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ASCWU Student Government

Equity and Community Organization Listings

Access, Belonging, Learning, and Equality (ABLE)

Meets Fridays at 1 pm in the Center for Diversity and Social Justice.

Our goal is to provide a friendly environment for people with disabilities on campus and in the community, to advocate for students with disabilities, and to provide an accessible environment.

Asia University America Program (AUAP)

Our mission statement is to foster friendship and cross-cultural understanding between CWU students and participants in AUAP, which is a five month study abroad program at CWU for students from Asia University in Tokyo, Japan. Events in the past have included intercultural game nights, softball, pumpkin carving, parties, volunteer opportunities, and more. We also host events involving the making of traditional Japanese and American culture. 

Black Student Union (BSU)

Meets Mondays at 5:00 PM in SURC room 140

The purpose of Black Student Union is to educate our campus and the Ellensburg community on the African culture. We believe in giving the people with no voice, someone to fight for them. Our organization has been around for many years and has always fought for the people that are underrepresented and hope to continue this through ESC. We are a family accepting new members and giving the students on campus a safe haven.

Equality through Queers and Allies (EQuAL)

Meets Tuesday, 5:00 PM in SURC room 140

Central Washington University's Equality through Queers and Allies organization's mission is to provide an atmosphere on campus and within the Ellensburg community, of acceptance for all persons regardless of sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, race, skin color, ethnicity, religious affiliation, ability, age or economic status.

Filipino American Student Association (FASA)

Meets Thursday, 7:00 PM in Black room 203

The purpose of CWU FASA includes expanding our knowledge about the Philippines and what it means to be Filipino and Filipino American. CWU FASA will also strive to educate the student body of Filipino culture, providing an opportunity for students to blend their Filipino and American cultures in a productive manner. Furthermore, it is also CWU FASA's duty to improve the academic and social environments through service to the school and the surrounding community. CWU FASA will advocate different political issues within Filipino community. CWU FASA will also promote relations with other Filipino- American organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

First Generation Student Organization (FGSO)

Meets Fridays at 4pm in Farrell Hall room 417 

It shall be the mission of CWU's First Generation Student Organization to gain leadership, cultural, and mentoring skills by engaging in volunteerism with students in Ellensburg High School. The CWU FGSO will provide members with valuable communication skills thus leading to a more enriched, productive, successful academic and employment career. FGSO will provide opportunities for enrolled students at CWU to participate in such activities.

Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA)

Meets Wednesday, 5:00 PM in SURC room 135

The purpose of MEChA is to promote awareness of the Chicanx culture, keep Chicanx/ ethnic studies program in the CWU curriculum. We want to promote higher education and promote diversity on campus that is beneficial to all students. The hope is to create a safe place for all students, and be involved in community service.


Meets Mondays at 7:30 PM in SURC room 301

CWU PolyCentral exists to ensure educational success among CWU's Polynesian students while creating an environment that promotes a cultural identity, cultural competency, and cultural advocacy. PolyCentral will focus on creating a community that is all-encompassing and educational to teach others our values, traditions, and rich heritage. Through art, workshops, and meaningful conversations, our goal is to raise awareness on campus about our communities while sharing withothers our untold stories and experiences. 


Previously Recognized Organizations
Rotary in Action (ROTARACT)
Non-Traditional Student Organization (NTSO)
Violence Intervention and Prevention (VIP)



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