Camille Hattwig

Camille Hattwig

Hi everyone! I am so excited to run to be your next ASUW President. I have spent the past two years in ASUW putting the needs of marginalized communities at the forefront of my work, both when serving on the Provost Advisory Committee and when striving to fundamentally alter the historically racist, classist, and ableist policies we still see reflected in University operations today. I am a trained, driven and knowledgeable advocate, with my passion informed by my lived experiences as a queer, disabled woman, as well as by my role as the ASUW Student Disability Commission Assistant Director: a position through which I advocate for students with disabilities. We must fundamentally understand the power ASUW has to elevate student voices and make significant progress within this university, and I plan to use every ounce of power endowed to the ASUW President to make lasting change in the structures of this University. I will fight for the changes that I know would have drastically improved myself and my peers’ experiences at UW.

Students deserve better, and I am ready to fight for all of us. Here’s specifically how I will do so:

  • Push for increased funding and staffing for Disability Resources for Students, Disability Services Office and other disability resources on campus to end ableist exclusion of students with disabilities
  • Work with Director of Campus Partnerships and Director of Legislative Affairs to implement an equitable opt-out health insurance plan providing more robust care for all students and especially the uninsured, underinsured, or undocumented.
  • Collaborate alongside campus healthcare experts as UW restructures student mental-health care, demanding increased access and quality of care, particularly for students without insurance
  • Increase transparency through monthly newsletters detailing the issues I’m tackling and my successes along the way
  • Host quarterly interactive town halls, inspired by ASUW Bothell, where any interested student is given a platform to make their concerns heard and speak with ASUW leaders directly
  • Ensure the inclusion of marginalized student voices in all major University decisions, particularly when dealing with crises such as COVID 19 or adverse weather events
  • Work with all relevant stakeholders to include international student voices in all relevant University decisions and work to support any student-led International Student advocacy entity that is formed within or outside of ASUW per the recommendation of the Spring 2020 taskforce
  • Lobby the state legislature for an increased capital planning budget to improve campus accessibility

Qualifications:

ASUW Student Disability Commission Director 2019-20
Student Activity Fee Student Senate Representative 2019-20
Provost Advisory Committee for Students Member 2019-20

Endorsements:

  • Bengali Students Association
  • Black Student Union
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • ASL Club at UW
  • Alpha Phi
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Students for Bernie at UW