36.09 (5) Here we go… 36.09 (5) states… • 36.09(5) STUDENTS. The students of each institution or campus subject to the responsibilities and powers of the board, the president, the chancellor and the faculty shall be active participants in the immediate governance of and policy development for such institutions. As such, students shall have primary responsibility for the formulation and review of policies concerning student life, services and interests. Students in consultation with the chancellor and subject to the final confirmation of the board shall have the responsibility for the disposition of those student fees which constitute substantial support for campus student activities. The students of each institution or campus shall have the right to organize themselves in a manner they determine and to select their representatives to participate in institutional governance. 36.09 (5) • Wisconsin State Statute • Gives students the right to a role in university governance. • SUPER IMPORTANT!!! • Because we have the responsibility to formulate and review policies concerning student life services and interests. • Required by law to have some sort of student government. • This state statute gives students a right to a voice on campus. What?!? Why? More on 36.09 (5) Whoo Hoo!!!! There’s MORE!!! The More… • Organize our student government as we see fit. • This means: – We, as students, get to choose how the Student Association is run • (It’s cooler than it sounds.) – We get to choose our own representatives • (YAY student run elections!!) – Not subject to a student government chosen by anyone but the students of UW-L. We are represented by the people we choose, YOU! • (The chosen ones: think of yourselves as the Anakin Skywalkers of UW-L minus the whole falling to the dark side stuff.) Hang in there! • Hedgehogs… why can’t they just share the hedge? What? There’s more? • Allocate student fees that constitute substantial support for campus activities. • We get a say in how and where student fees are spent. • Our money, our decisions! • Student run committees like SUFAC (Segregated University Fee Allocation Committee)! Review • 36.09 (5) – Gives students primary responsibility for the development and review of politics affecting student life – Gives students the right to organize their student government as they see fit – Lets students allocate student fees that constitute substantial support for campus activities Questions??