STUDENT SENATE

 

What is the AS Student Senate?

 

The AS Student Senate serves as the legislative body of the Associated Students of Western Washington University and is comprised of 21 Senators from the eight Colleges on campus, as well as from the general student population. The Student Senate is not limited in the scope of issues it covers, and these issues can originate from the ASBOD, other Associated Students offices, University committees, within the Senate itself, or directly from students. The Student Senate has the ability to draft, approve, and release resolutions on any issues brought before it. The Student Senate will also approve any changes to the charge and charter of the AS Election Board. Overall, the Student Senate will be part of a bicameral system in the AS, acting as a separate body from the ASBOD. For a visual explanation watch this video.

 

When and where does the Student Senate meet?

 

The Student Senate has bi-weekly meetings on Tuesdays in VU 567 from 6:30-8:00 PM. Upcoming meetings for the Student Senate are February 25, 2019 and March 11, 2019, with meeting days pending change during Spring Quarter 2019. Meeting materials for AS Student Senate meetings can be found here.

 

Who are my Senators?

 

Each College on Western’s campus has two Student Senators who represent the interests of the students within their College. If you are an undeclared major, there are four At-Large Senators who represent the interests of all students on campus, primarily those who have not yet declared a major at WWU.

Below are the 2018-2019 Student Senators:

 

At-Large:

as.atlarge.senators@wwu.edu

Nicole Ballard

Adah Barenburg

Tatum Buss

Courtney Yoshiyama

 

College of Business and Economics:

as.cbe.senators@wwu.edu

Jona Akelipa

Nick Makrakis

 

College of Fine and Performing Arts:

as.cfpa.senators@wwu.edu

Ruth Ewald

Paden Koltiska

 

College of Humanities and Social Sciences:

as.chss.senators@wwu.edu

Luke LeClair

Laura Meerdink

 

College of Science and Engineering:

as.cse.senators@wwu.edu

Nina-Tuyen Tran

Kelly Yokuda

 

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies:

as.fairhaven.senators@wwu.edu

Dayjha McMillan

Sarah Soulliere

 

Graduate School:

as.graduate.senators@wwu.edu

Phillip Hensyel

Anna Schorr

 

Huxley College of the Environment:

as.huxley.senators@wwu.edu

Riley Embly

Maya Noesen

 

Woodring College of Education:

as.woodring.senators@wwu.edu

Nicole Wood

 

Interim Senate Pro-Tempore:

ASVP.Academics@wwu.edu

Levi W. Eckman

 

Please feel free to reach out to your Student Senators or the Interim Senate Pro-Tempore with any questions, concerns, or ideas!