ASWC committees include Oversight, Student Outreach, Communications, Nominations & Appointments, Finance, Sustainability, and Diversity & Inclusion. Members of ASWC consist of committee members and committee chairs. Each committee chair meets weekly as the Executive Council to discuss long-term projects and goals. The President guides committees, committee chairs, and committee members to support each other and collaborate. Together, members and chairs form the ASWC Senate. Scroll below to see open positions.
Each Senator is:
– Expected to attend every Senate
– Expected to attend both information and training days of the Senate Retreat on September 12-13 (Each day will last from mid morning – early afternoon)
-Expected to work anywhere from 2-5 hours a week depending on your committee, chair, and the demands of the semester
-Hired/elected for the full duration of the academic year
-Paid a stipend of $1000/yr ($500 / semester)
-Cannot be pursued in conjunction with another position in any other ASWC committee or the Executive Council
Questions about ASWC as a whole? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Student Outreach Committee collects student input and uses this input to tackle unsolved problems affecting student life. It serves as the main link between the student body and ASWC. Student Outreach is also tasked with coordinating campus-wide Town Halls, discussing the most pressing issues on campus and coordinating Whitman College Virtual Campus. The Committee consists of a chair and one representative from each class. This position will work with the rest of the committee and individually tackling different projects. Click here to indicate interest.
Check out this link for the election timeline, procedures and rules!
These committees play a highly important role in shaping campus life at Whitman and providing student voices in the most sensitive and impactful areas. Please apply with every intention to fully participate and serve as a voice for students in these conversations! If you have any questions about these positions, email email@example.com.
The Budget Advisory Committee serves as an advisory body to the President and Trustees during the formation of the College budget. It conducts student forums and solicits feedback from students to present these recommendations. In addition to faculty and staff representatives, the committee is composed of the ASWC Finance Chair and three students. Click here to apply.
The Council on Student Affairs is a judicial board with faculty members and students that hear infraction cases of college policies (i.e. Title IX infractions, Sexual Misconduct Policy, plagiarism). You will receive extensive training on these policies, such as the Sexual Misconduct Policy, and will be responsible for serving the campus community as a peer adjudicating body. Members attend regular meetings and policy training sessions, although the committee will meet more often when cases are being heard. Training dates in the fall are mandatory and will be relayed upon appointment. Click here to apply.
The Sustainability Advisory Committee is a committee created for the purposes of promoting environmental stewardship among members of the Whitman Community through programs of education and awareness. Members of this committee will work to support and promote initiatives of students, staff, and faculty that serve to enhance the College’s sustainability. Furthermore, members on this committee will work closely with the administration to further the College’s long-term environmental goals. Members will work to uphold Whitman’s environmental principles and advocate for practices aimed at reducing Whitman’s impact on the environment. Click here to apply.