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ASCWU Student Government

Clubs and Organizations Information


There are many ways to find yourself – and others – at Central. Wildcats Belong Here!


The college experience is about getting involved. No other time in our lives are we saturated with so many diverse ideas, perspectives, lifestyles, and goals. Think about it: today you can be a Young Democrat only to become a College Republican tomorrow. You can feed your interest of academic growth one night and learn to swing dance the next. CWU gives you many tools to get involved, see the perspectives of others and, in doing so, figure out your own perspectives. Clubs are a great way for you to branch out into areas previously uncharted, or altogether unexplored.


Join In. (You wouldn’t want to miss out.)
Learn to juggle. Celebrate a new culture. Sing your heart out. With more than 150 student organizations at Central, there are so many ways for students to find their niches, get involve, and meet new friends in the process. Our student groups are responsible for many of the programs and events on campus each year and contribute to lively, engaged campus community.


Take a look at the CLUB LIST today!


Recognize Annually. (New year, same great club…Get recognized by November 1.)
Active clubs from the previous year MUST be recognized annually. Complete the club recognition process by November 1, 2018 to ensure your club is in good standing and can reserve space and use club funds. Provide your updated club information, constitution and paperwork and get recognized for the year at an upcoming Club Senate Meeting.


Start Fresh. (You, Four Friends, One Advisor…A Dream Come True.)
If we don’t have a club you are looking to be involved with then you can start your own club! Recognized clubs have access to reserving space on campus for meetings/events, a club bank account with SURC Accounting and discounts on publicity, technology and more. Create a constitution and complete an online form and you can be recognized as a new club at an upcoming Club Senate Meeting. Start your club today!



ASCWU Clubs and Organizations VP, Ashley Klippert

As the Vice President of Clubs & Organizations, Ashley and her staff members are in charge of managing the recruitment, recognition and day-to-day engagement for over 150 clubs at CWU. The Vice President acts as liaison between administration and CWU clubs & organizations, and leads Club Senate and Funds Council meetings.

Contact Information


Office: 509-963-1682

About Club Senate

Club Senate is composed of a Senator from every club or organization recognized by the ASCWU Student Government. It is chaired by the Vice President for Clubs and Organizations, who is one of the seven members of the Student Government. This person serves as the link between the clubs and organizations of Central Washington University, the University administration, and the Student Government. Each club sends a senator to Club Senate meetings, which are held every other week in fall, winter, and spring quarters. Club Senate meetings serve the following purposes.

First, Club Senate makes funds available to clubs for travel, conference registrations, hotel, advertising, room and equipment rentals, and guest speakers.

Second, Club Senate is a body that takes stands on issues affecting or concerning the students of Central Washington University.

Third, Club Senate is a body which upon taking a stand on a particular issue, works towards a satisfactory resolution of the problem. Club Senate should be utilized by your club to express and to get the support of your club’s concerns and issues.

Fourth, it is an educational opportunity where mini-workshops are held to support clubs efficiency and success.

Finally, it is a forum for you to share your club’s activities and advertise events.

About Funds Council

This is a subsidiary body of Club Senate that is designed to handle and review all funds requests made by clubs and organizations. The Treasurer for Club Senate chairs this body. All funds requests must go through Funds Council for review. If your club is non-religious/non-politically affiliated and is requesting less than $200, the Funds Council can automatically approve your request if it meets all guidelines. Larger amounts, up to 1,500, must be approved by both Funds Council and the voting Senators of Club Senate.

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