Office of Civic Engagement
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.
Contact OCE Director Adah Barenburg (She/Her/Hers) email@example.com or during her Zoom & Microsoft Teams Office Hours: M 9-11AM, T 10-1PM, W 9-11AM, R 10-1PM, F 12-1PM.
Legislative Education Assistant Anna Corinne Huffman (She/Her/Hers) firstname.lastname@example.org or during her Zoom & Microsoft Teams Office Hours: Mon 10-2 Tues 10-1 Thurs 10-1
Civic Involvement Coordinator Stephen Cooper (He/Him/His) email@example.com or during his Zoom & Microsoft Teams Office Hours: M 12-2, T/TH 2-4, W/F 11-1
Components of the OCE
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.
AS OCE Voter Engagement & Recruitment Coordinator
Office Hours: M & T 8-11, W 8-12
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
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 email@example.com 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
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
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.
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.
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