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 Election Application Opens: Sep. 9, 2019
  • Fall General Election Application Due: Sep. 20, 2019
  • Fall General Elections: Sep. 30-Oct. 3, 2019
  • Fall Supplemental Election Application Opens: Nov. 18, 2019
  • Fall Supplemental Election Application Opens: Nov. 22, 2019
  • Fall Supplemental Elections: Dec. 2-6, 2019
  • Spring Supplemental Election Application Opens: Jan. 21, 2020
  • Spring Supplemental Election Application Due: Jan. 24, 2020
  • Spring Supplemental Elections: Feb. 3-6, 2020
  • Spring General Election Application Opens: March 16, 2020
  • Spring General Election Application Closes: March 27, 2020
  • Spring General Elections: April 6-9, 2020

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.