IMPORTANT MESSAGE

We are excited to announce that the Viking Union is open Monday-Friday 8am – 5pm. While no services are available, 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. At this time, the building is only open to Students, Staff, and Faculty. Face Coverings and Symptom Attestations are required, and Physical Distancing will be monitored. There is no eating allowed in the building. Greeters will welcome you at the Garden St and High St main entrances. We look forward to seeing you!

The Bookstore offers pickup with prearranged appointments Mon-Fri 9am-1pm. Here is a link for info.

Office of Civic Engagement

OCE

Who are we?

The Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) exists 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 OCE is located in Viking Union 435 near the Wellness Outreach Center. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for information about FREE events, jobs, elections, and more! Fill out this quick google form to get involved.

Questions?

Contact OCE Director Adah Barenburg (She/Her/Hers) as.oce.director@wwu.edu or during her Zoom & Microsoft Teams Office Hours: M&F 2:30-4:30PM, T&R 9-11AM, W 8-10AM.

Legislative Education Assistant Anna Corinne Huffman (She/Her/Hers) as.oce.legislativeeducation.coord@wwu.edu or during her Zoom & Microsoft Teams Office Hours: Tues 10-12PM, Th 9-12PM, Fri 9-2PM.

Civic Involvement Coordinator Stephen Cooper (He/Him/His) as.oce.civicinvolvement.coord@wwu.edu or during his Zoom & Microsoft Teams Office Hours: 11-1PM Mon-Fri.

Components of the OCE

Western Votes


A student run program that seeks to advocate for student interests in politics. They register students to vote, educate students about elections, encourage students to vote, make voting easier, help students contact elected officials, and organize free trips to Olympia.

Nathalie Wagler

AS OCE Voter Engagement & Recruitment Coordinator

360-650-4267

as.oce.engage.recruit.coord@wwu.edu

Office Hours: M&W 12-2PM, R 8-9AM & 12-1PM

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Vote in Student Elections at https://win.wwu.edu/!

Register to Vote in Washington WesternVotes!

Register to Vote Outside of Washington VoteGov!

Step By Step Video on Registering: ASWWU OCE!

Committees


The AS and University appoint 200+ students a year to committees that make a variety of decisions across campus. Become a student committee member today! Email as.oce.director@wwu.edu for more information! 

Sign into WIN and then click on the forms tab, the first form is called 2020-2021 AS and University Committees Student Application" click on that and the student should be able to apply from there.

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Committees!

ASWWU Elections


Each Spring the Associated Students holds an election for the AS Board of Directors and each Fall for the Student Senate seeks student input through referenda, and student-led initiatives on the Western Involvement Network. Contact Annie Byers byersp@wwu.edu if you would like to run for a PAID student government position and make a difference at WWU!


referendum: a direct vote by all students at WWU who are invited to vote on a particular proposal


Past referendums:

2019 - Anti-Made for Waste Coffee Cup Initiative

2018 - Bringing Back the College of Ethnic Studies

2017 - Providing free legal services for students

2016 - General Education Reform Proposal

2015 - Student Bus Pass

2014 - Plastic Water Bottle Ban No Longer Sold on Campus

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ASWWU 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 Washington Student Association to lobby legislators, testify to state committees, and then report back to students about higher education issues.

Chat with Jude (she/her) the 2020-2021 Liaison by email as.oce.director.legislativeaffairs@wwu.edu, meet over Microsoft Teams & Zoom during her office hours 12-2PM and by appointment every day or over Twitter @aswwulobbyist!

Jude in Olympia!

AS Local Issues Coordinator


A student employee that works to represent the student body to city and county governments on issues that affect students locally. Every year student volunteers participate in Local Lobby Day to advocate for student issues like homelessness, rental rights, etc. to local government members.

Local Lobby Day


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