About Student Senate
The UW-Eau Claire Student Senate represents the best interests of the students of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire by authoring and passing legislation to better improve student life and the overall quality of the University. We offer advice and opinions to the University faculty, University of Wisconsin System administration, Eau Claire City Council, as well as the state and federal governments.
Student Senate has the annual responsibility of allocating nearly $4 million in segregated fees to organized activities such as Student Legal Services, Athletics, Student Health Services, and numerous other deserving organizations. In addition, Student Senate has control over the over million dollar Information Technology Budget and the 12 million dollar Differential Tuition (Blugold Commitment) budget. The Information and Technology Budget controls laptop rentals, general access labs, wireless Internet and much more. Differential Tuition funds access to bottleneck courses, reduces class sizes, and helps create high impact practices including but not limited to immersion experiences, student/faculty collaborative research, internships, and capstones.
Aside from budgets and advocating, Student Senate plans events throughout the year including House Day, Don't Dump It Donate It Day, Take Back the Night, Turn Off Your TV Week, and numerous others. Student Senate also oversees the approval of all new student organizations on campus and co-manages the Diversity Resource Center and is the place to pick up information about Student Health Insurance. Our service to the students is never ending and there is always opportunity to grow.
If you are interested in joining Student Senate or any of its commissions or committees, simply stop in our office, Davies 220, and ask how. Contact Commission Directors for specific meeting times and places or e-mail the general e-mail address with general questions. Student Senate's general meetings are typically held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday evenings in Davies. Please check the meeting schedule for any changes to the date, time, or location.