The Viking Union is Open!

We are excited to announce that the Viking Union is open Monday-Friday 7am – 10pm, Saturday 9am - 11pm and Sunday 10am - 11pm.
Services have resumed operation, including Starbucks, the Bookstore, Vendor's Row and the Multi-Purpose Room is home to a Student Study Space, students can connect to campus Wi-Fi for streaming classes and ATUS printers are available in the Study Space. There is also comfortable seating throughout the 6th floor. Face Coverings are required, and Physical Distancing will be monitored. We look forward to seeing you!

ASVP for Governmental Affairs

Ankur Handa

Ankur Handa

VU 504 // 360-650-3736 //


The AS VP for Governmental Affairs represents the interest of all Western students in matters pertaining to legislative affairs or advocacy. Specifically, they focus on promoting awareness of student needs throughout local, state, and federal legislative bodies. The AS VP for Governmental Affairs also oversees creation of the AS Legislative Agenda, Western Lobby Day, Western Intersectional Lobby Day, and the AS Office of Civic Engagement. With university leadership, the AS VP for Governmental Affairs works most closely with the executive director of governmental relations and the university’s lobbying team; they also work closely with the Washington Student Association and student lobbyists from other higher education institutions in the state.