In light of the most recent recommendations from the CDC to limit the size of all social and public gatherings, along with the Governor’s March 23 “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order for the State of Washington, the Viking Union will be closed to the public until further notice. For more details on this temporary closure of the Viking Union, and any other coronavirus related information, please visit WWU’s coronavirus resource site.
Description: The Associated Students fax machine is located in the Publicity Center (PC), VU-411. The PC Coordinator oversees its operation, product distribution, policies, procedures, budgeting, consumables and maintenance. Repair and technical assistance are the responsibility of the VU Technical Services Department.
Description: The Associated Students encourages the use of the World Wide Web and, in particular, web pages to inform members of the Association and its constituents about the activities, services and offices of the AS The purpose of this policy is to clarify the responsibility of the AS Webmaster, and to provide guidance to the Associated Students and its constituents regarding the creation, maintenance and posting of AS web pages.
This policy is under review.
Description: This conference policy governs all programs, organizations and clubs within the Associated Students that come under the jurisdiction of the Activities Council. It also includes employees and volunteers of the Recycle Center and AS Publicity Center. It does not govern AS Board members or the Business Office, Personnel Office, Election Board, Public Information Office and Standing Committee personnel, who are not eligible for Activity Council funding.
Description: Western Washington University recognizes the need for groups and individuals to communicate their activities, services, and ideas to the campus community, as well as the need to provide a visually pleasing and organized setting for the campus community to receive such communication. The Viking Union, in accordance with the above, has provided the following guidelines for use of the Viking Union Digital Signage System (DSS). The Viking Union is responsible for ensuring that scheduling for the system is provided in a fair and appropriate fashion.
Description: This policy is intended to provide for the orderly use of the exterior spaces on the campus of Western Washington University for the organized dissemination of information, production of planned events, and other activities which might have an impact on the normal operation of the University.
Description: The activities listed in these guidelines are subject to the provisions of the Exterior Space Use Policy, Posting Policy, or other scheduling and reservation policies and procedures that might apply depending upon the nature of the request, e.g., Viking Union/Student Activities/ Associated Students Policies and Procedures, WAC 516.
Description: The Associated Students provides various central administrative services and resources to enable recognized programs, administrative offices, and organizations (clubs) to carry on their respective mandated and/or authorized activities. Since all services are funded through state funds (primarily student fees), these resources may only be used for official business related to the group or office purpose. Use for personal, private business, or other non-University purposes, except as noted herein, is a misappropriation of funds and a violation of policy and law.
Description: The Viking Union is charged with the responsibility for providing access to its facilities for students, employees, and the general public. These policies are designed to provide necessary access while preserving the security of the facility, its occupants, and its contents.
Description: The Lakewood Watersports Facility serves as a center for general recreational use by members of the University community. The facilities and equipment may also be reserved according to the policies listed, provided that such scheduled use does not significantly interfere with open recreational use.
Description: The Viking Union/Student Activities area is responsible for providing advisement and management services for the Associated Students' governance, programming, human resource, community, legislative and organizational activities; operation of the Viking Union and related satellite facilities; policy advisement of the Cooperative Bookstore; coordination of retail food services; and the administration of policies governing student and campus activities.
Description: The AS Motorpool provides Associated Students' programs, support services, organizations, and Viking Union staff access to a variety of vehicles for outdoor recreation trips, cargo hauling, and passenger travel to meetings, conferences, and other events.
Description: The Viking Union is the community center of the University and as such, provides a forum for diverse thoughts and multiple activities. Periodical dispensing units are provided in key locations within the complex for a variety of publications which are both internally and externally produced.
The AS Publicity Center will post a fixed number of posters on the reserved boards around the VU for no cost. Refer to this document or the posting guidelines page for details.
Please note: These boards are reserved for Publicity Center posting only. Any materials not posted by Publicity Center staff will be removed from these boards. Drop off the appropriate number of items to be posted with the Information Coordinator in VU535.
Description: Western Washington University recognizes the need for groups and individuals to communicate their activities, services, and ideas to the campus community, as well as the need to provide a visually pleasing and organized setting for the campus community to receive such communication. The Viking Union is charged by WAC 516-23-045 with the responsibility for establishing and enforcing University posting policies.
Description: The Associated Students of Western Washington University are charged, by the Board of Trustees, with the responsibility for providing a framework for the development of a program of student activities in which student initiative and responsibility may find expression. Thus, in order to assure equal access to AS/WWU resources and to insure compliance with relevant laws and regulations, the following policies and procedures govern the recognition of organizations and programs at Western Washington University.
Description: The Associated Students of Western Washington University Program Office Standards exist to ensure effective stewardship of the AS mission and emulate the values, best practices, and responsibilities of student employees within AS Program Offices.
Description: In order to ensure the continuous, safe, and efficient operation of Associated Student functions, these Reserves are established.
Defining AS Reserves is a policy describing each account and its purpose.
Funding from AS Reserves is a policy describing the process and guidelines for Reserve funds that are available to AS Organizations
Distributing AS Reserves is the procedure for yearly distribution.
Description: The purpose of this policy is to regulate the on-campus sale of goods and services to members of the University community while providing a campus market atmosphere. This policy shall not apply to the sale of goods and services by a person pursuant to a written agreement, involving the long-term lease, rental or use of University facilities, or to an activity that is part of a University-sanctioned program (e.g., art sales, crafts fairs, etc.). This policy shall not apply to private sales between individuals, which do not involve a general or public offer of goods or services for sale.
Description: This policy shall cover the design, production, distribution, and sale of tickets for films, concerts, slide shows, lectures, and all other events sponsored by the Associated Students. The intention of this policy is to provide for a system that produces clear, legible, and auditable tickets.
Description: This policy shall be applicable to all Associated Students clubs, programs, and organizations. It shall cover transfers within a budget, transfers from other sources to any Associated Students budget, and transfers from any Associated Students budget.
Description: This policy provides guidelines for all AS funded travel including conferences, workshops, meetings, club competitions, organization work projects, and transportation for visiting artists and speakers which enhance a particular organization's operations or the AS as a whole.
Description: The Underground Coffeehouse is a University Dining Services venue provided by the Viking Union located on the third floor. This space provides the University Community with a relaxed and comfortable environment where students and others may enjoy reading, playing board games, shooting pool or taking in a concert or poetry reading. Operation of the UGCH is provided by University Dining Services under administrative control of the Viking Union.
Description: The Viqueen Lodge is provided by the Associated Students as a leisure activity facility on Sinclair Island, south of Bellingham. Cabin and grounds maintenance are provided by volunteers of the Western Washington University community. The Viqueen Lodge program is currently under development, and we are not accepting reservations for the facility at this time.