Leadership Opportunities

Student Senate is an excellent way of getting involved at WSU and showcasing your leadership skills and abilities.

In addition to three executive positions (President, Vice President and Treasurer), there are 28 senator positions representing each college, class, and the general student population at-large as well as Associate Senator positions.

How to become a Student Senator

To qualify:

  • Have a 2.0 cumulative GPA at the time of election
  • Not be on disciplinary probation with WSU
  • Be able to complete the duties outlined in the WSUSS Constitution (PDF)

To apply:

To win:

  • Adhere to the WSUSS Campaign Rules outlined in the WSUSS Constitution (PDF)
  • Earn the most votes for the seat you are running for

Election Dates

  • Fall General Elections Application Opens: Sep. 7, 2020
  • Fall General Elections Application Due: Sep. 20, 2020
  • Fall General Elections: Sep. 28 - Oct. 1, 2020
  • Fall Supplemental Elections Application Opens: Nov. 16, 2020
  • Fall Supplemental Elections Application Due: Nov. 20, 2020
  • Fall Supplemental Elections: Nov. 30 - Dec. 3, 2020
  • Spring Supplemental Elections Application Opens: Jan. 18, 2021
  • Spring Supplemental Elections Application Due: Jan. 22, 2021
  • Spring Supplemental Elections: Feb. 1 - Feb. 4, 2021
  • Spring General Elections Application Opens: Mar. 15, 2021
  • Spring General Elections Application Due: Mar. 28, 2021
  • Spring General Elections: Apr. 5 - Apr. 8, 2021

Associate Senators

Associate Senators serve as voting members on Student Senate committees.

While Associate Senators do not get a vote in Student Senate meetings, their votes do count when drafting committee recommendations for the Senate body as whole when they come to a vote. All Associate Senators must meet the qualification requirements outlined above.

To become an Associate Senator, simply attend two consecutive committee meetings after which Student Senate will approve your name as a voting member on that standing committee.