Student Senate Committee

The River Falls Student Senate maintains several standing committees that senators and students may sit on. These committees deal with a variety of issues directly effecting River Falls students.

Student Affairs and Academic Services

This committee consists of four Student Senators and four students at-large.

  • The initiation, reviews, and support of projects and policies concerning student affairs and services.
  • The initiation of services offered by the Student Association Student Senate and Student Association
  • Formally surveying students to identify student needs and issues
  • Promoting student academic concerns to appropriate members of the UW-River Falls faculty and administration, UW System Administration, UW Board of Regents, Wisconsin state legislature, Wisconsin Governor, United States Congress, and President of the United States.

On-Campus Pub Ad Hoc Committee

This committee is charged with the task of examining the consequences, costs, community & campus support, and any other relevant aspects of bringing a pub to UWRF. It will also include Dining Services, University Police, Administration, Campus Planner, Student Health, and any other relevant organizations in the decision on whether or not to bring an on-campus pub to UWRF.

Inclusivity and Diversity Issues Committee

This committee consists of three Senators and three students.

  • The initiation, reviews, and support of projects and policies concerning diversity and gender issues.
  • The promotion diversity issues and concerns to appropriate members of the UW-River Falls faculty and administration, UW System Administration, UW Board of Regents, Wisconsin state legislature, Wisconsin Governor, United States Congress, and President of the United States.
  • The promotion of awareness and education surrounding issues of inclusivity, including diversity in all forms, equal opportunity, social justice, gender inequality, and nondiscrimination by working with campus organizations, students and staff.

Ethics

This committee consists of three Student Senators.

  • This is a standing committee that only meets when there is a question involving the bylaws, election processes, and/or other student government documents.
  • The committee will meet on any major questions posed by any student on a student government issue.
  • Any questions should be written to the chair, deliberated to the committee, and the chair should write the response.
  • Chair duties are to contact members and to set up any meetings needed.
  • Committee duties are to make educated decisions about controversies and questions that exist in student government documents.

Executive

This committee consists of all Student Association Student Senate Directors, the Ethics Chair/Parliamentarian, the Vice President, and the President.

  • Generally advising the Student Association Student Senate and Student Association.
  • Coordinating the work of the Student Association Student Senate.
  • Orientating and educating new Student Association Student Senators as to their responsibilities.
  • Recommending to the Student Association Student Senate a summer senator if the elected Student Association Student Senate President is not able to fulfill the duties of the summer senator.
  • Setting goals for the Student Association Student Senate operations.

Finance

This committee consists of four Student Senators and four students at-large.

  • Developing policies and procedures related to the Shared Governance account (#433) and the Reserve account (#501)
  • Making recommendations to the Student Senate regarding expenditures from these accounts
  • Monitoring activity in these accounts
  • Monitoring both non-allocable and allocable segregated fees to ensure that members of the UW-River Falls Student Association are receiving appropriate benefits from them
  • Assist the Finance Director as requested

Legislative Affairs

This committee consists of three Student Senators and four students at-large.

  • Promoting student views on policy and legislative issues to appropriate members of the UW-River Falls faculty, administration, UW System Administration, UW Board of Regents, Wisconsin state legislature, Wisconsin Governor, United States Congress, and President of the United States.
  • Networking and coordinating legislative activities with other UW System Universities and United Council

Chapter 17&18

To draft an implementation strategy for the forthcoming revisions to the University of Wisconsin System policy document chapters 17&18 as it applies to the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. View the Chapter 17&18 policy paper&fileType&.

Shared Governance

This committee consists of four senators and four students at-large.

  • Initiating and coordinating recommendations and appointments to the Student Association Student Senate in regards to University Committees at various capacities
  • Networking with campus shared governance groups and developing the relationship between UW-River Falls students, faculty, administration and ultimately the UW System
  • Working to advance students' rights and responsibilities, consistent with state law
  • Coordinating and initiating recruitment programs for University and Student Association Student Senate Committees
  • Coordinating and initiating recognition programs for members of University and Student Association Student Senate committees
  • Writing an article for the university newspaper biweekly
  • Organizing the facilitating a Shared Governance training session within the first five weeks of the term

To apply to one of the committees please fill out the online applicationlink.


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