A BIT ABOUT US
Western Student Government is the official voice of Western students on campus and acts as the working liaison between students and Western's administration. We strive to stay connected to our peers to accurately represent their wishes to administration, faculty, and the community. Student Government consists of the Executive Team and the General Assembly body.
As a student, you can help make important decisions about campus life by participating in student government.
THE EXECUTIVE TEAM
Cooper is an ASLA student at Western. Last year, he served as Student Treasurer and was elected to Student Body President in the spring of 2019.
Office Hours: Thursdays, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm or by appointment
Dana is an ASLA student at Western. Previously she was the Vice-President of Multi-Cultural Club, and she was elected Student Government Vice-President in the spring of 2019.
Office Hours: Wednesdays, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm or by appointment
Sidney is a computer engineering technology student, and he was appointed to the Student secretary position in the Summer of 2019 and assumed the position of Treasurer in the Fall of 2019.
Office Hours: Thursdays, 9:10 am - 10:10 am or by appointment
Campus Events Coordinator
Joseph is an ASLA student at Western. Last year, he served as Student Parliamentarian and was elected to become Student Body Campus Events Coordinator in the spring of 2019.
Office Hours: Fridays, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm or by appointment
General Assembly is the sole legislative body within student government. Because of this, General Assembly is responsible for passing the annual student government budget, reserve fund requests, appropriate resolutions, and works on issues impacting students. General Assembly is comprised of a representative from every student organization/club and at-large representatives.
General Assembly meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month, 11:30am-12:30pm, Lunda Center.
More information is available on the General Assembly Page.
Western Student Government and the college have several standing committees which students are welcome to be part of!
Please find current committee dates and times on the "Join a Committee" page.
WHAT STUDENT GOVERNMENT DOES
One of the most important functions that Western Student Government provides is advocacy on behalf of students. Student government advocates on student issues within the college and with state legislators.
Student Government is also responsible for creating an annual budget and allocating student activity fees. These fees go to many different departments around campus that serve students such as the Student Health Center, the Wellness Center, intramural, athletics, clubs, the Cavalier Cupboard, sustainability, campus events and student government.
We also try to keep things fun on campus and allow students the opportunity to meet others and make memories. To do this, student government, through the campus events committee, plans, hosts, and funds many events throughout the school year.
Per Wisconsin state law, Western Student Government has the right to participate in discussions that affect students like policy and finances. To accomplish this, student government representatives sit on many administrative committees and represent students as a whole.
FOR ALL THINGS STUDENT GOVERNMENT RELATED
This is for contacting Western Student Government in regards to:
other student government-related topics
All other messages should be sent through appropriate channels