Student Senate Committees
The Academic Affairs Committee focuses on a variety of issues affecting students’ academic life. This committee selects speakers for all commencement ceremonies, works with the bookstore on textbook issues, coordinates with departments to optimize career mapping, and serves as Student Senate's main academic liaison. To become an associate senator on this committee or for more information on its projects, contact Chair Taylor Moon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inclusion and Diversity
The Inclusion and Diversity Committee was brought to WSU to address issues related to, but not limited to, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, socio-economic status, gender or gender identity, nationality, marital status and age. The committee is charged with the following duties:
1) Reviewing policies, programs, activities, publications, practices and procedures as they relate to inclusion and diversity (determining intentional or unintentional exclusiveness)
2) Focusing on the recruitment, retention and/or admission of faculty, staff and students of diverse backgrounds
3) Facilitating scholarly dialogue and awareness across campus faculty, staff, students and the Winona community
4) Making recommendations to Student Senate regarding inclusive and diverse approaches
To become an associate senator on this committee, for more information on its projects or links to meeting agendas contact Chair Maude Livingston at MLivingston12@winona.edu.
The Public Relations Committee is the Student Senate’s face to the community and student body. Its duties include promoting all Student Senate elections, coordinating the official Facebook page, publicizing Student Senate initiatives and working with the other senate committees to let the students know what’s going on. To become an associate senator on this committee or for more information on its projects, contact Chair Amanda Boss at ABoss13@winona.edu.
The Student Services Committee is Student Senate’s student initiative committee. Student Services deals with issues directly affecting student life at WSU. It works with WSU Security, facilities, and the Vice President of Student Life and Development on a range of issues affecting students. The Student Services Committee is responsible for issuing all-student surveys to collect data, representing Student Senate on the Student Health and Wellness Advisory Corps and managing the Improve WSU program. To become an associate senator on this committee or for more information on its projects, contact Chair Nicole Zimmerman at email@example.com.
Student Activity Fund Committee (SAFC)
The Student Activity Fund Committee (SAFC) oversees all funding for campus clubs and organizations. It reviews club funding requests, carries out the entire Annual Financial Review (AFR) process each spring, enforces the SAFC rules and makes recommendations to Student Senate. To become an associate senator on this committee or for more information on its projects, contact Treasurer Rebecca Stremcha at firstname.lastname@example.org.