We’re here to represent YOU, the student. The Stout Student Association (S.S.A.) is the collective student governing body at UW-Stout. Granted authority under Wisconsin State Statute 36.09(5), we make sure to represent the entire student body on issues surrounding student life, services, and interests.
“I'm honored to have the opportunity to advocate on behalf of the entire student body.”
President, Stout Student Association
Well in short, a lot! We focus on a few key issues that are really important to us but we also leave room to engage in timely issues happening now. Based on your interests you can decide what issues and initiatives you’d like to get involved with.
A number of positions exist within the Stout Student Association. Use your voice in positions such as the Senator of Transfer Relations or the Senator of Technology. Or try something new and serve on the University Court.
As dictated in Wisconsin State Statute 36.09(5), the students hold the right to having their voices heard in campus decisions. The S.S.A. is regularly in contact with administration, staff and faculty, as well as students to make sure those rights are exercised.
S.S.A. allocates segregated fees paid by students to sustain the campus. These fees better the University through funding student organizations, campus departments, lab improvements, technology updates, and sustainability efforts.
S.S.A. representatives are in constant contact with Deans, Administration, the Chancellor, UW System leadership and other UW student governments. S.S.A. also lobbies to the state government in order to represent students at all levels.
The S.S.A. regularly meets with Dunn County Transit and other parties in order to ensure accessible and sustainable transportation options for students in the community.
The S.S.A.'s Sustainability Council works with the campus and the Sustainability Office to promote and implement sustainable efforts such as solar panels, clean energy solutions, compostable dining options, and campus gardens.
The S.S.A.'s Diversity & Inclusivity Council works to address topics of difference as highlighted by the Campus Climate Survey. They collaborate with intercultural development ambassadors, the Diversity Bridge Team, and the cultural student organizations to create a more inclusive campus.
The S.S.A. appoints students to sit on various committees and shared governance bodies to ensure that student voices and opinions are represented and considered. Decisions across campus at various levels gain student input through these committees.
The S.S.A.'s Organizational committee support student organizations and the various functions they perform. They exist to ensure that student organizations continue to thrive in the years to come.
The Financial Affairs committee support student organizations by overseeing the annual budget and submit the final recommendations to be approved by SSA. This pot of money allows events to be entirely FREE to students!