What is the Stout Student Association?


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.

Our office is located in the Memorial Student Center room 118. You can also reach us through email if you have questions, concerns or an issue at


What does S.S.A. do?

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.


Membership of the S.S.A.

All students are automatically enrolled in the S.S.A. upon acceptance at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and can vote in any S.S.A. held election. To ensure the balance of power the S.S.A is divided up into three branches; Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branch.


Executive Branch

The Executive Branch of the S.S.A ensure the Stout student body be represented at all levels of the government, be it federal, state, local or university levels dealing with student affairs.

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Legislastive Branch

The Legislative Branch acts as the representative voice of the student body, allocate Segregated University Activity Fees and to promote review and approve all S.S.A. activities and approve recognized student organizations.

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Judicial Branch

The Judicial Branch ensure the balance of powers between S.S.A. members and student organizations, officers and senators of the legislative branch of the S.S.A. and the executive branch of the S.S.A.

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Fun Facts About Us

$598,000 Amount Allocated to student organizations

50+ Number of campus committees SSA Serves On

95 Number of years representing Student Voices

Negotiating at the State, Federal and local level for students.

Uphold & Promote Wisconsin State Statute 36.09(5)

The students of each institution or campus subject to the responsibilities and powers of the board, the president, the chancellor, and the faculty shall have primary responsibility for advising the chancellor regarding the formulation and review of policies concerning student life, services, and interests.

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Oversee Student Organization Recognition & the Organization Budget Process

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