The SOIS Student Organizations (SO) were established to improve communication between students, faculty, and 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: Meghan Dowell |
Officer: Vanessa Schlais |
Officer: Xioahan Yan |

Undergraduate Student Organization (UG SOISORG)

Student to contact: TBD | SOIS Org Advisors: Jim Schultz & Angela Sadowsky

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 funding of services and activities that improve student life. For more information please visit:

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.

To view the current SOIS Program Rep visit:

American Library Association (ALA) Student Chapter

For more information about the chapter please contact the President of the Student Chapter.

President: Emily Villars
Vice President: Opeyemi Oboh
Secretary: Andrea Urbina
Treasurer: Samuel Kennedy

Please visit the SOIS ALA Student Chapter webpage for up-to-date details.

Society of American Archivist Student (SAA) Student Chapter

The purpose of the Society of American Archivist Student Chapter 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.

Please visit the SOIS SAA Student Chapter facebook page for up-to-date details and events:

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 (

UWM Campus – Student Involvement Office

For additional information on UWM Campus Student Involvement Office, please visit the Student Involvement website (