ESS Student Advisory Council

The Student Advisory Council consults with and advises the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services on issues impacting student life that arise during the course of the academic year. The Advisory Council discusses campus life issues and questions of importance to students, provides perspective and advice to the Vice President, and shares information with other students. The Board will meet once each month during Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters, over the lunch hour, and lunch will be provided. Meetings are hosted by the Vice President, and may include other Enrollment and Student Services staff as needed for discussion and action.

Students gathered in Red Square

Student Advisory Council members will have their picture and information on the Student Advisory Council website during their service on the board. Learning outcomes include experience serving on a volunteer board, greater understanding of campus decision making and administrative processes, improved skill in presenting concerns and issues to a public body, and more developed networking skills. Service on the Advisory Council is an excellent addition to a resume, as well as a valuable form of community service.

Students sharing a meal

Student Advisory Board members are well-informed on issues at the University, and they are expected to share this information with other students before and after meetings to gauge and convey campus-wide student opinion.

Up to 14 students, chosen from among all students--first year to graduate students, from all majors and from all WWU locations--will sit on the ESS Student Advisory Council. Appointments are for one year. To apply, please send an email to with your name and contact information, major and year, and a brief paragraph describing your interest in serving on the Council. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on October 15, 2021.