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Business Office

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Please email to schedule a virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams. In person office hours will resume once in person classes resume on WWU's main campus.

The AS Business Office facilitates the day-to-day financial operations of the Associated Students. We serve as an informational resource for AS employees and organizations with regards to AS fiscal procedures and policies. We also ensure that all AS funds are spent in an ethical and responsible manner, and in accordance with Washington State Law and AS Policies.

BUSINESS DIRECTOR


Noemi Bueno

asbus@wwu.edu

The Business Director serves as a primary operational interpreter of AS financial policies and as a resource for student budget authorities.  The Business Director also provides recommendations to the AS Executive Board and AS Senate regarding all financial decisions.  The Business Director supports the fiscal operations of the AS by leading the budget process and making recommendations that affect business processes in the AS.


STUDENT ENHANCEMENT FUND COORDINATOR


Rachel Zamora

as.enhancement.fund@wwu.edu

The Student Enhancement Fund Coordinator manages and interprets the guidelines and policies of the Student Enhancement Fund, acts as Chair of the Student Enhancement Fund Committee, reviews and approves fund applications, and serves as an informational resource and guide for all WWU students regarding the Student Enhancement Fund.

RESOURCES


E-Sign Forms

Guides and Policies

Special Event Forms


AS FUNDS


Welcome to the hub of all funding provided by the Associated Students. Outside of the annual budgets provided to AS programs, the AS holds seven designated funds. Each fund is available to particular WWU students, AS employees, AS programs, or clubs. The AS Unified Funding Form serves as the single, intelligent application platform for accessing these funds. Please note: you must be logged in to WIN to see the AS Unified Funding Form. See below for more information, policies, and procedures relating to each fund.

AS Unified Funding Form

Activities Council

The Associated Students Activities Council promotes an engaged campus community by recognizing AS Clubs, connecting AS Clubs to resources, and providing guidance to AS Clubs. The Activities Council also allocates funding to clubs for events, conferences, travel, and other activities. The AS Vice President for Activities chairs Activities Council meetings. Funding applications are approved or denied by a majority vote of the membership.

Activities Council Information

Activities Council policies document coming soon.

AS Employee Development Fund

Formerly called the AS Student Development Fund, the AS Employee Development Fund provides funding to AS Employees for professional development as it relates to their current AS position. This fund can help pay for registration, lodging, and travel related to any conference, event, or other experience pertaining to an AS employee's work with the Associated Students. The AS Employee Development Fund is administered through the AS Personnel Committee and the AS Personnel Director.

AS Employee Development Fund policies document coming soon.

ESC Budget & Programming Committee

Formerly called the AS Student Development Fund, the AS Employee Development Fund provides funding to AS Employees for professional development as it relates to their current AS position. This fund can help pay for registration, lodging, and travel related to any conference, event, or other experience pertaining to an AS employee's work with the Associated Students. The AS Employee Development Fund is administered through the AS Personnel Committee and the AS Personnel Director.

ESC Budget & Programming Committee policies document coming soon.

Large Events Reserve

The AS Large Events Reserve exists to provide extra funding for events that will enhance the Western student experience and are beyond the scope of the AS program's typical operating budget. Funding is allocated by the AS Activities council for events that are open to the entire WWU community and have an expected attendance of at least 100.

AS Large Events Reserve policies document coming soon.

Queer Guild Council

The Queer Guild Council is a compilation of AS Queer and Trans focused clubs working to set policies and procedures and hold each other accountable by creating program standards for queer/trans focused clubs, discussing issues pertaining to queer/trans communities, and fostering inter-club communication. The Queer Guild Council allocates funds provided by an Associated Students grant to queer/trans focused clubs for event programming, conferences, activities, or other club needs.

Queer Guild Council Information
Queer Guild Council Guidelines

Reserve Grants

Every year, AS offices and programs receive an annual operating budget detailing how much can be spent on what. At the end of each fiscal year, unspent money is transferred into a variety of reserve (non-operating) accounts. The discretionary reserve for AS Grants provides funding for pilot programs lasting a set length of time or onetime expenses unrelated to other designed reserves. Funding for pilot programs through grants allows assessment before the pilot program is incorporated into the annual operating budget. Applications are currently reviewed by the AS Executive Board.

Reserve Grants policies document coming soon.

Student Enhancement Fund

The Student Enhancement Fund's mission is to provide funding to WWU students to attend academic conferences, workshops, and other unique opportunities that enhance their academic experience, and professional development in ways that contribute to the improvement of campus communities. SEF provides financial assistance for travel, lodging, and registration expenses. The SEF Committee chaired by the SEF coordinator reviews applications to this fund.

SEF Committee Information
SEF Guidelines

Sustainability, Equity, and Justice Fund

The Sustainability, Equity, and Justice Fund (SEJF) is a program paid for by the Sustainable Action Fund fee ($0.90 per credit). The SEJF program is administered by the WWU Office of Sustainability. SEJF funds student proposals dealing with sustainability, equity, and justice that would otherwise not be accomplished and bring an educational benefit to Western's student community. Applications are reviewed by the SEJF committee and the application process is different for large and small grants.

For more information about the SEJF click here.

SEJF Committee Information