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Student Senate is proud to represent the student body of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire at the university, local, state, and federal levels, and allocate $17 million to improve student life every year. Commissions of the Student Senate work tirelessly to identify and improve university policies, and present legislation to the full Senate. 

Our ability to affect positive change is helped greatly by participation and feedback from our constituents- don't hesitate to contact us with questions, comments, or concerns. 

To learn more about Student Senate, please visit the About page.

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The 2015-17 state budget: Update Center

Major changes have been proposed for the UW System in Governor Walker's 2015-17 Biennial Budget Proposal, including transferring the UW System to aRally for Excellence public authority model, providing future funding through a dedicated portion of the sales tax, and reducing the UW System's allocation by $300 million. To help connect students with resources, we've linked below to various resources that answer some commonly-asked questions:

Student Senate responds to United Council's stance on the Public Authority
What is a Public Authority and how does it differ from our current UW System governance model?
How is UW-Eau Claire reacting to the proposed cuts?
What has Student Senate said about this budget proposal?
What can I do to get involved?

For more information, visit the Chancellor's Budget Updates page or e-mail the Student Body President and Vice President.


Legal services available to students for 14-15 academic year

Harry Hertel, attorney-at-law, will be available on campus during the 2014-15 school year and is sponsored by the Student Senate to help students with a variety of legal issues.

Hertel is on campus Tuesday evenings during the school year from 4-8 p.m., and routinely handles tenancy, alcohol, and traffic issues. Students who need legal advice may meet Hertel for a $10 fee, and a second meeting on the same subject is $5.

To make an appointment, contact Colleen Bader at 715-836-4646 or, or stop by Davies 220B Monday-Fridays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.