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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

Now Hiring


We are hiring Student Outreach Representatives for the 2021-2022 school year. The Student Outreach Committee will be composed of 7 members. This year there will be one person elected from each class year as well as one additional person elected from the class who has the most candidates running. If there is a tie between classes for the most candidates running the extra spot will be determined by whichever second place candidate has the most votes. To view the Election timeline and Procedures click here!

Click here to submit your application. Applications close Thursday, April 29th at 11:59pm!

Campus Committees

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

Budget Advisory Committee

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.

Council on Student Affairs

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.

Sustainability Advisory Committee

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.