For all questions please email us at: UWSG@uwest.edu.

What is the UWSG?

The UWSG is the student government elected by the students of the University of the West.  Our office is located in AD125/127.  The UWSG is made up of Officers, Representatives, and other members who fill special posts.  See their biographies on Who We Are. 

Our job is to:
  1. Represent the student voice to the University administration about things that affect students,
  2. Fairly distribute student association fee funds to student clubs to use for fun activities, and
  3. Organize activities and events for students to participate in each semester.

Come to the open Assembly meetings to share your voice!  The UWSG meets every week on Monday from noon to 1:00 p.m. in room AD208.  All students are welcome to attend.  Agendas (what we're going to talk about) will be posted here at least 24 hours before the meeting.  Minutes (what we did talk about) will be posted within 72 hours after the meeting.  

Who is the UWSG?

Every student is a member of the student association, but some students have specific jobs.  They are elected by the student body (you!) or appointed if no one runs for election.  They are the UWSA Officers and Representatives.  You can learn more about each member personally by going to the Who We Are page.


  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Public Relations Officer 
  • Activities Officer
  • Student Issues Officer 
  • Religious Studies

  • Business

  • Psychology

  • English/ESL

  • General Studies

  • Buddhist Chaplaincy

  • Resident Students

  • Monastic Students

Other Members
  • Peer Mentoring Program Coordinator: Stephanie Lynn
  • Alumni Association Liaison: Stephanie Lynn
  • Administrative Adviser: Vanessa Karam, Student Advisor to the President, International Student Services Coordinator, Accreditation Liaison Officer, and Dean of Student Affairs. (She wears many hats)
  • Staff Adviser: Juan Tinoco, Residential Hall Coordinator
  • Staff Adviser: April Afoa, Wellness Center
  • Staff Adviser: Eddie Escalante, Student Life Coordinator

How Do We Work?

In order to get work done quickly, the UWSG has several committees.  Committees are groups of students who work on projects outside of the regular Assembly meetings - kind of like doing homework!  In addition to coming to the Assembly, any student can help with a committee, even if you're not an elected member.

UWSA Calendar

To submit items for the calendar, email uwsavp@gmail.com or uwsasecretary@gmail.com.

Current News

  • Basketball Tournament CHAMPIONSHIP GAME ! MARCH 22, 2013   Mexico vs. Leage of Legands. Student Government through Various Clubs were happy to provide food, drinks and entertainment for the audiences.Zumba Club had made an excellent performance for everyone. Congratulations, Leage of Legands! Also, it was the Day for Fund Raising for one of our students. Thank You all for participating!!!
    Posted Mar 22, 2013, 8:41 PM by Celia Chai
  • ASGA Membership Uwest is officially a member of ASGA organization. American Student Government Association (ASGA) is an organization which connects a large amount of student governments of American Universities. There are many benefits of being a part of this organization, such as advice from ASGA’s experts, members- student governments may share useful information with each other, attendance on workshops and trainings.  Everyone who has a position on student government will get their own id and passwords, to get access to ASGA’s website. 
    Posted Mar 22, 2013, 7:33 PM by Celia Chai
  • New Representative Benjamin Baron is our new Buddhist Chaplaincy Representative. Ben was appointed by the Assembly and sworn in by Co-President Nathan Michon. (pictured). You are welcome, Ben!
    Posted Mar 22, 2013, 7:23 PM by Celia Chai
  • New Representative Mandy Shi joined Student Government as Resident Life Representative and was appointed by the Assembly and sworn in by Co-President Christopher Yamas (pictured). Welcome, Mandy!
    Posted Mar 22, 2013, 7:24 PM by Celia Chai
  • New Representative Hong Yen Tran volunteered to serve as Monastic Representative and was appointed by the Assembly and sworn in by Co-President Christopher Yamas (pictured). You are welcome, Ven Huong!
    Posted Mar 22, 2013, 7:24 PM by Celia Chai
  • First Spring Assembly, Appointments, & Other News The student government held the first spring Assembly meeting on Tuesday of this week.  Eighteen students, including several new students, and the Dean of Student Affairs attended the hour-long meeting.  The permanent Assembly meeting time for Spring 2013 will be Mondays at Noon in AD208 in the future.  All students are welcome to attend and participate in Assembly meetings.  Ekaterina "Kate" Panchenko, an International Business MBA student from Russia, volunteered to serve as Secretary and was appointed by the Assembly and sworn in by President Akasa Skye (pictured).  Welcome, Kate, and thanks for your service to the students of UWest.  Sterling Davenport, MDiv Buddhist Chaplaincy student, agreed to once again serve as chair of the Election Commission.  Sterling served ...
    Posted Jan 24, 2013, 3:31 PM by Monica Sanford
  • Club Applications Due Friday, 2/1/2013 Want to form a club? Get funding from the student government! Club applications and budget requests are due Friday, 2/1/2013. They are available at www.uwsa.net/forms OR in AD125. Return your forms to AD125 or email to uwsavp@gmail.com. Recruit new members to join your club at Clubs Day! Clubs Day will be held on Tues, 2/5/2013, from 11:30-1:30 in the Cafeteria. You can rent a table for $6 or a half-table for $3 and set out information, answer questions, and tell people about your club. Email uwsavp@gmail.com to reserve a table at Clubs Day. Advertise your club! Your club events will be included on the UWSA ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2013, 1:28 PM by Monica Sanford
  • U-Days! Jan. 17-19 - New Student Orientation UWest welcome student back to campus January 17-19, 2013.  See the Student Life U-Days website for more information.  New student are required to attend orientation on Thursday, January 17th, and Friday, January 18th.  This time includes your placement testing and meeting your academic advisor to talk about your class schedule.  There will also be presentations and fun activities to familiarize you with UWest services.  Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided each day.  On Friday, the student government will be making a presentation at 11:15 with fun games and prizes, and joining students for lunch.  This is a good oportunity to get to know your student government and how they can help you be successful at UWest.  Friday ...
    Posted Jan 8, 2013, 3:33 PM by Monica Sanford
  • Spring 2013 Registration Open Now! UWest students may register via the student portal or in person. Registration Opens:               Monday, November 5, 2012  Registration Closes:               Friday, December 1, 2012  Payment Due:                        At the time of registration if possible, but no later than 4:30 pm Tuesday, January 22, 2013.  Add/Drop Period:                  Closes Friday, February 1, 2013                                 SEE THE WEBSITE  FOR INSTRUCTIONS Top Ten Reasons To Register On Time             10.       Get your classes before they are full.            9.         Maximize options before under-enrolled classes are cancelled.            8.         Don’t pay a late fee.            7.         Relax and enjoy time with your family and friends over the break, knowing you have your                        schedule ready to go.            6.         Have lots of time to set up work and childcare schedules ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2012, 10:01 AM by Monica Sanford
  • Summer 2013 Institute on Business and Government Affairs in Washington, DC Accepting Applications Now INSTITUTE ON BUSINESS & GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS inWashington, DC - Summer 2013,www.DCinternships.org/IBGA*Guaranteed Internships - Courses for Credit - Housing in DC*Early Deadline: December 5, 2012*Scholarship Funding AvailableSpend a summer in Washington, DC making an investment in your future that will help set you apart after college. The comprehensive program sponsored by The Fund for American Studies includes a guaranteed government affairs internship placement, courses for transferable credit, and furnished housing in downtown Washington.EXPERIENCEWe’ve been creating academic internship experiences for over 40 years and guarantee all participants an internship placement. Your options are endless – we work with trade associations, private lobbying firms and corporations that represent hundreds of industries.CONNECTIONSWho you know does ...
    Posted Nov 9, 2012, 9:58 AM by Monica Sanford
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