Student College Councils

The Associated Student of the University of Washington (ASUW) & the Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS) encourage the formation of college-level student councils to advise the deans of colleges on issues of planning and budgeting as well as provide input on course and program fees. The purpose of this page is to provide students and student leaders with the resources they need to successfully establish and maintain such student college councils as well as how to ensure issues important to students in your college are appropriately heard and considered at all levels of the university.

Current College Councils

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Resources for College Councils

College Budget Narratives - These documents are submitted to the Provost by the Deans of each School and College at UW. A budget narrative outlines the Dean's strategic vision for the next few years and highlights where they think scares resources should be invested. It is critical to ensure your Dean's budget narrative reflects student priorities and student values.

Proposed 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 Tuition Rates - These proposed tuition rates are submitted to the Provost for her consideration by the Deans of each School or College. Here you can find out if your Dean has proposed increasing your tuition for the next academic year, and if so, by how much.

A Guide to College Councils - This is a document drafted collaboratively between ASUW and GPSS leadership to help provide students interested in establishing a college council with some important background information such examples of representative council structures, how college councils fit into the large university decision making structure, and the kinds of support your college council can get from the Provost Advisory Committe for Students, ASUW, and GPSS.

College Councils in Brief - A presentation by Student Regent Chris Jordan to the Board of Regents explaining College Councils and calling for continued support.

University Decisionmaking Flow Chart - This flow chart attemps to lay out in very simple terms how decisions get made at various levels of the university and how they ultimately flow up to the Board of Regents.

Provost Advisory Committee for Students - This is the webpage for PACS. It provides background information about PACS membership, the Budgeting Principles that guide the committees work, and the schedule of meetings.

Student College Council Discussion Board - If you would like to reach out to other college councils and discuss issues, ask questions, or share success stories, please visit this discussion board. PACS will be monitoring this board regularly to help answer questions, provide needed support, and point people to important information.

If you have any questions or would like support for your college council, please contact PACS Vice Chair Elise Randall at