Associated Students of

Washington State University Tri-Cities

Make an impact and get involved. The Associated Students of Washington State University Tri-Cities (ASWSUTC) is the official student association for all registered students attending WSU Tri-Cities. The elected student leaders form the cabinets of leadership, comprised of three divisions: executive cabinet, legislative cabinet (also known as senate) and the judicial cabinet. Together they make up the ASWSUTC and represent student interests, needs and welfare on behalf of the student body. 

Much like a democratic government, the cabinets are overseen by a president, vice president, and a chief of staff. Each year, a new president and vice president are elected by the student population. Within each cabinet are specific non-elected leadership positions that manage different aspects of student culture.

Students that are interested in getting involved can run for president or vice president each spring term. Cabinet member applications are opened up to all undergraduate students once elections close.

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Approves and makes changes to bylaws and funding requests. The Legislative branch is made up of the eight members of the Senate. Each Senator represents a specific student focus, and as a group they meet weekly to discuss all current pending requests that need approval as well as talk about student needs and how to address them.

If a student had an event idea, or a general complaint or thought for making the school better, any of the Senators would be the people to speak with to get the idea some attention.


The Executive branch is made up of the President, Vice-President, Chief of Staff, and the Directors (including Legislative, Finance, Marketing, Diversity, Student Affairs and Academics). This branch makes initial decisions about the direction the government will take, and is responsible for putting on one event per month from all Directors except for Marketing and Finance. The events put on by the executive branch are all educational, and seek to inform students.

If a student had an idea for a fun and educational event, this would be the branch to enact it.


The Judicial branch is in charge of making sure that the Legislative and Executive branches are following the Constitution and By-Laws that have been set before us. They check all actions to confirm that they were put in place by the ASWSUTC Laws. Additionally, if something occurs to need administrative action within ASWSUTC (to an extent), the Judicial branch is in charge of the inquiry and sentencing.

Judicial Member

Judicial Member

Student Entertainment Board

A Sub-group of ASWSUTC, this branch is all about student fun. This branch is where you get things like “Date Night” and Ski-trips. The Director of SEB is in charge of six Programmers (Finance, Org Outreach, Student Outreach, General, Sports, Marketing) and together they put out events that are geared towards affordable student fun.

If a student has ideas for fun events on campus, this would be the branch that would enact said event.

Join Our Team!

Dear Fellow Students,

We are pleased to announce the beginning of the Associated Students of Washington State University Tri-Cities Executive Cabinet and Student Entertainment Board selection process for 2016-2017. ASWSUTC represents the undergraduate and graduate students on our WSU Tri-Cities Campus. This respective board allows students to gain valuable knowledge and experience about internal operations of Washington State University.

We are excited for your application and wish you luck during this important process.

Download and fill out the Executive Staff Application and turn in it along with your resume to Danielle Kleist in West 269E. OR apply through CougSync by clicking HERE to access the ASWSUTC  Executive Staff Application form online.

Check out our events calendar here. 

Student of the Month

Each month, ASWSUTC will recognize an outstanding WSU Tri-Cities student that has been selected among all nominations. The Student of the Month will receive a certificate along with recognition on ASWSUTC and WSU Tri-Cities social media, and the ultimate prize of a reserved parking spot close to campus for a whole month. WSU Tri-Cities students, staff, administrators and faculty members are encouraged to nominate a student who they believe qualifies for the title. Nominations may be submitted at any time by filling out the Student of the Month Form through CougSync.

April: Austin Wingle

Austin-Wingle-1-161x300Austin Wingle was born and raised in the Tri-Cities. Austin is a senior at WSUTC in the Digital Technology and Culture program with a minor in Fine Art. He is currently the Graphic Design Assistant for the Office of Student Life and Campus Recreation. Before he was in his current position he was the Graphic Design Assistant for Advancement and Community Engagement. Before attending WSU Tri-Cities he attended Columbia Basin College where he received his Associate’s degree. While at Columbia Basin College, Austin worked as a math tutor for the school’s Tutor Center. Austin was a Semi-Finalist in the 2015 Adobe Design Achievement Awards for Social Impact Design with his project called “Ten Tasks.” Austin will graduate this upcoming Summer 2016.

March: Justin Gerg

12768221_1053424328012009_9214619093245960480_o-300x223Justin was born and raised in Kennewick. He graduated from Southridge High School in 2001. Shortly after graduation, he joined the United States Coast Guard (USCG). He served 10 years activity duty as a machinery technician. From 2001-2006, he served at USCG Station Seattle where he performed law enforcement, homeland security and search and rescue missions. From 2006-2008, he served on the USCGC Boutwell, a high endurance cutter that performed counter narcotic patrols in the South Pacific Ocean. From 2008-2011, he served with the National Strike Team, an environmental disaster response unit. Justin studies mechanical engineering at WSU Tri-Cities. He plans to graduate in May 2016. He currently lives in Pasco with his wife and 18-month-old daughter.

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