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2021 ASUW General Election Results

Hunter Swilling and Colter Anderson were elected to serve as the President and Vice President of the 109th Administration. 30 of the 32 Senate seats were filled, and two ballot initiatives to amend the ASUW Constitution were passed as well.

The ASUW Elections Committee thanks all who participated and voted in the 2021 ASUW General Election.

Detailed results can be found here for all elected positions and referendums.

NOTICE

The ASUW Student Government will be conducting all of its regular business via email, Zoom, and other remote/virtual options it sees fit; this will include regular meetings of the ASUW Senate, its committees, and any other necessary business of the three branches of ASUW. 

*This website is currently under construction. If you need assistance locating a specific resource or have questions regarding specific information please email us at asuwgov@uwyo.edu.*

Associated Students of the University of Wyoming

MISSION STATEMENT

The purpose of the Student Government of the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming is to serve our fellow students in the best manner possible through accurate representation, professional interaction with campus programs and organizations, and responsible, effective leadership.

ASUW STUDENT SENATE MEETINGS

For the 2020-2021 academic year, the ASUW Senate meets Tuesdays at 7:00 PM via Zoom. For more information regarding Senators, Legislation, Minutes, and Agendas, visit the Senate Page.

SENATE AGENDA AND MINUTES

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Donate to the ASUW Fund to Support DACA and International Students 

In the fall of 2020, the Wyoming Legislature in partnership with the University of Wyoming awarded federal CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) grants to students who met certain qualifications. Some populations of students, particularly students who are not U.S. citizens, were ineligible to receive the grants, thus sparking a larger conversation within the Associated Students of the University of Wyoming (ASUW) student Government about inequities and disparities of financial aid for our peers. 

In addition to being excluded from these grants, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients and international students are not eligible for other federal financial aid or scholarships. With ongoing budget cuts at UW, scholarships for students who are not U.S. citizens are dwindling. 

To find out more about DACA and international students at UW, click the link below. Consider donating to this fund in order to support your peers! 

United We Dream: Support DACA and International Students (Click here to donate)

ASUW Student Government Response to This Week's Racist Attack and Commitment to Meaningful Action

2/19/2021 5:26 PM

Students,

          The Associated Students at the University of Wyoming are outraged at the racist attack that occurred at a Black History Month Event on Monday. It is ASUW’s first and foremost priority to unequivocally and wholeheartedly support students and represent them to the best of our ability. The University of Wyoming’s leadership must understand that students of color do not feel safe or welcome on this campus, and the depictions of racial and sexual violence from the attack on Monday further puts students of color at risk. Students of color do not feel adequately supported by the University of Wyoming in general or after horrific incidents such as the one that occurred on Monday.
          ASUW shall always stand in solidarity with students that have systemically been underrepresented and will continue to work at restructuring our student government to better amplify the voices of BIPOC students. As ASUW continues to work internally to make systemic improvements, we also hope that UW administration will seek to work in congruence with the needs and desires of the student body. In order for the University of Wyoming to be the institution it is meant to be for Wyoming, there must be clearly established goals that ensures every single student who comes to this institution has an overwhelmingly positive experience, and that starts with UW’s administration actively listening to, working with, and working for students - especially the most historically underrepresented students on campus.
          We understand that ASUW statements must be followed with tangible and effective actions that engage in social justice work on campus, and we must also be held accountable for the role our body has played in perpetuating the systemic issues that plague our student body. We commit ourselves to finding tangible ways we can support students of color and advancing long-lasting structural change at the University of Wyoming. Creating a more welcoming and safe campus for all students does not happen overnight, but that does not excuse complacency today. We encourage students to reach out to us to express their concerns and to help us create the change this campus needs so desperately. ASUW is working for you, and with you.

In solidarity,

Riley Talamantes, ASUW President
Courtney Titus, ASUW Vice President

The ASUW Executive Branch

The ASUW Student Senate Officers and Steering Committee

Maeve Knepper and Kathryn Tay, United Multicultural Council Co-Chairs

 

ASUW Townhall on Diversity and Inclusion with President Seidel

Following discussions in Feburary, ASUW hosted its own townhall discussion with President Seidel. This townhall was meant to spotlight the student perspective of diversity, equity, and inclusion. The video can be found below:

President Seidel's Virtual Town Hall Regarding The Racist Attacks on Zoom

Following the racist Zoom attack on Dr. Dixon's Black History Month event sponsored by the Black Studies Center, President Seidel hosted a virtual town hall with Dr. Fredrick Douglass Dixon, Dr. Jacquelyn Bridgeman, UW’s Kepler Professor of Law and director of the School of Culture, Gender and Social Justice, and Timberly Vogel, the Black Studies Center director of community engagement. The town hall can be viewed below, and President Seidel has committed to hosting future town halls followed by substantial action. 

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