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 Senate is not limited in the scope of issues it covers, and these issues can originate from the ASBOD, other AS offices, University committees, within the Senate itself, or directly from students. The group has the ability to draft, approve, and release resolutions on any issues brought before it. They also approve any changes to the charge and charter of the AS Election Board. The Student Senate is 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 6:00-7:30 PM. Upcoming meetings for the Student Senate are May 21, 2019 and June 4, 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:


Nicole Ballard

Adah Barenburg

Tatum Buss

Courtney Yoshiyama

College of Business and Economics:

Jona Akelipa

Nick Makrakis

College of Fine and Performing Arts:

Ruth Ewald

Paden Koltiska

College of Humanities and Social Sciences:

Luke LeClair

Laura Meerdink

College of Science and Engineering:

Nina-Tuyen Tran

Kelly Yokuda

Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies:

Dayjha McMillan

Sarah Soulliere

Graduate School:

Phillip Hensyel

Anna Schorr

Huxley College of the Environment:

Riley Embly

Maya Noesen

Woodring College of Education:

Natalie Chan

Nicole Wood

Interim Senate Pro-Tempore:

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!