Washington Community Technical Colleges Student Association

We Need Your Support on HB1379 ASAP!

This bill would implement a comprehensive approach to suicide prevention behavioral support in higher education. It is apparently stuck in Appropriations right now and we need students to send an email to the chair, Representative Timm Ormsby . Suicides on campus’s are a real issue and this bill would address some of them. They need to hear from students, student governments today and tomorrow.

Here’s what these emails need to say:

Dear Rep. Timm Ormsby,

I am writing to urge you to schedule HB 1379 for a hearing in the Appropriations Committee. Suicide is the second leading cause of death among those ages 10-24 in Washington.

[[Two-three sentences about why you support this bill. Include info about what college you are attending.]]

Please schedule a hearing in Appropriations to allow this bill the chance to move forward.

Thank you very much.


Your name
And address

Here is the link for more information!

Please contact for any questions:


Save the Date! Voice Academy is coming up on 5/5 & 5/6!

This is a great opportunity for CTC students to get together and develop WACTCSA’s Legislative Agenda for 2017-2018! Here are the deets!

Friday, May 5 – Saturday, May 6, 2017

LOCATION: Pierce College Puyallup

ADDRESS: 1601 39th Avenue SE.    Puyallup, WA 98374


CONTACT PHONE: 360-704-4315


Legislative Advocacy Day 1/26, Olympia

Legislative Academy 2016 – 2017, Olympia


CTC Legislative Advocacy and Programming Day- January 26th (Formerly the CTC Student Rally in Olympia)

Greetings CUSP and Student Civic Engagement Partners,


This message is to inform you about the CTC Legislative Advocacy and Programming Day- January 26th (Formerly the CTC Student Rally in Olympia). The program has expanded this year and we are preparing for a great full-day of student learning, action, programming and training.

Also, CUSP has expanded opportunities that day to further the enhance our collective journey to Olympia.  All CTCs are invited to come early and stay late as part of expanded programming on that day to create our new Legislative Advocacy and Programming Day, which will be hosted at South Puget Sound Community College.


January 26th, 2016

CTC Legislative Advocacy and Programming Day!

South Puget Sound | Capitol Campus

8:30 am – 5:00 pm



Program Details

Who: All Students, legislatively focused students, activity planners, faculty, CUSP advisors!

8:30 am – 11:00 am

o    TRACK I: Programming

  • Workshop to include block booking, programming best practices.

o    TRACK II: Legislative Messaging

  • Workshop to include training and preparations for afternoon legislator office visitations

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Travel to the capitol for the RALLY!
  • Training participates will receive box lunch.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm – Capitol (Legislative Building) Rotunda

  • Student Rally – All are welcome

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm: 2 options for the afternoon

  • Programming Track @ SPSCC
    • Showcases, meeting with artists and agents
  • Legislative Track
    • 1:00-3:00 Legislator Office Visitations
    • 3:00 Transport back to SPSCC
    • 3:30-5:00 WACTCSA Meeting

Registration is just school information and your numbers.  Should take about 30 seconds.  We just need to know how many are coming!!!!




Message from the Presidents

Good afternoon,

Today, the presidents of all 34 community and technical colleges signed a letter reaffirming our commitment to diversity and safe campuses. The text of the letter with signatures is attached. A big thanks to our college presidents for their continued support and leadership for our students.


Please Read The Letter from the Presidents Below.

Diversity Statement

Issues Priorities


I’m going to ask that we do our best to push this survey out to our colleges and our WACTCSA leaders. Take a moment to answer the survey and put your priorities on them so we can make sure Senator O Ban hears our concerns.


Senator O Ban’s Message

Thank you to everyone who joined our 28th District town hall meeting on November 18th. The opportunity to hear your priorities, answer questions and share a preview of the upcoming session was incredibly valuable.

For anyone who was not able to attend, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments over the phone (360-786-7654) or email ( and take my survey below.

Since 2016 is an election year, the Senate has certain rules in place, which include no email updates between now and the first day of session. While email updates will resume on January 11, you are encouraged to contact me directly anytime.

It is a great honor to represent you in the Washington State Senate.

Hamza Warsame

In unity there is strength. CTCs are formed by many individuals with diverse backgrounds and they all contribute something special to their schools, their community, and our organization. On Dec 10, 2015 @ 5:30 show your support and voice your concerns. Together we stand strong!


Hamza Warsame was a 16-year-old Seattle Central College student who died from injuries apparently sustained in a fall off the roof of a Capitol Hill building Saturday afternoon, according to the Seattle Fire Department.

If you know anything please contact the police through the tip line at 206-233-5000.

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