ASUW | Associated Students of the University of Washington
The Associated Students of the University of Washington is a non-profit organization that serves as the student government at the University of Washington.
The structure of the ASUW is a complex composition of 25 units, including entities, enterprises, commissions, programs, and committees. Operating with a budget of approximately one million dollars, 72 employees and over 500 volunteers work to serve students and improve student life. Follow us on Twitter: @ASUWSeattle
Mission: The Associated Students of the University of Washington is the democratic voice of students that engages the campus community through programming, services and advocacy. ASUW strives to enrich student life and develop future leaders.
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HELLOOOOOO HUSKIESSSS Come FALLunteer with us! 🗣🗣🗣 ASUW is currently offering TONS of awesome REMOTE volunteer opportunities for students of all years and disciplines! In our student government you can build your skills, make lasting connections, and advocate for the representation of student needs! Swipe thru to see a preview, then head over to volunteer.asuw.org to apply. Applications close Oct 25th!
ASUW stands in solidarity with the Black Student Union of UW Seattle and all Black students, faculty, and staff.
Activism and integrity are essential to making change, and we commend BSU’s hard work and perseverance.
Our UW community must reckon with its history as a racist institution. Now is the time to begin that process.
The ASUW Board of Directors insists that UW administration acknowledge and implement the necessary steps to successfully apply the seven demands identified by the Black Student Union.
1. Break all ties with SPD
2. Disarm & divest from UWPD
3. Allocate funds to Black RSOs and the American Ethnic Studies Department
4. Hire more Black faculty
5. Increase DIV credit requirements
6. Remove statues of racist figures
7. Fund and expand mental health resources for UW students
Hi Huskies! We're eager to serve you this Fall, and looking forward to supporting you in any way we can. In the meantime, we're still hiring! If you're looking to join an awesome community of changemakers and get paid to do important work, ASUW is the solution. Check out our Handshake (https://uw.joinhandshake.com/employers/349153) to read about the three available positions: the Office of Government Relations Outreach Coordinator, the Middle Eastern Student Commission Director, and the American Indian Student Commission Director. Applications are due next Friday, August 7th!
ASUW presents "Black Mental Health Matters: A Conversation with Charisse Williams, PhD." The first portion will be about sharing resources and talking about mental health, followed by a Q&A.
From Williams' UW counseling page, "I help people make meaning out of their suffering, which is often caused by external forces like oppression and trauma. I view each person as a holistic, cultural human being that has unique and common experiences that have shaped worldview and values."
Special thanks to ASUW leadership including the Black Student Commission, Rainy Dawg Radio, and UWs Counseling center.
ASUW Womxn's Action Commission
To our black communities that are apart of UW and beyond our campus, we stand with you and your fight for justice. To all who have been looking to support the movement, we have created a document with resources. It includes petitions, protest safety, lawyers for arrested protest, email outlines + phone scripts, and more. It’s not enough to stand in solidarity, we need to take action.
Link to resource document: tinyurl.com/WACBLM/
Black Lives Matter, today and every day. The ASUW supports the Black community on our campus, in Seattle, and across the world. Link for more resources tinyurl.com/ResourcesToBeAnAlly.
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One last day to register for The Monologues launch party which is tomorrow at 5 pm!
One more day to register for our first-ever virtual launch party! Anyone and everyone is welcome to join. Come support our womxn artists!! And check out our Social Media and Design intern, Grace’s super cool countdown on our insta. See you tomorrow!
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Join us for ASUW Open House for our office hours! It’s open to all students and even prospective UW students to learn more about what we do! Zoom link in our insta bio (@asuwseattle).
The Associated Students of the University of Washington would like to first and foremost thank everyone for the incredible support and community that has been displayed amidst the effects of COVID-19. The amount of Husky Pride we have seen in our community with so many of you stepping up to assist each other has showcased the strength of our students. We as the ASUW collectively have a deep and profound passion for serving the UW community and feel an obligation to do everything within our power to respond to this global pandemic.
We have made the decision to direct the remainder of our funds in the amount of $100,000 towards the ASUW Husky Pride Fund. We fully understand that the impacts of the stay at home order, social distancing, and the emotional stress and anxiety of this situation have put many students at risk of losing stable housing and access to food, and we hope that our donation alongside fundraising may relieve some of the stress individuals are facing. The Husky Pride Fund is just one example of the ways in which students have organized to make a larger change. The fund originally began with the idea to sell and design a “Husky Pride Tee” for a cause, selling it at countless events around campus and collecting change in the Hub Den. While you can still purchase the T-shirt from the UW Bookstore, and we hope that those of you who can do, we also recognize that we are now facing new circumstances which have increased the number of students in need on campus and the severity of need.
We are also currently reaching out to countless campus partners, calling on their support because while $100,000 will hopefully relieve the burden of a significant number of students our efforts can’t stop there and we must continue to work to support members of our husky community. Alongside our donation we have partnered with the UW Food Pantry to donate the remainder of our Bean Basket bulk dried food. The Food Pantry has been working non-stop to offer contact-free food assistance. We are extremely proud of our fellow Huskies, and by acknowledging that this is only the beginning we promise that we are dedicating ourselves to finding a way to preserve the pride that propels our community forward. Please reach out with any questions or concerns you have.
Woooo baby today is the day! Get those cover letters and resumes in before the end of the day for the SFC co-manager positions (and Bean Basket cashier!) 🥳 engage and work alongside your fellow students/friends to create change in our campus food system. Spread knowledge and awareness about environmental and food issues! Get unique experience with participating in and co-managing a cooperative. Cook for 300 people in an industrial kitchen! And more! Let us know if you have any questions we are here to help 🍠🥦🍅
Hi Huskies! The ASUW knows that COVID-19 has created a rough time for our community, but we are here to support you. That's why this week, Husky Pride Week, we're taking the time to highlight amazing resources to cope with all aspects of the current situation as well as ways to give to people in need. We're proud to see the strength of our school community in this difficult time. Go Dawgs!
Hey Huskies! Our first round of jobs close tonight at 11:59 pm! Apply now for a chance to be a a paid leader in our student organization! Apply in Handshake now under ASUW.
Tomorrow join Rainy Dawg Radio for a virtual concert!
RAINY DAWG RADIO (VIRTUALLY) PRESENTS: Episode One ! We are going live with Fever Boys, Annie Hart, and Lily Konigsberg ! Tune in this Friday on Instagram @ 5pm PST for the first episode of our livestream concert series!
ASUW introduces #RemoteRemedies! Through this campaign, we will be sharing a remedy once a week that is helping us get through this pandemic! We will be sharing our favorite songs, or movie that made us laugh, restaurant from the community to support by getting takeout, or ways to practice mental health, and more! This week, we asked the Board of Directors to share with us their top three favorite songs each and we put them in a playlist for you to enjoy! Go to https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0DBqjNSgoyvThM2XeaewaN?si=tYWfjJd0Q-C61SY3-pyz6w to listen! #RemoteRemedies
The ASUW Board of Directors share their favorite songs to get through Quarantine!
ASUW Student Food Cooperative
REMINDER: Applications for the Bean Basket Manager closes this Sunday April 12th!
ASUW Student Food Cooperative
JOB OPENINGS! Over the course of this month various ASUW entities will be accepting applications for 2020-2021 school year positions. As many of you know the Bean Basket will no longer be affiliated with the Student Food Cooperative starting next year. Given these changes we are now looking to fill 2 co-op manager positions as well as 1 new Bean Basket manger and 1 cashier. A total of 4 food related positions in ASUW!! We wanted to remind all of those interested in these positions that SFC management and Bean Basket cashier applications close on April 26th, 2020 at 11:55 pm and Bean Basket management applications close on April 12th, 2020 at 11:55 pm. I'm linking each application from Handshake below. Best of luck to everyone this quarter!
If you have any questions about our experience as mangers this year, what our jobs entail or the hiring process message our inbox and we can chat.
The Daily has also been doing an amazing job of updating students on campus regarding online classes, resources, and more. Check out their site for more info. http://www.dailyuw.com/
UW has an Emergency Fund that supports currently enrolled UW students who experience unexpected financial changes and hardships that disrupt their education and ability to cover housing and living needs. Learn more at https://www.washington.edu/emergencyaid/.
Above all, please make sure you are taking care of yourself and checking in with your friends and family as we are facing a lot of unknowns and need to rally as a community to support each other.
Hi everyone! Just a reminder that the co-op will NOT be meeting this week or during finals week! We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this time and we look forward to seeing you all next quarter!
UW Food Pantry
The UW Food Pantry will remain open as classes move online! Come visit during our regular hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9-1 PM and 4-6 PM.
We have been getting a lot of people asking how they can help, which reflects the awesome community spirit we have here at the UW. Here are a few ways:
1. Donate to our fund. We are aiming to limit points of contact between us and those wanting to help. We are experiencing a delay in our usual supply chain and during the next two weeks will be relying more on individual donations as we await a restock. Donating money allows us to purchase food through different avenues than we usually do and is just as valuable as you donating the food, it just limits the physical contact. https://www.washington.edu/giving/make-a-gift/?source_typ=3&source=HNGRFD
2. That being said, we are welcoming donations! Our items of need list can be found here and they can be donated during our opening hours.
3. Spread the word! There may be more people in need of our service than ever. We want people to know we are here for them. All you need to shop here is a Husky ID card. Please share, post, text, yell it out your window that we are open for shoppers and donations so we can continue to provide our service.
It's not too late to file for candidacy for the 2020 ASUW Elections! Go to vote.asuw.org for more information and file by Friday, March 6th!
HELLO HIPPIE HUSKIES! 🌸🌈🌼
Are you looking to make a difference on campus?
Are you hoping to have your voice heard in our democracy?
Are you searching for a meaningful community of motivated friends?
Consider filing to be a candidate in the 2020 Associated Students of the University of Washington student body elections! Each year, eager students campaign on powerful platforms and seek to earn the votes of their peers in order to win one of eight elected positions on the ASUW Board of Directors. Do you think it could be you?
Go to vote.asuw.org to learn more and remember to VOTE ON 4/20!
The Functional RSO Networking event is just a week away!
When: Wednesday, 2/26/2020. 5:30 - 7:30PM.
Where: HUB 250
What: An opportunity to network with other RSO Leaders, learn more about the ASUW & the resources we have available to you all, and come up with a collaborative programming plan for the chance to win $1k in ASUW funding*. Dinner will be provided.
Who: All RSO leaders welcome (Presidents, Chairs, VPs, Treasurers, etc.)!
(*All ASUW funding is State money, therefore subject to WA state law & ASUW policy. We will go into detail about this at the event, as well.)
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ASUW Office of the President
TODAY! Come stop by HUB 145 at 2:30 for an opportunity to learn about the Hall Health task force, ask questions, and share your experiences and priorities. Ensuring student voice and priorities are centralized to this conversation is critical. Additionally, fill out our feedback form: tinyurl.com/hhfeedback20. All questions are anonymous and any and all feedback received is incredibly important and helpful.
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The ASUW is comprised of over 25 different commissions, services and programs, 72+ employees and over 500 volunteers across the following entities.
Arts and Entertainment (A&E)
Board of Directors
-- American Indian Student Commission (AISC)
-- Asian Student Commission (ASC)
-- Black Student Commission (BSC)
-- Queer Student Commission (QSC)
-- La Raza Student Commission
-- Pacific Islander Student Commission (PISC)
-- Students with Disabilities Commission (SDC)
-- Women's Action Commission (WAC)
Elections Administration Committee (EAC)
Husky Pride Fund
Off Campus Housing Affairs (OCHA)
Office of Communications (OCOMM)
Office of Government Relations (OGR)
Office of Volunteer Opportunities (OVO)
Rainy Dawg Radio
Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activists (SARVA)
Student Health Consortium (SHC)
UW Leaders (UWL)
Visit www.asuw.org for information on how to get involved in any of these ASUW programs!
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ASUW EAC Elections forum!
ASUW EAC Board Forum! Listen to candidates discus their platforms and goals for UW students. Questions at this forum will be from current board members and the daily.
This is our last forum of the year! Tune in to learn about this year’s candidates and their platforms. Don’t forget, voting begins tonight at 12am on vote.asuw.org!
Back with the last candidates of the EAC Board Forum, the presidents!
Tune in for the 3rd forum of the ASUW Elections for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors!
Now live at the first ASUW Election Forum of the year! Tonight’s is hosted by the Student Advisory Board. Tune in here to learn more about the 20 candidates running and their plans for the Association.
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What Does ASUW Mean to You?
You asked. We answered. What does the ASUW stand for? To us, it means community, advocacy, support, among others. Check out what our employees have to say. #asuwseattle
Wondering what events are going on with ASUW? Don’t know where to find them?
Problem solved. Check out the new events calendar on our website! All ASUW events, one easy place.
I never thought I would be on UW Daily after I graduated. I’m deeply disappointed. The deeds of the UW have no difference than hit-and-run drivers. Is this my alma mater, at which I spent 6 precious years; to which I donated after graduation, for which I root in games; and of which I’ve been proud?
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Phone: 925 223 7080.
Does the ASUW Experimental College still exist?
I served back in 1981 or 82, as a Board of Control #4, it was one of my great memories of the UW!
Hi everyone, are you someone who has tabled for your RSO in the past year? Are you dissatisfied with the tabling experience here on campus?
If so, then you should take the survey below :) This survey is part of a study on RSO tabling practices that is aimed at helping RSOs achieve their goals.
The results from this this study will hopefully help people have a better experience while tabling for their RSO, so by taking this survey you will be helping out your RSO and yourself.
Thank you 🙂
Are you interested in getting involved in this year's Earth Day festival on campus? Do you like free Chipotle burritos?
If you said yes to both of these questions, then sign up to volunteer at the event on April 20th!
Everyone who volunteers for at least two hours will get a free burrito as a thank you.
Hope to see you there!