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Student Senate

Student Senate represents the overall student body and works to improve the experience of being a student at WSU.

Student Senate is the governing body of the WSU Student Association.

In addition to three executive positions (President, Vice President, and Treasurer), there are 29 senator positions representing each college, class, and the general student population at-large. 

Elected senators serve on four committees that each focus on an area of student life. There are also Associate Senators who volunteer to join these committees. 

Academic Affairs Committee

This committee focuses on 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.

Email Chair Hermerding
Equity & Inclusive Excellence Committee

This committee addresses issues related to race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, socio-economic status, gender or gender identity, nationality, marital status, and age.

The committee is focused on the recruitment, retention, and admission of faculty, staff and students of diverse backgrounds, facilitating scholarly dialogue across campus, and making recommendations to Student Senate regarding inclusive and diverse approaches.

Email Chair Hossain
Student Activity Fee Committee

This committee oversees all funding for campus clubs and organizations.

It reviews club funding requests, carries out the Funding Request Report (FRR) process each semester, and enforces the SAFC rules.

Email Treasurer O'Connor
Student Services Committee

This is a student initiative committee that 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 coordinating blood drives, representing Student Senate on the Student Health and Wellness Advisory Corps and managing the Improve WSU program.

Email Chair Bainbridge
Passed Motions & Governing Documents

Review the motions passed by Student Senate.

The Student Senate Constitution (PDF) and Student Senate Bylaws (PDF) are Senate’s governing documents. These can be amended by an affirmative vote from 10% of the student body.

Additional governing documents include:

Attend a Meeting

All students are invited to join Student Senate Meetings.

Meetings are held on Wednesdays at 5pm in Kryzsko Commons Solarium (Winona), ITV in ST 110 (Rochester), and Facebook Live stream.

Be a Guest Speaker
Any WSU student, staff, or faculty member is welcome to be a guest speaker at Student Senate meetings. 
The signage on the WSU Student Senate Office window.
Students United
Students United is an independent, non-profit organization financed and operated by students.

Students United is led by Minnesota State University students who are the voice for all future, current and former students.

Three students pose smiling at a campus event.

Their purpose is to represent and support Minnesota State University students and be an advocate at a campus, state and federal level for higher education policies that positively impact students. 

Student United is funded by a $0.61 per credit fee, paid by all students enrolled at a Minnesota State University. Students United serves nearly 70,000 students attending Minnesota’s 7 state universities.

To learn more, contact WSU’s 2022-2023 Students United Board Member Malorie Olson at malorie.olson@go.winona.edu

Contact Student Senate
Student Senate
109-110 Kryzsko Commons

507.457.5316

Email Student Senate
Club Funding & Account Inquiries
Email Senate Treasurer
ASO Director
Email ASO Director