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Reeve Memorial Union, R208C
748 Algoma Blvd
Oshkosh, WI, 54901
Phone: (920) 424-3202
Email: osa@uwosh.edu 

Senate

The Senate is one of the two houses of UW Oshkosh’s unique student legislature. The membership of the Senate includes twenty-five Senators elected by the student body.

Students interested in becoming a Senator not listed on the OSA election ballot may complete a OSA Senator Application. Completed applications can be sent to the OSA Office Manager, Tyler Klaver (klavet08@uwosh.edu).

OSA Senator Application

Meetings are every Wednesday, at 5:00PM. Check Titan Connection Events for meeting locations or contact the OSA Office Manager.

 

Positions and Responsibilities

In general, senators are expected to act as advocates for their fellow students on university matters that the OSA is involved in. Senators have the power to bring forward, debate, and pass resolutions and initiatives that will benefit the student body. They also are required to serve on 1-2 college committees as student representatives. It is expected that all Senators attend the body’s weekly meetings.

Usually, Senators spend 1-5 hours per week on their Senate responsibilities, depending on what they are working on or what committee meetings are that week. Past that, responsibilities vary depending on the type of senatorial seat someone is in; there are three (3) main types of senators: At-Large, Advocacy, and Academic.

At-Large Senators – represent and advocate on behalf of the student body at large.

Advocacy Senators – represent specific student communities on campus and are tasked with hosting or participating in some sort of event, or authoring a resolution that benefits the community they represent.

Academic Senators– represent specific academic colleges on campus and are tasked with hosting or participating in some sort of event, or authoring a resolution that benefits the college they represent.

Members

Officers:

Vice President – Caprice Swanks

Vice President Pro-Temp – Steven Schlosser

Senators:

At Large Senator – Tim Torgerson

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Non-Traditional Students Advocacy Senator – (vacant)

Fraternal and Sorority Life Advocacy Senator – (vacant)

LGBTQ+ Advocacy Senator – Jayme Baumann

Women’s Advocacy Senator – Liz Jacobson

Armed Services and Veterans Advocacy Senator – Daniel Barker

Students with Disabilities Advocacy Senator – Kev Kollmann

First Generation Advocacy Senator – (vacant)

Athletics Advocacy Senator – (vacant)

International Student Advocacy Senator – (vacant)

Multicultural Advocacy Senator – (vacant)

Graduate Academic Senator – Beth Bouche

Education and Human Services Academic Senator – (vacant)

Nursing Academic Senator – (vacant)

Business Academic Senator – (vacant)

Letters and Science Academic Senator – (vacant)