Student Senate is the governing body of the Winona State University Student Association. In its capacity, Student Senate acts as the recognized voice and bargaining unit for all students at Winona State University. This is done through the process of consultation and student government.
Student Senate is also responsible, through the Student Activity Fee Committee (SAFC), for appropriating budgets to student clubs and organizations and granting special requests.
The Senate is made up of three executives -- the president, vice president, and treasurer -- and 28 senators, as well as affiliate positions, such as Parliamentarian, Administrative Office Assistant, MSUSA Campus Representative, MSUSA Diversity Representative, and MSUSA PR Representative. Senate also is made up of four committees that deal with specific issues. The committees, along with their constitutional obligations, are: Academic Affairs, Student Services, Student Activity Fee Committee and Diversity.
Recognized Student Clubs/Organizations
In order to remain active, clubs/organizations must update and maintain their club directory annually including the current year's membership roster and constitution.
Club Funding Requests
All funding requests are submitted online.
Meeting Times and Locations
All Student Senate meetings are open to the student body and we encourage you to attend to voice your concerns or to take part in University legislation. We do adhere to Robert's Rules of Conduct when conducting our meetings. For Fall 2016, meetings are each Wednesday at 5pm in the Maxwell 158 with ITV to Rochester in ST 110. If you would like to be a guest speaker on the agenda, please contact Student Senate by Tuesday at 12pm the week you would like to speak and indicate the topic you would like to discuss. If you have a PowerPoint or informational handouts, please also include them in the email so they can be forwarded to the Senate body.