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ASWSUS

The Associated Students of Washington State University Spokane (ASWSUS) is the representative body of undergraduate, graduate and professional students at WSU Spokane.

ASWSU Committees

Community Engagement Committee

Three to five students on this committee will work with the ASWSUS Senators and WSU Spokane Community Involvement Coordinator to organize community service opportunities and civic engagement events for the students of WSU Spokane. Expected time commitment is 1-2 meetings per month, plus attendance at planned events.

Interested? Contact: puentev@wsu.edu.

Elections Committee

Two student members on this committee will work with the Student Involvement Coordinator to interpret the guidelines for elections outlined in the ASWSUS Constitution and By-Laws to conduct the 2017-18 elections. All cases of election violations will go through the Elections Committee to determine whether or not established rules were followed. Expected time commitment is 15-20 hours for the academic year.

Interested? Contact: spok.aswsu.prez@wsu.edu

Student Life/Campus Improvement Committee

Four to six students on this committee will work with the ASWSUS President to research and implement measures on campus that improve the student experience. Important topics to explore this year include: Jensen-Byrd expansion and amenities, Diversity Center amenities, Intramural Sports league coordination, the Fitness Center, and many more! Expected time commitment is 1-2 meetings per month.

Interested? Contact: spok.aswsu.prez@wsu.edu

Travel Grant Committee

Three to four students on this committee will work with the ASWSUS Chief of Staff and ASWSUS Senators to determine eligible students and award amounts for the ASWSUS Travel Grant program. Expected time commitment is 2-3 meetings each semester, depending on the established Travel Grant cycles.

Interested? Contact: spok.aswsu.prez@wsu.edu

SEB Committees

Winter Formal Committee

Six to eight students on this committee will work with the ASWSUS Director of SEB and other ASWSUS staff to plan the 3rd Annual WSU Spokane Winter Formal. This special interprofessional social event will help build the sense of community on our campus by letting us celebrate our friendships with other students. Expected time commitment is 20+ hours, with multiple meetings with the committee during the late fall and winter months; plus, attendance at the Winter Formal.

Interested? Contact: spok.aswsu.events@wsu.edu

Cougar Dash Committee

Six to eight students on this committee will work with the Director of SEB and other ASWSUS staff to plan the community Cougar Dash 5k. This a community wide event that will help connect the community with our campus. The committee will help to create an amazing race day by providing ideas to create a successful event. Expected time commitment is 20+ hours, with multiple meetings with the committee during the late fall and winter months; plus, attendance at the Cougar Dash 5k.

Interested? Contact: spok.aswsu.events@wsu.edu

University Committees

Each of the following committees are run by the University and attempt to have representation from each program on campus in addition to one student representative who will be the voice of the students on our campus.

Campus Safety Committee

One student will work with WSU Spokane staff to address safety concerns on WSU’s campus and how to improve and implement safety measures for all individuals on our campus. This student would also be available for other students to notify with any potential safety concerns. Expected time commitment is one meeting per month for the academic year. The meetings are the first Wednesday of every month at 11:00 a.m. (More information on the Campus Safety Committee). Committee Contact: Norene Philipson, norenep@wsu.edu.

Campus Sustainability Committee

One student will work to ensure that sustainable practices such as recycling, alternative transportation, etc. are being used on our campus. Expected time commitment is one meeting per month for the academic year.

Diversity Events Committee

One student will work with the committee to implement diversity awareness and appreciation as well as ensuring programs and resources are available to a diversity of students. This student would also assist with planning relevant programming and events. Expected time commitment is one meeting per month for the academic year, plus attendance at planned events. Committee Chair: Dion Crommarty, dion.crommarty@wsu.edu.

IT Student Experience Committee

One student member will work with the IT staff and representatives from all other WSU campuses to provide advice and guidance to the IT strategic advisory committee for issues related to student use of technology (More information on the committee). Committee Chair: Chirs Meiers, chris.meiers@wsu.edu.

Parking Committee

One student will work with WSU Parking services to discuss relevant and important issues relating to parking availability and structure on our campus. Expected time commitment is 1-2 meetings per semester. The first meeting is Thursday, Oct. 20 at 1:00 p.m. in SAC 415.

Interested? Contact schad@wsu.edu.

Services and Activities (S&A) Fee Committee

Four students are needed on the S&A Fee Committee for the Fall S&A Cycle. Members of the committee are responsible for interpreting the S&A Fee spending guidelines and allocating S&A Fees and Reserves accordingly to groups and organizations requesting support.

We will need one representative from each of the following programs to serve on the committee for one academic year:

  • Health Policy and Administration (graduate)
  • Nursing (undergrad)
  • Nutrition and Exercise Physiology (undergrad)
  • Yakima (undergrad, grad, or professional).

Expected time commitment is 10-14 hours for the academic year.

Interested? Contact spok.aswsu.prez@wsu.edu.

Wellness Committee

One to two students will work to assess the unique health-related needs of our students, faculty and staff, and work to encourage a sense of emotional, physical and mental well-being and community pride at WSU Spokane. Interested students should be focused on community health and be willing to be a liaison between the student body and faculty/staff. Expected time commitment is one meeting a month, plus attendance at planned events. The committee meets on the first Friday of every month, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention

The Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Committee will focus on the following four areas:

  1. Creating a strategic process to managing suicide prevention and mental health promotion activities on campus
  2. Creating a strategic process to providing postvention and follow-up support after an incident occurs
  3. Developing and implementing mental health and suicide prevention awareness campaigns
  4. Reviewing protocols for managing mental health and suicide-related concerns

Interested? Contact james.mohr@wsu.edu.

Campus Violence Prevention Committee

The Campus Violence Prevention Committee is charged with coordinating a campus-wide (including online programs) violence prevention educational program for students, faculty, and staff that is inclusive of topics such as bystander training, Title IX, Violence Against Women Act, and any other requirements as expressed by law or WSU policy.

Interested? Contact james.mohr@wsu.edu.

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