The Student Senate is the elected government of the ASWC (Associated Students of Whittier College) that consists of an Executive Cabinet, nine representatives, and six governing body chairs all who serve one-year calendar terms.
There are also six standing committees, headed by a member of the Executive Cabinet, that help to conduct the regular business of ASWC. Any member of the ASWC can serve on a committee.
The ASWC Senate, as the governing body of the Associated Students of Whittier College, is dedicated to the betterment of the College as an institution and as a member of the broader community. The Senate shall assist on-campus clubs and organizations in creating, promoting and implementing dynamic programs and events that involve students and add value to their educational experience. This body will act as an open forum for students to voice their opinions and desires, always keeping the best interests of the ASWC in mind. In all of its actions, the Senate will serve the students first with integrity, dedication, responsibility and humility.
The Senate meets every Monday night at 7:00 p.m. in A.J. Villalobos Hall. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend. There is a Public Voice section at every meeting for students to share thoughts or concerns. View meeting agendas and minutes with in the file section of the ASWC Engage portal.
Elections / Getting Involved
ASWC Elections are held every April for the Executive Cabinet and Representatives. The First-Year Class Council elections are held every September and serve the same term as the other Senators.
Every year, the ASWC Senate asks the student body to nominate faculty and/or staff for three awards: Key to the College Award, Marilyn Veich Award, Richard B. Harvey Award. A fourth award is presented to a business in Uptown Whittier. Award recipients are recognized by the ASWC President at Honors Convocation.
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Whittier College Campus Center
Office of the ASWC Senate
First Floor, Building A Suite 126