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

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.

Vote in the AS Student Senate Elections at

Register to Vote

Check your voter registration/ballot status at

Components of the OCE

Western Votes

A student run organization 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 trips to Olympia.


The AS and University appoint over 200 students a year to committees that make a variety of decisions across campus. Become a student committee member today! Email for more information! 

AS Elections

Each Spring the Associated Students holds an election for the AS Board of Directors, seeks student input through referenda, and student-led initiatives. 

AS 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 to lobby legislators, testify to state committees, and then report back to students about higher education issues.

AS Local Coordinator

A student employee that works to represent the student body to city and county governments on issues that affect students locally. 

2017 Legislative Agenda