Geoduck Student Union

Get involved in your campus community. Find ways to use your voice and advocate for student needs. Learn how to be a leader and work together to shape the future.

Who We Are

The Geoduck Student Union membership is made up of all registered students; 15 students are elected each year to conduct the business of the union and to provide leadership and support to the student body.

Get Involved!

  • Come to a meeting Wednesdays at 1:15 pm in CAB 301
  • Run for office!
  • Volunteer to be a delegate for the Assembly
  • Form a student group
  • Join a committee

What We Do

  • Advocate for the student body to faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Lobby for student-centered legislation at the state capitol
  • Educate the campus on issues students are facing and work students are doing
  • Demonstrate leadership to other students
  • Help build a stronger and more connected community
  • Work together to improve the college

Upcoming Elections​

  • Geoduck Student Union Candidate Election
  • We are currently accepting applications!
  • You can find the Declaration of Candidacy here

​Upcoming Meeting Agenda

Upcoming Meeting Agenda

Geoduck Student Union

Week 10 Agenda ~ CAB, room 301

06/05/2019 1:15PM

  1. Medicine Creek Treaty Acknowledgement (2 mins)
    1. We begin our time together today by acknowledging the indigenous people of the Medicine Creek Treaty, whose land on which the college stands. We acknowledge the Squaxin people who are the traditional custodians of this land and pay respect to elders past and present of the Squaxin Island Tribe.
  2. Approval of the Minutes and the Agenda
  3. Public Comment (5 minutes)
  4. Team Check-Ins (6 minutes)
      1. ( 3 minutes) per team
  5. Legislative Poll Result Certification with Annie (3 minutes)
  6. Check-In with Jeannette (5 minutes) 
  7. Final Legislative Update with Charles (10 minutes)
  8. Discussion of Budget with Sakiko (30 minutes)
      1. Presentation (6 minutes)
      2. Discussion (24 minutes)
  9. Motion with Sakiko (4 minutes) 
      1. Motion to update elections policy (4 minutes)
  10. Motion with Sakiko (3 minutes)
      1. Motion to change reps who are not working over the summer to Single-Channel guests on slack (as opposed to Full Members) by default each summer. (3 minutes)
      2. All reps will still be able to send and read messages through DMs and #general. Individual reps can request to not be changed to single-channel guests if they still need full access over the summer. Returning reps will be reactivated as Full Members of Slack during Week 0 (Orientation week) of Fall Quarter. By converting Full members to single-channel guests over the summer, we can cut spending as we currently pay for slack access each month based on the number of Full Members we have.
  11. Motion with Sakiko (3 minutes)
      1. Motion to remove Treasurer as an elected officer and instead make them a position appointed from among the representatives. (3 minutes)
      2. According to the constitution article 13.(4), all elected officers are automatically part of the union secretariat. The treasurer shouldn't be on the secretariat next year is what we decided last week, so this needs to change.
  12. ​​Motion with Stella (8 minutes)
    1. ​Motion to pay summer GSU representatives for document writing/new year prepping/manual writing
    2. ​​​​Presentation (3 minutes)
    3. Discussion (4 minutes)
    4. Vote (1 minute)
  13. ​Motion with Mahkyra (7 minutes)
    1. ​I move to reconsider the past vote enacting to pay the Constitutional Council
    2. Presentation (3 minutes)
    3. Discussion (3 minutes)
    4. Vote (1 minute)
  14. Casual Year in Review (40 minutes)
  15. Team Breakouts with Team Leaders (remaining time)
  16. Adjourn 3:00PM