Student governance at UW-Platteville is organized into five governance groups. These groups are designed to represent the interests and views of students on the campus, local, state, and federal level in any matter concerning education and student life.
Wisconsin State Statute 36.09(5) empowers student governance with the ability to formulate and review policy here at UW-Platteville and requires:
All students are highly encouraged to become involved in the governance of their campus. You will gain valuable leadership, communication, and business skills through this experience and have a well-rounded and enjoyable college career. Feel free to contact any of the following groups if you have questions, concerns or desire to become involved.
Student Senate is the official elected representative group for all UW-Platteville students. Student Senate has the primary responsibility for formulating and reviewing policies concerning student life, services, and interests. Each college is represented on Student Senate by a number of Senators elected each spring along with a President and Vice-President. Executive Board members are appointed each spring to a variety of positions. Recently included: Secretary, Business Manager, Special Projects Coordinator, Women's Issues Director, Diversity Director, and Legislative Affairs Director. The Executive Board organizes events, develops initiatives for Student Senate to pursue, and represents Student Senate in a number of venues.
All UWP students are eligible and welcome to serve on these committees. If interested, please contact the Student Senate office or apply online.
Residence Hall Association (RHA) is responsible for the formulation and review of policies concerning student life, services, and interests in the residence halls. RHC is an information source to students and also a means for residents to address any issues and concerns affecting them. In addition, RHC provides support, programs, and opportunities for residents. RHC is comprised of residents from each Residence Hall.
Segregated University Fee Allocation Commission (SUFAC) is the official elected group of students in all areas of Student Segregated Fees. SUFAC has the primary responsibility for allocating and reviewing all Segregated Fee money. This group reviews budget requests from student organizations and departments and, based upon programming needs, allocates money to be used for programs, competition, and travel. They also review the non-allocable budget funding Athletics, the Children's Center, Health Services, Pioneer Student Center, etc. SUFAC consists of two student representatives from each college, two student representatives elected at large, and two student representatives appointed by Student Senate.
The primary purpose of the Student Center Advisory Committee (SCAC) is to serve as an advisory committee to the Pioneer Student Center administration in all matters included in the operation of the Pioneer Student Center and its satellite operations. Any questions or concerns can be addressed by filling out a comment card in the Student Center or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presidents' Council expands the communication lines among the student governance groups. The council reviews and makes recommendations for a reconsideration vote of the governance organizations. Presidents' Council cannot formulate or review policies or procedures. This body consists of members from the governance groups.