Hello everyone, my name is Dalton Owens and I am excited to be running for ASUW Vice President! As Vice President I plan to ensure the internal affairs and operations of ASUW reflect the voices of our diverse student body. During my time here at the University of Washington I have dedicated efforts across communities on campus, giving me the necessary experience to voice and enact the views of our student population. I have worked heavily with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity through programs such as the Brotherhood Initiative which seeks to support the success of men of color on this campus through community building and advising. This unique experience supports my understanding of marginalized communities on our campus. Communities whose voices should be heard and addressed. I also hold experience within First Year Programs, serving as an Orientation Leader this past summer. My work with first year students helped to further develop my leadership ability, while also enhancing my perspective of student needs through the lens of students new to the University of Washington. Leadership partnered with my diverse campus experience will support my pursuit to successfully oversee the Board of Directors as Vice President.
In an effort to ensure the voices of all students are heard and addressed in the internal affairs of ASUW I will seek out the implementation of the following agenda during my time as Vice President.
- Work to ensure international student inclusion within ASUW is achieved, relying on the findings of the Spring 2019 International Student Task Force
- Update personnel and broader ASUW policies to protect marginalized communities not represented
- Audit all ASUW policies to ensure they reflect TriCampus non discrimination, inclusion and access policies
- Collaborate with the proposed Office of Inclusive Design to implement and enforce accessibility policies within the organization
- 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