SOIS Student Organizations

The SOIS Student Organizations (SO) were established to improve communication between students, faculty, and the alumni. These are duly authorized organizations registered with the Office of the Dean of Students and administered by an executive committee of students with School advisors.

Doctoral Student Organization

President: Joel DesArmo: ( | DSO Advisor: Dr. Richard Smiraglia

Graduate Student Organization

Student to Contact: Elilzabeth Kamper ( or Emily Voss ( | SOIS Advisor: Sharon Lake

Please Visit the GSO Facebook site for up to date details and events: GSO Facebook page

Undergraduate Student Organization (UG SOISORG)

Student to contact: Casey Hartjes (  | SOIS Org Advisors: Jim Schultz & Angela Sadowsky

Casey Hartjes – President
Madeline Jaeger – Vice President
Anthony Jesmok – Secretary
Sienna Bast – Marketing Director

Please Visit the OrgSync site for up to date details and events:

UWM Student Association (SA)

The Student Association (SA) is the student government of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The SA is run by students and for students with a mission of ensuring that student’s rights are upheld, promoting a high quality of education that is accessible to all, and enriching the student experience at UWM, through representation, advocacy, and the funding of services and activities that improve student life. For more information please visit:

For any questions, comments, or concerns please contact the current SA SOIS Senator: Casey Hartjes at

School of Information Studies Program Rep

Program Reps is a new initiative by the Student Association to ensure every student at UWM has a voice in their student government. The SOIS Program Rep is elected by classmates in their academic program to represent their majors for the academic year. If you have a concern or issue that needs to be addressed within your course, your Program Rep can help.

We’re seeking people from EVERY major to be the eyes and ears for change – to listen up and speak out about the specific needs or students in your discipline.

If you’ve got limited time to commit, but want to make a positive impact on your campus, this is the perfect opportunity for you! This is a great way to build leadership experience and connections on campus, enhance your resume, and give back to the UWM community.

Responsibilities include serving as the first point person for student suggestions and concerns, attendance at a working luncheon with your assigned academic senator once a semester, and biweekly email check-ins.

Current Program Rep: Emily Bahling (

For more information on the Program Reps initiative, please contact the SA SOIS Senator, Casey Hartjes at

ALA Student Chapter

The American Library Association and the SOIS have established an ALA Student Chapter. The ALA Student Chapter is currently apart of the Masters Student Organization. For more information about the chapter please contact the President of the Masters Student Organization.

SAA Student Chapter

The Society of American Archivist Student Chapter.
The purpose of this organization is to provide students with a link to the Society of American Archivists through networking opportunities, tours of local repositories, assistance for students to attend conferences, and a variety of other activities for both on-site and distance education students.
Treshani Perera, President – Email:

ASIST Wisconsin Chapter

The American Society for Information Science and Technology sponsors a Wisconsin Chapter. The chapter sponsors lectures and discussions for area professionals and students.

For more information contact:
Dr. Iris Xie, Professor
Ph: 414-229-6835

UWM Campus - Student Activities Office

For additional information on UWM Campus Student Activities and Organizations, please visit the Student Activity Office (SOA) website.