Washington Student Association

Advocating for students since 1982

The WSA seeks to empower and amplify student voices in the legislative process in pursuit of a more affordable, inclusive, accessible, and diverse public higher education system for students across Washington.

With over 140,000 members, our association represents undergraduate and graduate students from every part of the state. 


2022 Fall General Assembly

October 1st - 2nd, 2022
University of Washington Seattle

Join us for the WSA Fall General Assembly! This is an opportunity for students across the state come together and decide on the WSA's Legislative Agenda for the upcoming session next January. Students will make connections with their peers from other colleges, and participate in workshops about student governance, legislative advocacy, policymaking, organizing, and more! 

Community College Legislative Fellowship 

For the 2023 legislative session, the WSA is hiring 3 community college students to participate in the Legislative Liaison program.

Fellows will be given every opportunity to engage in the policy making process that four-year Liaisons are given, and will be included in all WSA Liaison training, policy development, lobbying, and educational activities. The Fellowship is a paid internship program, and students will be provided accommodations to travel to Olympia during session (Winter Quarter only).

Application is open until October 21st! 

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Students of Color Coalition

The SCC brings together BIPOC students from all across the state to create a powerful voice for students. We use our voices to advocate for increased diversity, equity and inclusion within the higher education system. The SCC is free to join and open to all students who self identify as BIPOC and are attending one of our member campuses!

2021 Legislative Victories

Just talking about issues is not enough - we believe in real, tangible results. That’s why our 150,000+ members mobilized around our legislative agenda and passed over 10 bills during the 2021 legislative session aimed at making Washington’s higher education system more inclusive, equitable, and affordable.

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