IMPORTANT MESSAGE


We are excited to announce that the Viking Union is open Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm.
Limited services are available, including Starbucks, the Bookstore, and the Multi-Purpose Room is home to a Student Study Space, students can connect to campus WiFi 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!

AS Legislative Affairs Council

Political Engagement
AS

 

Student Membership:

6-8 Students-at-large

AS Legislative Liaison

AS Local Liaison

AS REP Organizing and Outreach Coordinator (non-voting)

1 Grad Student or GSAC Representative

1 ESC Representative

1 ESP Representative

1 SAIRC Representative

 

Purpose:

Legislative Affairs Council serves to increase student representation by:

  • Encouraging civic engagement and student participation in the political process.
  • Creating, reviewing, and proposing Local, State, Federal, and other proposed Legislative and Administrative Agendas to the Associated Students of Western Washington University (ASWWU) Board of Directors.
  • Submitting recommendations to the Washington Student Association (WSA) regarding the statewide Legislative Agenda.
  • Establishing contact with elected officials to ensure that student perspectives are being considered at all levels of government.
  • Formulating policy positions for all matters concerning students in higher education for approval by the AS Board of Directors.
  • Reviewing funding request proposals, making financial decisions, and monitoring the expenditures of student funds paid to the Legislative Action Fund.
  • Approving a budget for the Legislative Action Fund in areas designed to more directly represent Western Students at the local, state and federal level, which follows the LAF budget policy.