IMPORTANT MESSAGE:
In light of the most recent recommendations from the CDC to limit the size of all social and public gatherings, along with the Governor’s March 23 "Stay Home, Stay Healthy" order for the State of Washington, the Viking Union will be closed to the public until further notice. For more details on this temporary closure of the Viking Union, and any other coronavirus related information, please visit WWU’s coronavirus resource site

Student Governance

The Associated Students is both an association of all students at Western and the official student governing body. It is responsible for policy setting for all of those areas that are considered Student Activities, provides the framework for a variety of experiential learning opportunities, and serves as a vehicle for student involvement in the governance of the University. Reporting to the Board are councils with the following concerns: Legislative and Community Affairs, Activities, Facilities and Services, and University Services (Student Affairs Division functions). Standing subcommittees of the Board deal with Personnel, Budget, Technology, and several other topical areas.