The Representation & Engagement Programs (REP) exist to provide the resources, services, and support necessary to ensure student representation in decisions that impact students at the university, local, state, and federal levels; to promote effective citizenship and civic engagement through services, programs, and collaboration.
The REP is located in Viking Union 435 near the Wellness Outreach Center.
The components of the REP are:
- Western Votes
A student run organization that seeks to advocate for student interests in politics. They: register students to vote, educate students about elections, make voting easier, hold rallies and protests, help students contact elected officials, and organize trips to Olympia.
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- AS Elections
Each Spring the Associated Students holds an election for the AS Board of Directors, seeks student input through referenda, and student-led initiatives.
- AS Legislative Liaison
A student employee that works to represent the student body to the State Legislature in Olympia. This position works with the Washington Student Association to lobby legislators, testify to state committees, and then report back to students about higher education issues.
- AS Local Liaison
A student employee that works to represent the student body to city and county governments on issues that affects students locally.
- Student Senate Reform
While the Student Senate is on hiatus, the REP has begun an investigation into the potential roles of a student senate on campus.