Governing Documents

"We the students of the University of Wisconsin-Stout, in order to provide for the development of an effective student democracy through responsible student participation in policy development, decision making, and the promotion of campus justice, do ordain and establish this constitution of the Stout Student Association."

-Preamble to the Constitution of the Stout Student Association

Key Governing Documents

The Stout Student Association is established through the Constitution and guided by the Constitution and Bylaws. These two documents form the primary structure of the Stout Student Association, our authority, and everything we do.

SSA Constitution

The Constitution of SSA outlines the base structure of SSA, including our system of three branches (Legislative, Executive, and Judicial). The Constitution also includes the Student Bill of Rights.

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SSA Bylaws

The Bylaws of SSA detail how SSA operates in greater detail than the Constitution and is an extension of that document. The Bylaws detail how SSA operates, including establishing specific committees, Senator positions, and Directors.

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Additional Governing Documents

Judicial Policy

The Judicial Branch of SSA is established by the Constitution, and its specific operating procedures are defined by the SSA Judicial Policy. This is set by the Judicial Branch independent of the other two branches.

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Organizational Code of Conduct

The Organizational Code of Conduct, set by the Organizational Affairs Committee of SSA, sets standards of conduct for officially recognized student organizations. It is enforced by the Judicial Branch.

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Standing Committee Policies

Standing committees of SSA may, if desired, establish their own Standing Policies detailing operating procedures beyond what it outlined in the SSA Bylaws. Standing committees set their committee policies independently.

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