The following committees are organized by the Student Association and chaired by Senators. These committees exist to design and implement projects on campus that better students’ lives. Each committee has a few senator seats and a few at-large seats (that is seats for YOU).
You can find the New Shared Governance Application by going to https://uwm.presence.io/form/committee-seat-student-application.
Senate Finance Committee (SFC) – The SFC is a committee of the Student Association, established by the Student Association Constitution, to allocate money from Segregated University Fees. The committee operates as the campus Segregated University Fee Allocation Committee (SUFAC) in accordance with UW Regent, UW- System, and UW-Milwaukee policies.
Student Appropriations Committee (SAC) – The purpose of SAC is to allocate funds to Recognized Student Organizations which meet the eligibility requirements as defined by the SAC allocation process. SAC funding shall be regarded as supplementary support rather than the sole source of revenue for Recognized Student Organizations.
Environmental Sustainability Mentorship Committee (ESMC) – The purpose of the ESMC is to create a collaborative group between the Student Association, students, faculty, staff, and administration to promote the ideals and practices of environmental sustainability at UWM. The ESMC will also allocate the Green Fund and mentor students to implement approved student-led sustainability projects and initiatives on campus that meet the eligibility requirements of the Green Fund allocation process.
The Equitable Accessibility Advocacy Committee (EAAC) – The EAAC exists to identify and address issues related to the accessibility of all students on and around campus. Additionally, this committee intends to advocate for and promote success, support, safety, and inclusivity of students marginalized by accessibility issues. In addition, the EAAC will strive to educate the student body as well as closely communicate and collaborate with the UWM Accessibility Resource Center, DREAM, NAMI, and other resource centers that deal with students facing similar issues.
Gender and Sexuality Advocacy Committee (GSAC) – The Gender and Sexuality Advocacy Committee is a Senate standing committee that exists to identify and address issues related to the LGBTQIA+ Community on and around campus and to advocate on behalf of marginalized gender identities and sexualities to promote success, support, safety, and inclusivity. This committee closely communicates and collaborates with the UWM Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center (LGBTRC), The Inclusive Excellence Center, The Chancellor’s LGBT+ Advisory Committee, the Office of the Dean of Students, and UWM administration.
Graduate Student Representation Committee (GSRC) – The purpose of the GSRC is to represent Graduate Student concerns here on campus and to implement projects that advocate for graduate life and academics.
Health & Wellbeing Committee (HAWC) – The purpose of the Health & Wellbeing Committee is to address issues related to student health and wellbeing on campus. The HAWC may choose to focus on issues including, but not limited to, the following aspects of health: physical, mental, intellectual, social, emotional, nutritional, and financial.
Restaurant Operations Advisory Committee (ROAC) – The purpose of the ROAC is to advise the Director of Restaurant Operations and the Director of Auxiliary Services on policies, budgetary items, and procedures that affect campus dining services based outside of the residence halls.
Student Association Safety Committee (SASC) – The purpose of SASC is to address issues concerning student safety on campus. This committee shall research the safety needs of students. The committee shall communicate with student organizations, advisors, and administrators about upcoming initiatives, as well as inform them about information relevant to campus safety. The committee shall also take part in the active support of individuals who may have fell victim to hostile living environments – victims of sexual assault, theft, rape, or other similar tragedies.
Students of Color Advocacy Committee (SOCAC) – The Students of Color Advocacy Committee exists to identify, and address issues related to students of color on and around campus and to advocate on behalf of students of color to promote success, support, safety, and equality. This committee shall closely communicate and collaborate with the other identity centers, Equity and Diversity Services the Office of the Dean of Students, and UWM administration.
Student Life and Interest Committee (SLIC) – The purpose of SLIC shall be to facilitate the opinions of UW-Milwaukee students regarding student life, diversity, inclusivity, and issues pertaining to students.
Student Leaders Committee (SLC) – The SLC is a committee that exists to identify and address issues related to student organizations at UWM to advocate on behalf of those student organizations to promote communication, broader perspectives, stronger leadership, unity, involvement, and collaboration within and between student organizations to promote a more active and lively student experience at UWM.
Student Transportation Committee (STC) – The purpose of STC is to address issues concerning students’ needs relating to parking and transportation on, to, and around campus. The committee shall liaise with the UWM Parking and Transit Office, the faculty Physical Environment Committee, the UWM Office of Sustainability, and the UWM Administration.
Student Voting Rights Committee (SVRC) – The purpose of SVRC is to promote voter information and civic responsibilities to UW- Milwaukee students related to, but not limited to voter eligibility and registration, election dates, polling locations, accessibility, voter issues presented in a non-partisan manner, and provide knowledge of elected government officials. Further, to encourage the highest possible student voter turnout for all local, state, and national elections.
Women’s Advocacy Committee (WAC) – The purpose of WAC is to identify and address issues related to women on and around campus and to advocate on behalf of women to promote success, support, safety, and equality. This is committee communicates closely and collaborates with the UWM Women’s Resource Center (WRC), Equity and Diversity Services, and the Office of the Dean of Students and UWM administration.
Intercampus Communications Committee (ICC) – The purpose of the ICC is to allow for communication between UWM, Waukesha, and Washington County Student Governments.
Bylaws for all of these committees can be found in the Documents tab, here on this website.