From supporting veterans to creating new campus events, here are all the things student government has recently done to help students.
HELP IN TIMES OF NEED
Western Student Government helped raise over $400 for the Student Emergency Fund in response to COVID-19. This money goes directly to students to help them cover unexpected costs.
REDUCED PARKING COSTS
After the City of La Crosse adding paid parking next to the La Crosse Western campus, Western Student Government worked with college administration to reduce the cost of parking permits to make parking more affordable for students.
LEARNING COMMONS GRAND OPENING
Western Student Government passed an emergency grand opening to help fund the Learning Common's grand opening. This space will help future students stay in school and excel in the classroom.
Student government traveled to Madison, WI in February to meet with eight state representatives and share the needs of Western students.
Student Government created a new, monthly event called Lunch Talks where students can watch presentations on new and exciting topics during lunch.
After the flooding during the summer of 2018, Student Government raised over $700 to help the local community with flood relief.
Student Government approved over $4,000 to help with the Veterans and Military Center grand opening which provides services to veteran students.
WSG POSITION PAPER
Western Student Government helped write the Wisconsin Student Government position paper this past year which is used by the 16 colleges to advocate for students. Western was able to use the position paper to advocate for Open Educational Resources, Student Services, and opposition to a tuition freeze.
Student Government passed two resolutions to support LGBTQ+ students and update current equal opportunity statements.
Western Student Government was able to save students thousands by cutting unnecessary spending in the budget and use the money to support other programs like the Cavalier Cupboard.