A Message from President Mercier

My name is Kaitlyn Mercier, and it is my honor to serve as your Winona State University Student Senate President for the 2021-2022 academic year. I cannot express how excited I am to get to represent every single student. This city and college are our homes during our time at WSU and this is the place that helps us grow into the person we intend to be.

As an elected representative of the student body, I have the opportunity to represent and lead my peers in addressing the important issues our shared community faces. In partnership with the university administration, faculty, student organizations, and other community stakeholders, we strive to create a better home here at Winona State. I am constantly inspired by the great things that WSU students have and will continue to achieve.

The countless opportunities for personal and community growth do not preclude the need for making our campus a better place. Student Senate will continue to tirelessly advocate on behalf of students on issues of affordability, inclusion, and student well-being. This is your campus, and it would not be the same without every individual student's passion and voice. I urge you all to continue to advocate for what you believe in and use your voice because that will help Student Senate fight for policies and issues you seek to change.

This year, Student Senate will be dedicated to hearing all student voices and ensuring every individual has a safe space on campus. This will be done by increasing the number of all-gender bathrooms on campus, recommending and providing the proper training such as Safe Space and PACT Training for faculty, staff, and administration, and increasing the opportunities to amplify and engage diverse voices at all levels.

Please check out our website for information about creating and maintaining clubs, applying for Student Senate or Students United campus committee, and additional information about our work. Also, please follow us on Twitter @WinonaSenate, like us on Facebook @WSUSS, and follow us on Instagram @WSUSS.

If you have questions or concerns about any aspect of Winona State University student life, do not hesitate to reach out to me directly at Kaitlyn.Mercier.2@go.winona.edu