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2022-2023 ASCWU Election Overview

The 2022-2023 ASCWU Senate Election Has Closed

Student Senate Elections

Make your mark at CWU by running to be an ASCWU Student Senator.

The ASCWU Student Senate is a group of student leaders committed to the engagement of all matters affecting university life by creating an inclusive environmnet for all students, as well as representing and empowering student voices, improving sthe school as a whole, and increasing student involvement in the choices that affect them.

Positions: 

  • Senator, College of Business (1 position)
  • Senator, College of Arts and Humanities (1 position)
  • Senator, College of the Sciences (1 position)
  • Senator, College of Education and Professional Studies (1 position)
  • Senator, Graduate School (1 position)
  • Senator, Transfer Student Center (1 position)
  • Senator, Sustainability (1 position)
  • Senator at Large (3 positions)
  • Appointed Senators (5 positions, appointed by respective organization)

View Senate Election Timeline

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The 2022-2023 ASCWU BOD General Election Has Closed

2022 - 2023 ASCWU Election Packet

The ASCWU Elections are held annually in the winter/spring quarters to identify the new leadership for the following year. Candidates can download the 2022-2023 ASCWU Election Packet for more infromation on how to dive into the ASCWU Election Process. Note: we are excited to announce that this is the first year we are offering Senator Elections directly after the Board of Directors Election process.

Note: Students will have the option to vote for each candidate or "Abstain" if they want to participate in the voting process but do not want to cast a vote for a specific candidate. Abstention is a term in election procedure for when a participant in a vote either does not go to vote (on election day) or, is present during the vote, but does not cast a ballot for that candidate.

Here are a few key dates below for the Board of Directors Elections (Note: this is a condensed timeline below - see the full list of Election Calendar and Commitments or see page 21 of the Election Packet):

Topic/Event Date/Time Location
Candidate Registration Opens February 7, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. Register on Presence
ASCWU Elections Information Session February 8, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Virtual 
ASCWU Campaign Tips February 15, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. Virtual
Candidate Filing Closes February 21, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Via Presence
Primary Election Opens March 5, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Via Presence
Primary Election Closes March 9, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Via Presence
General Election Opens April 18, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. Via Presence
General Election Closes April 22, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Via Presence
Office Results Posted April 14, 2022 Various

 

Here are a few key dates for the Senator Election Timeline (more information to follow):

Topic/Event Date/Time Location
Candidate Registration Opens April 24, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. Register on Presence
Candidate Filing Closes May 7, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Via Presence
Senator Elections Open May 24, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. Via Presence
Senator Elections Close May 28, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Via Presence
Senator Election Results Posted May 30, 2022 Various

For more information, contact the Chair of the ASCWU Election Commission Will Stryker at william.stryker@cwu.edu 


ASCWU Position Information & Candidates

In the winter 2020 quarter the student body voted to update the Constitution which governs ASCWU to include a Student Senate that will be represented by 23 elected student officers. Due to the changing landscape of the spring 2020 quarter and shortened quarter the Election Commission has voted to move forward with the election of the Executive Officer positions this quarter and continue planning and promotion of an election of the student senators during the fall quarter. This decision was made to ensure continuity between the outgoing and incoming executive team and ensures a succession plan is in place for planning over the summer. Below you will find the updated executive officer positions available to declare candidacy during the spring 2020 election. 

President: Chair of the board; must serve  20 hours/week; acts as chief spokesperson for the Board; gives the State of the ASCWU-SG Address in the spring; represents the Associated Students in all legislative issues

Executive Vice President: Vice Chair and voting member of the Board; must serve 19 hours/week; provide a budget forecast each Fall; oversee committees and appointments; provide a monthly summary of monetary activity; sit on the S&A Committee; take minutes if the office staff is unavailable.

Senate Speaker: The Senate Speaker is a voting member of the board and serves 19 hours/week as the chair and primary organizer of the Student Senate. The Senate Speaker is considered the liaison between the Student Senate and the ASCWU Board of Directors. The Senate Speaker also serves as a voting member on the ASCWU-BOD and brings issues, concerns, and legislation created by the Student Senate to the ASCWU-BOD.

Director for Equity and Multicultural Affairs: The ASCWU Director for Equity and Multi-Cultural Affairs is a voting member and serves 19 hours/week and represents the student voice regarding diversity, equity, multi-cultural, social activism, and inclusivity affairs at Central Washington University. The Director of Student of Equity and Multi-Cultural Affairs is also tasked with representing and advocating for the under-represented groups on campus or said Equity and Services Council (ESC).

Director for Student Life and Facilities: The ASCWU Director for Student Life & Facilities is a voting member of the ASCWU Board of Directors and serves 19 hours/week as the student voice regarding capital-planning projects, buildings on campus, and student services offered on campus. The Director of Student Life & Facilities is also tasked with promoting and advocating for CWU spirit on-campus and within the community.

Director for Governmental Affairs: The ASCWU Director for Governmental Affairs is a voting member of the ASCWU Board of Directors and serves 19 hours/week as the student voice regarding governmental affairs including; state, local, and federal policy. The Director of Governmental Affairs is also tasked with promoting and advocating for the CWU student policy agenda, increasing student voter registration, increasing student voter turnout, and increasing student civic education/engagement.

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