments as their own. University Committee.

Academic Technology Committee

(1 at-large. Meets bi-weekly.) Makes decisions on matters of computer service related to student access and availability within the university.University Committee.


Bookstore Advisory Group

(1 at-large. Approx. 3 hours a quarter.) Reviews and discusses store policies, services, and operations. Make suggestions regarding effective marketing to emphasize the benefits of the store as a campus resource and revenue source for student programs. University Committee.


Campus Dining Committee

(2 – 4 at-large students. Meets monthly for 1-2 hours.) Advises and provides comment on matters concerning service from residential, retail, catering programs including quality of existing services and responds to new initiatives.

Carl H. Simpson Bridging Award

(2 at-large. Meets to decide recipient.) Committee reviews nominations, this award is aimed to benefit a WWU staff, faculty member, or student who has demonstrated a remarkable ability or innovative approach to bridging some aspect of academic or campus life, in this way bettering the Western community. University Committee.

Committee on Undergraduate Education

(2 students at-large. Meets twice a month for an hour and a half.) Advises the Academic Coordinating Commission on all curriculum matters related to General Education. University Committee.

Community Transportation Advisory Group

(1 at-large. Meets 4 times a year.) Provides advice on public transportation services planning and coordination, according to the terms and requirements of WTA. University Committee.

Counseling, Health and Wellness Services Committee

(2 off-campus students: 1 w/children, 1 w/out children, 1 RHA rep. Meets 3-4 times a year) Reviews the operation, budgetary allocations, and funding mechanisms of the Counseling, Health, and Wellness Centers. University Committee.


Department Related Acivities Committee

(2 non-affiliated students. Meets about 2 times in fall & spring and weekly in winter.) Provides a forum to receive student input regarding the Department Related areas. Developing priorities for funding and criteria in order to assess needs within DRAC funded areas, reviewing budget proposals and recommend allocation of student service and activities fee. University Committee.

Disability Advisory Committee

(1 at-large. Meets 3-4 times a year.) Serves to improve accessibility by advising Western on disability matters by making recommendations regarding policy, procedures, capital projects and programs, and other disability-related issues that may arise. University Committee.

Diversity Achievement Award Committee

(1 at-large. Meets to decide recipient.) Recognizes individuals, departments, organizations, or community members who have distinguished themselves in efforts that have enhanced diversity and multicultural understanding at Western. University Committee.


Emergency Management Committee

(1 at-large. Meets for 6 hours per quarter.) The Emergency Management Committee develops and updates the university's response plan. Establishes working groups to develop and update specific response guidelines. University Committee.

Excellence in Teaching Award

(1 undergrad & 1 graduate student at-large, affiliated with WCE, FC, CBE, CFPA or Huxley. Meets spring quarter to choose recipient.) Reviews the nominations and designate two faculty members to receive this annual teaching award. Nominations are solicited from alumni, students, and faculty members. University Committee.


Faculty Outstanding Services Award Committee

(2 students-at-large. Meets to decide recipient in spring quarter.) Intended to recognize a faculty member who has made outstanding efforts to serve and enrich the intellectual vitality of the campus and broader community. University Committee.


Graduate Council

(3 graduate students. Meets 5-7 times a quarter for 1 hour.) Oversees all graduate school curricula and degree programs, including approval of all graduate program courses and the standards for awarding of all graduate degrees granted by Western. University Committee.

GUR Task Force

(3 students at-large. Meets every other Wednesday at 4pm.) Provide for the university community’s consideration three options for improving the GUR program. University Committee.


International Programs Advisory Committee

(1 at-large. Meets 1-2 times per quarter.) Evaluates and makes recommendations concerning proposals from all Colleges of Western for courses and programs to be held outside the U.S. University Committee.


Laboratory and Chemical Safety Committee

(1 at-large. Meets several times a year.) Examine Western’s lab safety inspection processes and procedures, enhancing safety training, learning from incidents and accidents, and clarifying roles and expectations. University Committee.


Parking & Transportation Capital Implementation Advisory Committee

(2 Students at-large. Meets winter and spring quarter.) This committee looks at the Institutionalized Master plan (IMP) and creates goals regarding parking and alternative transportation at WWU. It then makes recommendations regarding affirmation with Parking and Transportation components of the IMP and develops options for implementation phasing plans and pricing concepts.

Parking and Transportation Advisory Committee

(1 on-campus student, 1 off-campus student. Meets biweekly.) Advises on parking issues including current challenges and future needs to provide sufficient, sustainable and accessible parking for faculty, staff, students and visitors while balancing those needs with alternative transportation goals. University Committee.

Parking Appeals Board

(4 at-large. Meets 1-2 times a month.) Hears and decides on cases involving alleged violations of Western’s Parking Regulations. University Committee.

Peter J. Elich - Exellence in Teaching Awards Committee

(2 at-large, affiliated Human/Social Sciences and Science/Technology. Meets to decide awardees.) To review the nominations and designate two faculty members to receive this annual teaching award. University Committee.


Recreation Center Advisory Committee

(1 at-large & 1 RHA rep. Meets monthly for an hour.) Proposes to the Board of Trustees and University Administration the program priorities and budget levels for the mandatory Student Recreation Fee and the portion of program budgets that are funded by this fee. University Committee.

Recruitment, Admissions, and Support Committee

(2 at-large. Meets at least twice a quarter.) Makes recommendations to the University about recruitment, admissions, and support of students, with an expected outcome of increases in the proportion of highly talented students from across the cultural spectrum enrolled at WWU. University Committee.

Residential Advisory Committee

(1 at-large. Meets every other week for one hour.) Reviews policies and procedures that affect student housing on campus, including initiatives to support student success. University Committee.

Robert T. Kleinknecht - Excellence in Teaching Award Committee

(1 at-large associated with the College of Humanities & Social Sciences. Meets to decide recipient spring quarter.)Awarded to an outstanding instructor or visiting faculty member from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. University Committee.


Sehome Hill Arboretum Board

(1 at-large. Meets 8 times a year for 90 minutes.) Prepares and updates long-range development plans, provide the operational structure fir an arboretum on Sehome Hill in the city of Bellingham. University Committee.

Senate Extended Education Committee

(1 student at large. Meets once a month.) Provides recommendations to Vice Provost of Extended Education and serves as liaison between faculty and Dean of Extended Education. University Committee.

Senate Library Committee

(1 at-large. Meets bi-weekly.) Advises and reports on the Libraries' future directions. Provides annual review of Libraries’ strategic plans and ideas for enhancing students’ information skills. University Committee.

Services & Activities Fee Committee

(8 students, designated by area. Meets weekly spring quarter.) Evaluates existing and proposed programs and program priorities each year, propose the level of services and activities (S & A) fees assessed upon Western students, and propose the distribution of S & A fees among student activities and programs. University Committee.

Student Academic Grievance Board

(6 undergrad and 6 grad students. Meets for appeals approx. 8-12 hours per year.) Hears and decides on cases initiated by students involving academic grievances in curricula, unfair conduct, etc. University Committee.

Student Publications Council

(3 at-large. Meets twice a quarter for 2 hours.) Policy-making board of each authorized student publication. Specifically excluding daily editorial and operational decisions as to the conduct of each publication. University Committee.

Student Rights & Responsibilities Committee

(3 at-large, one a grad student. Meets every 5 years to examine the code.) Evaluates and may recommend changes to the University's disciplinary code and policies which concern student rights and responsibilities. University Committee.


Teacher Curricula and Certification Council

(3 students currently enrolled in an education program; one must be a grad student. Meets bi-weekly for 2 hours.) Oversees teacher education curricula, teacher certification programs, and professional preparation programs proposed by certification consortia in which the university participates. University Committee.


University Judicial Appeals Board

(6 at-large students. Meets for training and appeals approx. 8-10 hours a year.) Review the hearing and sanctions of the University Judicial Officer in the event that a student appeals an action taken against him/her. University Committee.

University Planning and Resource Council

(No students at large but students may submit proposals to this committee.) In coordination with the Faculty Senate, is responsible for the formation of policy in all aspects of university planning, the review (on an annual basis) of the Roles and Missions Statement for Western, and to recommend institutional goals and objectives for implementation. University Committee.

University Sustainability Advisory Committee

(4 students at-large.) Promote sustainability throughout the University – in planning, development, and operation of the campus environment and facilities, as well as in curriculum innovation, faculty, staff, and student research, and outreach to the greater community. University Committee.