The Associated Students of Willamette University (ASWU) is a student government organization that serves a constituency of over two-thousand fee-paying students attending Willamette University’s College of Arts & Sciences. With historical documents dating as far back as 1936, ASWU has served to promote the general welfare of the student body through responsibly facilitating the following processes:
- The approval of student clubs.
- The oversight of budgeted allocations to student organizations.
- The supervision of complex student organizations, called External Programs, that play extensive roles in student life.
- The collaboration and communication with campus administrators to promote sentiments of the student body.
- The organization of student forums to gauge student concerns on a variety of topics.
- The adoption of senate projects through which senators focus on specific changes they want to see on campus.
- The administration of ASWU elections and appointments.
In accordance with its constitution, ASWU is divided into three branches of government: the executive, the legislative (commonly referred to as the ASWU Senate), and the judicial. Further details on each of these branches can be found via navigating through their respective pages on this site.