ASWOU Staff: Executive Branch
The ASWOU President is the head of the executive branch. Elected by there peers, the President serves a full academic year and can only serve another year if re-elected in the spring. The primary job of the ASWOU President is to represent the students of Western Oregon University to not only the WOU administration but at a local/state level as well. To better the representation at a state level, the President sits on the Oregon Student Association Board of Directors along with other Oregon university and community college representatives.
On top of advocating for the rights of students, the President is responsible for the inter-workings of ASWOU. They selects the cabinet staff, attends Senate and Judicial board meetings, and appoints hundreds of students to committees across the campus.
For a complete list of the ASWOU President's duties, please refer to the ASWOU Constitution (Article III).ASWOU Vice President - | 503-838-8555 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The ASWOU Vice President is the second individual responsible for the ASWOU organization only after the ASWOU President. The Vice President acts as the office manager and is responsible primarily for the maintenance of the cabinet staff. They is responsible for holding one-on-one's with staff members, coordinating staff trainings, and making sure the office has what it needs. In addition, the Vice President works internally (on the WOU campus) to ensure student's have the best possible education and life at Western.ASWOU Chief of Staff:| email@example.com | 503-838-8555
ASWOU Director of Student Services | firstname.lastname@example.org | 503.838.8553
The Director of Student Services is the person charges with creating access to and awareness of the services offered specifically by ASWOU but the University as well. Besides creating pamphlets and other educational materials this position will advocate for appropriate services and oversee and support the Gender and Sexual Diversity Advocate, Community Support Advocate, and the Sustainability Advocate in all projects, events, programs etc. This includes but is not limited to the operations of the Stonewall Center, the Book Exchange, and the Food Pantry.Community Support Advocate - | 503-838-8553 | email@example.com
The ASWOU Community Support Advocate will oversee the ASWOU Food Pantry and all other programs carried out to support the community both on Western's Campus and in the surrounding area. They will be responsible for not only all advertising and staffing of the Food Pantry but also for institutionalizing its existence. They will be expected to maintain relationships with all donators, campus administrators, volunteers, etc.ASWOU Sustainability Advocate| 503-838-8553 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The ASWOU Sustainability Advocate develops programs addressing sustainability and conscientious consumerism on campus. They negotiate with administration on new sustainable practices and purchases, plan educational events, and advocate for awareness and education of the issues that affect not only our campus but our society as a whole. This position is responsible for a sustainability week program and the initiation of a Bike Co-op on our campus.
The ASWOU Director of Business and Finance makes financial recommendations regarding the ASWOU budget to the Student Body President, acts upon requests for monies from organizations and individuals, and presents the final budget to the Incidental Fee Committee. They will also ensure all State and University policies are being followed as well as advocate for proper access and use of student fees.Gender & Sexual Diversity Advocate | email@example.com | 503.838.8553
The ASWOU Gender and Sexual Diversity Advocate is responsible for promoting diversity on campus and acts as a liaison between ASWOU and groups on campus with a focus on gender and sexual diversity. This position is responsible for advocating on behalf of Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transsexual Queer (GLBTQ) students and its allies by increasing the awareness on the issues and benefits surrounding that community. The Gender and Sexual Diversity Advocate is also responsible for the operation of the Stonewall Center; an LGBTQ resource center.Director of Public Relations: | firstname.lastname@example.org | 503.838.8553
The ASWOU Director of Public Relations is in charge of connecting students to the ASWOU Student Government. Whether it be through the TVs, TP times, social media, campus postings, or putting on a public presence event the Director of PR is to ensure its success.
Campus Relations Advocate: email@example.com 503.838.8553
The Campus Relations Advocate is responsible for building a working relationship with the student body. They should actively be seeking to engage students in ASWOU events and happenings through among other things the ASWOU Volunteer Program as well as the Intern Program. They will assist with the ASWOU monthly Service Project in partnership with the Community Creation and Reinvestment Act Advocate. This position alongside the Director of Public Relations will be in charge of a yearlong campaign to create more awareness of ASWOU.
ASWOU Social Media Advocate| 503-838-8553 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Social Media Advocate is responsible for all communication over social media to students in order to create connect with student body. IE social networking sites, radio shows, newspapers, blogs, videos, etc. They should actively try engage students in ASWOU events and happenings over social media channels. This position alongside the Director of Public Relations and the Campus Relations Advocate will be in charge of a yearlong campaign to create more awareness of ASWOU.Director of State & Federal Affairs | email@example.com | 503.838.8553
The ASWOU Director of State and Federal Affairs works with the Oregon Student Association (OSA), a coalition of the State's public colleges and Universities. In working with the OSA, the ASWOU Director of State and Federal Affairs will work on campus, state, and national campaigns including campaigns on voter registration, fighting for lower tuition, and increased financial aid. Through the OSA, the ASWOU Director of State and Federal Affairs also has the opportunity to work with the United States Student Association (USSA).
ASWOU OSA Campus Advocate | 503-838-8553 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The ASWOU OSA Campus Advocate works with the Director of State and Federal Affairs and the Oregon Student Association (OSA); a coalition of the State’s public Universities and Community Colleges. The OSA Campus Advocate will oversee the connection of OSA initiatives to the campus community and specifically the Vote Team and any Vote drives put on during the academic year.Student Organizations Director - | email@example.com | 503.838.8553
The student organizations director acts as a liaison between ASWOU and the chartered Student Organizations on campus. This position is designed to enhance the success of student organizations. The organizations director is responsible for not only maintaining contact with organizations/clubs but ensuring that organizations recharter once a year (to obtain student services free of charge), plan the Student Organizations fair held each term, and plan the inter-Student Organization Council meeting held at the discretion of the director or executive staff.
The ASWOU CCRA Advocate oversees the Community Creation and Reinvestment Act program. This program seeks to "...facilitate a greater sense of community, by allowing for a renewed focus on educating students...". This will be done by keeping materials updated and clubs informed of the current policies as well as sitting on the CCRA committee. This position will also put on a monthly service project for ASWOU and its clubs and organizations to participate in and facilitate the release of CCRA funds (10% of the funded clubs budget).ASWOU Director of Equal Rights Organizing - | 503-838-8553 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The ASWOU Director of Equal Rights Organizing is responsible for advocating for conversations about and action against the unequal treatment of students at Western Oregon University and specifically the LGBTQ population and its allies. They will serve as a liaison between ASWOU and The Oregon Student Association (OSA) by sitting on the Oregon Students Equal Rights Alliance board (OSERA). This position is responsible increasing awareness and for the education of students on the issues and benefits surrounding gender and sexual diversity. This position should work closely with the Director of Student Services and more specifically the Gender and Sexual Diversity Advocate.ASWOU OSERA Campus Advocate -| 503-838-8553 | email@example.com
The ASWOU OSERA Campus Advocate, who will work alongside the Director of Equal Rights Organizing, is responsible for advocating for conversations about and action against the unequal treatment of students at Western Oregon University and specifically the LGBTQ population and its allies. They will serve as a connection between the ASWOU Student Government and the students at large to regarding the OSERA initiatives being pursued. This position is responsible for increasing awareness as well as the education of students on the issues and benefits surrounding gender and sexual diversity.
ASWOU Secretary: firstname.lastname@example.org 503.838.8553
The ASWOU Secretary takes minutes at all ASWOU Meetings including ASWOU Executive Cabinet Meeting, ASWOU Senate Meeting and ASWOU Judicial Board Meeting. They are the only position in ASWOU that is a part of all three branches.