Student Governance


Students have the opportunity to directly influence campus policies, activities and more by participating in governance opportunities. Check out the following information to find the best fit for you!

Whitewater Student Government (WSG):

The Whitewater Student Government's mission is to actively assess and serve the needs of the students of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater through providing an open forum atmosphere. WSG also serves as a bridge among the students, student leaders, and the campus administration.

Values Include:

  • Student Needs and Issues for representative governance
  • Communication across campus and community
  • Input from Students, Administration, Community, UW Institutions, Faculty, Alumni and other Student Organizations
  • Shared Governance with RHA, Faculty Senate, Academic Staff Assembly, Staff of the Chancellor, Multicultural Organizations, Panhellenic, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inter-Fraternity Council
  • Service through Adopt-a-Lots, Tax Services, Legal Services, Guide to Government

For more information please go to the WSG Web site.

Residence Hall Association (RHA):

The Residence Hall Association is an organization established to promote interaction among residence halls. In order to achieve this purpose, RHA provides services and activities for the benefit of the residents. Also, RHA exists to formulate, review, recommend, and maintain all policies within the Office of Residence Life and the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. For more information please go to the RHA Web Site.

Dean's Advisory Councils (DAC):

The Dean's Advisory Council provides a forum for students to communicate their concerns and interests directly to the Dean of their undergraduate college. Members of the DAC also represent student perspectives on various College committees and have networking opportunities to meet with alumni. Appointments are made in the fall for the academic year. For additional information please contact the department chair for your major.

Campus Committees:

UW-Whitewater is committed to including students in campus decision-making. As such, campus committees include students from a variety of sources. Generally, to become a committee member you are appointed or asked to join based upon your involvement in other organizations, especially WSG and RHA.