The program purposes are:
1. To represent UW-La Crosse students to
faculty, staff, administration, system
administration and Board of Regents.
2. To allocate Segregated University Fee to
various funded organizations.
3. To manage the student legal assistance
4. To manage the off campus housing resource
5. Appoint students to various committees
related to student life.
6. To allocate funds for the Sustainability fund
and supervise the Academic Initiative
The student segregated fee supports the
student governance of the university. The budget
funds student salaries, the salaries of the
student legal assistance program and travel for
students to Board of Regent meetings, student
representative meetings, and other system
UW-L Student Association website:
SUFAC (Administrative account)
The purposes of the Segregated University Fee Allocation Committee are:
1. To allocate Segregated University Fee to
various funded organizations
2. To makes recommendations on budget
allocations for all funded groups
3. To hear and discuss any Contingency Requests
4. To review Green Fund requests and forward
recommendations to Student Senate
5. To review budgetary deficits and formulate,
as appropriate, compensation or reduction of
SUFAC budget supports SUFAC and the providing
of materials to SUFAC funded entities. It
includes money for copying materials and food
for working meetings.
SUFAC website: (You are right now on SUFAC
Equipment and Supplies Fund (a.k.a One-shots)
Equipment and Supplies Fund is used to fund
capital-related items, travel, and emergency
It is a one-time request for a need that emerges
after budgets have been finalized.
Any budgeted program can submit requests once a
year during the Fall semester.
The fund is intended to supply items of lasting
use to the organization and/or the campus
U-Pass: MTU & Safe Ride Buses
The UW-L Student Association, UW-L
Administration, and MTU worked together to bring
UW-La Crosse U-Pass Busstudents and employees
the U-PASS program.
The Program has two parts: daily unlimited, fare
free passage on all MTU bus routes and the Safe
Ride - a safe ride between downtown and campus
during evening hours on Thursday, Friday, and
The Safe Ride began with the Fall 2000-01
Semester and the daily fare free MTU service for
students kicked off with the Spring 2000-01
The MTU bus service was expanded to include
faculty and staff in September 2001.
From the fall of 2000 through 2009, MTU buses
have provided over 1,071,000 rides for students!
U-Pass Website: http://www.uwlax.edu/af/upass/
Ability Awareness Programs
The goal of the Ability Awareness Programs is
to provide opportunities for students to become
aware of the positive contributions that people
with disabilities make to this campus and the
community in general.
The programs and activities funded by this
budget contribute to the philosophy of Inclusive
Excellence. When the University provides
programming related to disability awareness, it
shows a commitment to making this campus a
welcoming environment and an accessible campus
Students Advocating Potential Ability
helps to support 5 UW-L choirs, affecting
approximately 230 students. It provides funding
for concert programs and posters, music for 25
concert performances throughout the school year,
rental costs for on-campus concerts and
off-campus performance sites, and travel for
university outreach and other performance
UW-L Choral Music Website:
International Student Programs
One of the main goals is to integrate
international students into UW-L campus life.
Another goal is to expand the opportunities
for cross-cultural sharing between domestic and
Thirdly, we want to provide educational
programming campus wide. Finally, we want to
make sure the international students are able to
experience mid-western culture with domestic
These goals are accomplished through programs
such as "International Awareness Week", trips
to the state capital and the Mall of America,
and International Coffee Hours to name a few.
When the students travel off campus, in order to
receive funding, there must be a mix of
international and domestic students.
This enhances the cross-cultural sharing
opportunities will experiencing mid-western
Office of International Education Website:
Jazz Ensembles I & II, Vocal Jazz Ensemble
and University Combo’s (I – IV) contribute to
the aesthetic experience of all students, to
student involvement, university relations and
The jazz ensembles have earned and maintained
a national reputation as a truly worthwhile and
significant program performing more than twenty
concerts each academic year.
These concerts include two annual university
concerts; two annual scholarship/benefit
concerts sponsored by community and university
supporters; an annual student music educator
sponsored, jazz festival involving more than
1,000 regional high school students, and annual
tour by several of the groups in the program.
Jazz Ensemble Website:
Korean Percussion Ensemble
The Korean Percussion Ensemble and Advanced
Korean Drumming Ensemble contribute to the
aesthetic experience of all students, to student
involvement, university relations and
The Korean Percussion Ensembles have earned
and maintained a national reputation as a
valuable and significant program performing in
more than twenty concerts each academic year.
These concerts include two annual university
concerts, diversity events on campus, in La
Crosse and Winona, as well as a biennial concert
tour to Knoxville, Tennessee for the National
Symposium on Multicultural Music.
Performing though concert tours in various
places for various audiences, each member not
only develops ensemble performance skills but
also improves personal performance skill which
is a crucial ability of a performer. The Korean
Percussion Ensembles travel from schools to
schools in region and state which are imperative
The concerts performed by the UW-L Korean
Percussion Ensembles promote the arts on campus
as well as in the entire region including La
Crosse, Onalaska, La Crescent, Holmen, Winona,
The main goals of LGBT budget are:
1. To educate the campus community on
2. To provide opportunities for LGBTIQQAA
students to attend state, regional or national
3. To partially fund the Welcome Back Social,
National Coming Out Day events, Transgender
Remembrance Week, LGBTIQQAA Month, both fall and
spring Rainbow Graduations, and the
opportunities for LGBTIQQAA students to travel
to state, regional and national conferences.
These initiatives are essential programs for
the campus community and help create a safe and
welcoming campus for all students. LGBTIQQAA
students are a very important part of the
planning, implementation and evaluation of these
programs. Financial support improves the
educational training and support of our students
by allowing them to attend conferences specific
to LGBTIQQAA issues. Their increased knowledge
benefits the campus through improved Ally
Trainings, classroom panels, and educational
sessions. Ally Trainings and classroom panels
represent two effective ways to educate students
on LGBTIQQAA issues. Through these trainings
hundreds of students have an opportunity to be
exposed to LGBTIQQAA students, faculty, staff
and their issues. These programs also support
Inclusive Excellence. Last school year the
students reached over 2,900 people with panels
or trainings. Combined all the LGBTIQQAA
programs reached over 7,800 people.
UW-L Office of Student Life resources for
UW-L Pride Center website: http://www.uwlax.edu/pridecenter/
The Screaming Eagles Marching Band is a
highly spirited ensemble including woodwinds,
brass, percussion, color guard, and pom-pons.
Membership is open to all UW-L students; an
audition is required for pompons. The Screaming
Eagles promote UW-L pride through performances
at athletic contests, university ceremonies, and
Marching Band website:
The program purposes are:
1.To provide opportunities and an environment
for all students to share opinions,
perspectives, and listen to others in order to
improve understanding and respect for others.
2. To provide an array of mechanisms to
develop life-long skills that prepare students
to comfortably interact, work, live, and survive
with all people.
3. To provide leadership development that
support inclusivity, use different conflict
mediation approaches, building cohesive teams,
practice public speaking, and take positive
action for social justice.
4. Teach personal and organizational
responsibility while maintaining integrity.
5. To teach the importance of creating,
developing and following through with clearly
articulated policies, procedures, and protocols
that are rationale for everyone involved.
6. To provide meaningful experiences that
build relationships, connect communities, and
enhance belonging that will have a positive
impact on retention and producing UW-L
Multicultural Student Services website:
The Orchestral Program at UW-L is a very
important part of University life. The main
purpose of the program is to give the students
(majors, minors and non-majors) an opportunity
to keep in touch with the musical activities
they had before coming to UW-L.
There is a very important emotional component
associated with the program. The musical
performance provides an outlet to express inner
emotions through artistic expression.
The main purpose goes beyond playing correct
notes. Students have in their hearts a huge
background of emotive expression which they
explore playing their instruments in the several
ensembles of the program. Also, there is a
cultural value attached to the program, which
enriches the cultural activities on campus.
The ensembles in the program perform an
average of 10 concerts throughout the year.
Orchestra Symphony website:
The program funding supports the production
of plays and musicals on campus.
UW-L Theatre’s goals and objectives are to
create a season of varied plays first and
foremost for our students to attend and to
provide students the opportunity to work both
onstage and backstage in producing these shows.
Secondly, UW-L Theatre attempts to expose the
entire La Crosse region to the chance to see
live theatre. Participation in the productions
at UW-L is open to all students, regardless of
their major or minor.
Students may perform, design and/or build
costumes, scenery, stage manage, or hang and
focus lights. They may also participate by
running lights and sound, serving on run crews,
assisting the management team or participating
as an audience member.
Department of Theatre Arts website:
Women's Studies Student Association
WSSA promotes programming, informational
events, and community building around the topics
of women's lives, women's contributions, and
promoting gender equity. WSSA works in
conjunction with the Department of Women's,
Gender and Sexuality Studies to promote events
of campus-wide interest.
Examples of WSSA goals are building and
sustaining membership, using events and recently
launched feminist book club to engage more
interested students. Educate the campus and
community on issues of peace and violence,
women's history, and gender equity with
programming for Peace Week, Women's History
Carnival, Involvement Fest. Build on WGSS event
promoting activism in the community by
developing a WSSA-sponsored women's activism
UW-L WSSA website:
Student Services and Buildings
Ctrs. Sports & Activities (SAC-C) - Club Sports
Club sports offer over 400 students the
opportunity to participate in 15 different clubs
ranging from activity clubs like Aikido and
Ski/Snowboard to competitive clubs including
Rugby, Lacrosse, and Volleyball.
Each club sport extends opportunities for
students to participate in activities off the
UW-L campus and into Midwest region of the US.
Many of our clubs participate in events around
Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan,
and into North and South Dakota. The goal of
the club sports organization is to assist
student organization with the leadership of
UW-L Club Sports website:
Intramural Sports is structured to meet the
need and interests of the university community
of almost 10,000 students. Providing
competitive and recreational activities in
individual, dual, and team settings.
The following objectives are designed to meet
the demand of the students:
1. Provide activities that are fun, safe, and
fair competitive leagues for students and staff
2. Stress sporting behavior to help build
community among the members of the university
3. Provide diverse programming that meets the
demand of the students.
4. Provide league times that are accessible
by the students.
5. Utilize facilities and maximize the
programmable space on the campus.
6. The following objectives are designed to
provide student staff with a fun and beneficial
7. Provide training, evaluation, and
supervision to enhance the experience of student
8. Provide student development and leadership
opportunities to student staff.
9. Student staff evaluates the effectiveness
of the Department objectives as well as their
Club Sports can apply for additional funding
besides their main segregated fee allocation.
The Post-season budget funds unexpected expenses
after the main budget has been finalized. The
money is distributed by Club Sports Council to
individual club sports that submit requests.
The Racquet is a student-produced weekly
newspaper distributed for UW-La Crosse.
The purposes of The Racquet are:
1. To provide a venue for informing the
student body of campus, local, state, national
and international news
2. To relate current events to students
through the genres of news, health, sports,
entertainment, technology, business, and
3. To promote awareness and participation in
campus and community events.
4. To offer students a voice on campus.
The Racquet website:
The annual scholarship program recognizes the
academic achievement of students. Scholarships and awards are announced at the
scholarship reception set for the last
Monday in April. At this
annual event, scholarship awards are announced
for the following academic year. This event is
one of the best public relations activities
sponsored and more than 400 students, faculty
and donors attend this event.
The scholarship videos have become the
highlight of the program. The program usually
produces four videos for the Scholarship
Reception. The videos have been well-received
and not only highlight the donors, but also give
a student perspective on what it means to
receive a scholarship.
Campus Activities Board - CAB
CAB's goals are:
1. Contribute to campus diversity efforts
2. Plan activities for the entertainment and
education of the UW-L community
3. Increase awareness and interest in
attending campus activities as an alternative to
4. Provide a balance of social, recreational,
and cultural events that will appeal to the
needs and interests of the entire UW-L community
5. Provide leadership opportunities for
members, both Board and general
6. Act as a representation of UW-L at
appropriate conferences throughout the state and
The funding given to CAB allows the
organization to operate and bring entertainment
to the UW-L community. Students involved with
the organization develop skills in a wide
variety of areas, such as leadership,
responsibility, event planning, coordinating,
task organization and delegation, and many
others. Members are given a unique opportunity
to affect the campus and community through
entertainment. CAB provides opportunities for
the individuals looking for applicable
professional experience as well as for
individuals who just want to bring great
entertainment to campus.
Distinguished Lecture Series
The program purposes are:
1. To contribute to Inclusive excellence by
providing a speaker who represents a diverse
perspective to the university community.
2. To contribute to the campus environment
which promotes critical thinking.
3. To expose UW-La Crosse students to
The budget supports one Distinguished lecture
speaker every two years. Funds are carried over
to sustain the program and minimize the amount
of segregated fees needed to do a major
speaker. The last distinguished lecture was in
2009 and the speaker was Ms. Lisa Ling.
Graduate Student Organization
The Graduate Student Organization (GSO) is
dedicated to enriching the educational
experience and professional development of
graduate students at UW-La Crosse.
The program seeks to provide graduate students
with opportunities to:
1. become a part of the
2. attend professional conferences in their
discipline to network with others,
3. bring greater
visibility to UW-L by presenting their research
at regional and national conferences,
4. engage in
preparation for doctoral studies or work after
5. learn grant writing skills share
their knowledge with and mentor undergraduate
6. develop professional contacts and build
networks with others both in and outside of
Graduate Student Organization website:
The Student Organizations Committee is
responsible for the review and distribution of
grants, known as the UW-LSA Organization
The purpose of these grants is to provide
support to student organizations that do not
have other university sources of funding and
access to segregated fees.
There are currently approximately 190
recognized student organizations on campus that
would be eligible to apply for grant dollars.
Student Organizations Resources:
Student Leadership Program
The Leadership Program supports leadership
educational programs that are offered to all
students. The budget finances that All Student
Organization meeting, Fall and Spring Eagle
Roundtables, any co-sponsored leadership
retreats and other activities. The budget also
assists with Celebration of Leadership and
The program budget is the only budget on
campus that is dedicated to Leadership
programming. Leadership programming is a part
of a major comprehensive institution.
Leadership fosters collaboration, commitment,
and consciousness of self, congruence, common
purpose, civility and citizenship.
Student Organizations Resources:
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