Committees and Auxiliaries

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 There are 11 service and programming committees that offer opportunities for students to get involved and make an impact on their community. These committees host weekly to bi-weekly meetings where they plan events, conferences, community outreach and ways to get involved. While committees do not function as a governing body, they are essential to ASWSU for bringing awareness to issues students face, advocating for students and providing a welcoming community to any WSU student.

There are additionally three auxiliaries within ASWSU that provide services to students as well as the WSU community as a whole. Membership in these organizations, however, are different from regular clubs or committees. They do not meet weekly, but rather provide students opportunities for employment or participation.

Meeting times and locations for each Committee can be found here!

  • Asian Pacific American Student Coalition (APASC)

    Asian Pacific American Student Coalition is a student organization, with elected student leaders, that sponsors social, cultural, and academic activities. In addition we provide student peer support and leadership training, and hosts Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and other events throughout the year.

    If you have any questions you can contact the APASC Chair Malvin Harrison

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  • Black Student Union (BSU)

    The Black Student Union is an organization dedicated to Black Excellence, Community Service/Outreach, and Cultural Enrichment and Unity. BSU serves as an advocate as well as financial, administrative, and programmatic support to our umbrella organizations and the community.

    If you have any questions you can contact BSU President Jaade Archer

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  • Environmental Sustainability Alliance (ESA)

    ASWSU ESA is dedicated to providing guidance for the WSU administration, ASWSU, and the greater student body, through specialized insight in all aspects of sustainability and environmental health. By fostering a sense of environmental stewardship within our organization, related RSO’s, and the general student body, we strive to change the student, faculty, and staff’s perception of how we interact with our environment and highlight the subsequent impact of those interactions.

    If you have any questions you can contact the ESA Chair Trevor Alkire

  • Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

    The Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) is an ASWSU committee that fosters support, community, and awareness for gender and sexually diverse persons as well as allies within the WSU community. The GSA is a safe zone specifically created to be supportive of the LGBTQIA+ community. No one will be asked to identify their gender identity nor orientation nor be pressured to do so.

    If you have any questions you can contact the GSA Chair Kimberly McDowell

  • Give

    GIVE is a student run organization focused on empowering students who care about making a difference. We feel that it is important to donate service to our local, national and international community, allowing us to invest in tomorrow today. We focus on innovative ways to raise awareness to certain issues or for people to serve the community. This organization is open to all students at Washington State University and we encourage diversity by identifying common issues and working towards finding solutions. We want all of our members to be passionate about making a difference and working together towards that common goal.

    If you have any questions you can contact the Give Chair Rhea Gonzaga

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  • International Student Council (ISC)

    The ISC is to unite the international student organizations and to serve as a voice for the international student population at WSU. The ISC promotes mutual understanding across cultures, races, and beliefs, fosters communication between people of different nationalities, and improves global awareness on campus and in the Pullman community by hosting International Education Week and diverse intercultural programs.

    If you have any questions you can contact the ISC Chair Ximeng Li

  • Issues and Forums

    ASWSU Issues and Forums is a group committed to providing student-based opportunities for the civil discussion and education of local, national, and human issues. All students interested in our committee will find a welcoming environment in which to share ideas and learn from other Cougs!

     If you have any questions you can contact the Issues and Forums Chair Emma Taylor or you can email the Committee email address.

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  • Ku-Ah-Mah

    Ku-Ah-Mah means cougar in the Nez Perce language and is the Native American Student Organization. Ku-Ah-Mah supports many cultural and social events throughout the school year, including; the Annual Pah-Loots-Pu Celebration Pow Wow, events during Native American Heritage Month, and other events that promote cross-cultural awareness and understanding. This organization aims to bring together a community to help better understand and be engaged with issues that Native Americans face on and off campus.

    If you have any questions you can contact the Ku-Ah-Mah Co-Chairs Chantel Hill and Jacklyn Brendible

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  • Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx De Aztlán (MEChA)

    We the members of Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán (M.E.Ch.A.) at Washington State University take upon the responsibility to encourage the education and empowerment of the Indigenous, Latinx, Chicanx, and all underserved communities. We promote awareness of Indigenous, Latinx, Chicanx, and all underserved communities at Washington State University and in the community at large, while committing to the struggle for the self-determination and empowerment of all underrepresented communities. 

    If you have any questions you can contact the MEChA Co-Chairs Nallely Sanchez and Richard Aquino

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  • Middle Eastern Student's Association (MESA)

    The Middle Eastern Students Association or MESA at Washington State University exists to provide a home away from home for Middle Eastern students through fellowship, programming and educational opportunities.

    If you have any questions you can contact the MESA Chair Zuleykha Aslanova

  • Student Veterans Committee (SVC)

    The purpose of ASWSU – SVC shall be to represent the interests and concerns of the veterans and their dependents that comprise the student body at the WSU Pullman Campus. In addition, the Student Veterans Committee provides a welcoming atmosphere where veterans attending WSU can meet and relate to one another. SVC’s purpose is to help veterans on their way to graduation.

    If you have any questions you can contact the SVC Chair Kyle Norbert

  • Cougar Choice Housing (CCH)

    Cougar Choice Housing provides practical information and resources to help you have a safe, positive off-campus living experience and avoid common and sometimes costly mistakes. You will find downloadable checklists, as well as valuable information, to help you make the right choice for your living experience. Each year CCH puts on the WSU Housing Fair, providing students the opportunity to find the right place in Pullman to call home. To learn more about Cougar Choice Housing, or housing option that are "Cougar Choice Approved," visit 

    You can contact Cougar Choice Housing with any questions related to off-campus living, or stop by our office on the third floor of the CUB, 305A.

  • KZUU

    KZUU is a non-commercial, student-run radio station funded by the ASWSU on the campus of Washington State University. The purpose of KZUU 90.7 FM is to bring an alternative experience to the WSU campus and the Palouse. We aim to provide a platform for lesser-known artists and ideas. Students can hear anything on KZUU, from hip hop to talk to world to indie to country. There’s really no limit to what you can do with your show! Apply to be a DJ at or stop by CUB 301. 
    If you have any questions you can reach out to the station managers Kari Jakobsen and Anawae Lippincott

  • Student Legal Services (SLS)

    ASWSU Student Legal Services (SLS) is a student run office that serves current students and faculty members at Washington State University. We offer 30 minute consultations free of charge. Our attorney, Wynn Mosman, provides legal advice and counseling ranging from questions on how to start a business to DUI charges. His services exclude immigration. Because we are funded through the university, we are unfortunately not capable of taking cases that go against another student, a faculty member, or the university itself. However, we do our best to refer students to the appropriate department and services. Additionally, we offer internship opportunities for students each semester, including the summer. We are located in CUB 305 and more information can be found at our website

    If you have any questions you can contact Director Isaac Casteneda or the Associate Director Brissa Perez. During the summer you can email Summer Director Emery Andres