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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Involvement

Student Affairs
Vice President, Gary Dukes

The Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs provides general liaison assistance to students. The vice president is responsible for all student-related services including Campus Recreation, Service Learning and Career Development, Student Conduct, Disability Services, Multicultural Student Services, Student Enrichment Program, Student Health and Counseling Services, University Housing, Campus Dining, Werner University Center, Student Engagement, Greek Life, Student Media, Upward Bound, National Student Exchange and the WOLF Ride program.

The Office of Student Affairs fosters students’ academic, personal and professional growth; educates students to respect and appreciate diversity; and prepares students to be responsible and engaged citizens in a global community. The office is located in the Werner University Center. The phone number is 503-838-8221; or email

Student Government

The Associated Students of Western Oregon University (ASWOU) is the official governing body of the students. All WOU students are members of ASWOU by virtue of having paid tuition and fees. Students can have a major role in decision-making at the university through student government. ASWOU has three branches including a policy-making legislative branch called Student Senate, a policy-implementing executive branch and a policy-interpreting judicial branch called the Judicial Board, which also administers elections.

According to its mission statement, student government serves as a voice for students. ASWOU is committed to providing opportunities, activities and services to students; representing students’ interests; and advocating for students’ rights. For more information on how to get involved with student government, contact the ASWOU office at 503-838-8555.