To dive deeper into topics that our students are passionate about, the Stout Student Association has established 6 standing committees that are open and available for stout students to serve on. We are seeking students who want to get involved with student leadership and dedicate 1-2 hours per week to work on a standing committee.
By joining one of our standing committees, you'll surround yourself with other students that have similar interests, whether it be promoting an environmentally sustainable world, meeting with local and state representatives to promote legislative initiatives, or working to create a more equitable and inclusive campus for all. Each committee is student-led, and supported by a professional staff advisor.
Each committee meets weekly to talk about issues, propose legislation, and more! Below is a brief look at what each of our standing committees do. If you'd like to learn more, contact us at email@example.com!
The Congressional Committee is a student-led committee that engages in legislative outreach on behalf of the student body. The committee frequently reviews proposed local, state, and federal legislation that affect the students of UW-Stout. In addition, the Congressional Committee monitors action from the UW System and the Board of Regents and works with student government leaders to advocate for more student-friendly policies. Finally, the Congressional Committee promotes civic engagement to students through bringing local, state, and federal representatives to campus and leading voter registration efforts when elections occur.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Council
The Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Council is a student-led committee that focuses on promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The council does this though the development and implementation of initiatives that promote a more equitable and inclusive university and addresses student concerns. The council also serves as a means for representatives of identity-based student organizations to collaborate and plan events and activities, the most notable of which is Diversity Week, an annual event celebrating diversity at UW-Stout each spring.
Financial Affairs Committee
The Financial Affairs Committee is a student-led committee that allocates the student activity fee, a fund meant to provide support events and programming done by the Stout Student Association and 160+ student organizations at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The Financial Affairs Committee does this through developing and applying funding guidelines on what activities and events will be funded and providing their recommendations to the University Student Senate for approval.
Organizational Affairs Committee
The Organizational Affairs Committee is a student-led committee that oversees the 160+ student organizations at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The Organizational Affairs Committee does this through developing and managing the student organization recognition process, in which groups of students can form new student organizations, and through managing and enforcing the Student Organization Code of Conduct, which establishes guidelines for student organization conduct.
Student Technology Committee
The Student Technology Committee is a student-led committee that collaborates with the Chief Information Officer to allocate the Student Technology Fee, a 2.5% tuition surcharge given to all students meant to provide better access to technology. In addition to managing the allocation of the Student Technology Fee, the Student Technology Committee also promotes access to technology and technological innovation at the UW-Stout campus and promotes sensible policies that addresses privacy and security concerns for the university.
The Sustainability Council is a student-led committee that promotes environmental sustainability at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and managing the Green Fee, a segregated fee that funds environmentally sustainable projects. The Sustainability Council does this through developing and applying funding guidelines on what projects and activities will be funded through the and providing their recommendations to the University Student Senate for approval. The council also provides recommendations to the University Student Senate on issues of environmentalism. Finally, the council works with environmental student organizations to develop and promote events and activities that relate to environmental sustainability.