The Washington Student Association (WSA) is the only student-led organization in Washington that represents, serves and protects the collective interests of students in attending public post-secondary education. The WSA is the leader in pursuing affordable, accessible, and quality higher education for students in the State of Washington. The WSA aspires to achieve continued victories in the representation and protection of collective student interests through expanded participation, diversity of ideas, unity of voice, and a strong dedication to our mission. The WSA involves students in higher education issues, influence decision-making, and participate in implementation of higher education policy.
The WSA is primarily lead by the Board of Directors, which meets monthly. The Executive Board and WSA staff also attend these meetings. In addition to the student body presidents, the directors of Legislative Affairs and WSA Chapter Chairs are also in attendance.
The WSA is also led by a General Assembly. At the twice yearly General Assembly meeting every campus has three representatives and one additional vote for every 2,500 full time enrolled students on that campus. The General Assembly meets once in November and once in May. General Assembly is where Bylaws are changed, the Executive Board is elected, the budget is set for the following year, and the legislative agenda is created.