Leadership. Service. Cougs.

Associated Students of Washington State University


The Associated Students of Washington State University (ASWSU) is the student government at WSU and serves as a resource and advocate for current and prospective students. Our organization creates opportunities to develop student leaders who are holistic thinkers, culturally competent and professionals for the next generation. We seek to promote student initiatives that enhance an individual’s collegiate experience through leadership, advocacy and cougar pride.




The ASWSU Coug Health Fund is a student-run, student-led initiative to directly support Washington State University students within the realms of mental health and sexual violence prevention. This fund will help implement campus programming, education, training events, and resources for students, faculty, and staff to positively impact the lives of current and future WSU students.

 One main pillar of the Drive to 25 is to increase annual private support to WSU. #GivingTuesday is an opportunity for donors to make an additional gift throughout the fiscal year and increase giving to a fund that promotes student success both inside and outside of the classroom. The ASWSU Coug Health Fund will also impact several areas of the Drive to 25. When you improve mental health, you can see outcomes including (but not limited to): Improved Working and Personal Relationships, Amplified Creativity or Ideation, Increased Contribution to Activities and Academic Work.


Branches of Government

The gavel used by the ASWSU Vice President during Senate meetings.

There are four components of government that make up the spine of ASWSU; the Executive Branch, Legislative Branch, Judicial Board, and Election Board.

Learn About the Executive Branch Learn About the Legislative Branch Learn About the Judicial Board Learn About the Election Board

Committees and Auxiliaries

The front of the Compton Union Building and parts of the east end of the WSU libraries.

There are 11 programming and service committees, as well as three auxiliary committees, under ASWSU. These committees meet weekly/bi-weekly and provide exciting opportunities for involvement within a tight-knit community.

Learn More About Committees and Auxiliaries

How to Get Involved in ASWSU

New and old students congregated on the Rogers West Lawn.

ASWSU has many different avenues for getting involved on campus. While ASWSU is the governing body for WSU-Pullman students, there are other outlets to discovering your passion that aren't primarily focused in government. Click below to find out how to get involved!

Get Involved Here

Your experience at Washington State University is not defined by campus, the city of Pullman, or even your diploma, but by the people you meet and the relationships you make. Getting involved at Washington State University is an incredible way to build relationships and make change that will last a lifetime.

There are countless ways to get involved through clubs, intramural sports, Residence Life, the Greek community, ASWSU, and many more student-run organizations, all focused on giving you the chance to contribute to a community of people with similar interests. Check out the Student Involvement website to learn more!


ASWSU is located on the 3rd floor of the Compton Union Building in 314 and 312

You can contact our office through phone at (509) 335 - 9591