What is NWVSA?

Mission Statement

Our purpose is to build a network within the Vietnamese community that enables our leaders to promote cultural and civic excellence. Fostering a culture and community of acceptance and empowerment within the Northwest region.

The Northwest Vietnamese Student Associations (NWVSA), a voluntary, non-partisan, community-based organization, was founded in 2008 on the common goal to empower and develop students and professionals within the Vietnamese community in the Northwest region through transformative leadership, experiential learning, close-knit mentorship and collaborative networking.


Our constitution is open to the public to view. We aim to operate on a high, professional level with everybody to provide a clear, transparent business.

NWVSA Working Constitution

Who is in NWVSA?

The NWVSA consist of 3 important intertwined functions: NWVSA Staff, the Intercollegiate Council (ICC), and YOU! All 3 functions work together well and NWVSA would not exist without any of them. NWVSA Staff play an important role of planning and building a platform for members of NWVSA to grow into great community leaders. Next is the ICC; without them, the staff would not be able to reach down to the core of NWVSA: you. Every single participants in NWVSA is the key reason why we exist. In order to build and prepare for the future, it all starts with you, it all starts with our ICC members, and it all starts with staff as well. For more information on NWVSA Staff or ICC, please click on their link for more information.

Regions & VSA Chapters in NWVSAnorthwest region

Regions includes Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Alaska. Currently, only Washington and Oregon have active VSA chapters with 9 chapters total.

Chapters include: Western Washington University, University of Washington Seattle, University of Washington Bothell, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, Washington State University, University of Portland, Portland State University, Oregon State University, University of Oregon.