The Washburn Student Government Association (WSGA), established in 1909, exists to represent and act in the interest of Washburn students. WSGA has created an academic and extracurricular environment to benefit students through programs and to work to sustain and improve them each year. WSGA’s power is balanced between its executive and legislative branches.
The Executive Branch is made up of the Student Government President and Vice President who are elected each spring, and the executive staff that they appoint.
The Legislative Branch is comprised of 34 senators, each serving a one-year term. 27 senate seats are elected in general elections each spring, with five seats set aside for freshman senators elected in the fall. The remaining two seats are filled through an open-seat process available in the fall for transfer students.