ASUW Senate: Session XXX

Protected Seats

We recognize the importance of mainstreaming marginalized voices and celebrating diversity. Protected seats ensure that an array of communities are represented in discussions about the future of UW.

Senators who hold protected seats are not required to gather constituents and their seats are unconditionally certified every quarter in which Senate is in session. The senators who fill protected seats are considered voting senators and are granted all of the privileges and rights afforded to voting senators.

The following is a list of organizations that currently hold a protected seat:

  • Black Student Union
  • First Nations
  • Filipino American Student Association
  • Micronesian Islands Club
  • Polynesian Student Alliance
  • MECHA Student Organization
  • Student Advisory Board
  • Office of Student Veteran Life
  • Office of Inclusive Design
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Panhellenic Association
  • United Greek Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Residential Community Student Association
  • GPSS
  • A member from each of the ASUW Joint Committee Commissions.

To certify your appointee, email