Guide to the University of Wisconsin--Eau Claire Student Senate Bills,​ 1967-​2020

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Overview of the Collection

Special Collections & Archives
McIntyre Library
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
P.O.  Box 4004
105 Garfield Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54702 – 4004
(715) 836-2739

Reference Code: USGZE AS86

Accession Number: 84-117a, 85-50, 86-162, 87-51, 88-91, 89-24, 90-49, 91-63, 92-035, 93-73, 95-102, 96-81, 97-11, 98-14, 99-6, 01-06, 05-21, 06-24, 06-65,08-004, 08-082, 10-016, 11-005, 12-009, 13-003, 23-032

Collection Number: Archives Series 86 

Creators: University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire 

Title: Student Senate Bills

Dates: 1967-2020

Quantity: 2 linear feet (2 record cartons); Digital Materials: 622 files, 14 folders, 129 MB

Location of Collection: D4/1e; Digital Asset Preservation Storage: “AS086_StudentSenateBills”

Languages: Collection materials are in English.

Summary: Drafts of bills brought before the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate, such as funding levels for approved student organizations, student health insurance, and other student related issues. Includes digital materials.

Biographical / Historical Note

The UW-Eau Claire Student Senate represents the best interests of the students at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire by authoring and passing legislation to better improve student life and the overall quality of the University. Some of the first foundations of the organization date back to 1924. The current Student Senate organization that we know today was formed between 1964 and 1966.  Student Senate offers advice and opinions to the University faculty, University of Wisconsin System administration, Eau Claire City Council, as well as the state and federal governments. 

The Student Senate has the annual responsibility of allocating funds from segregated fees to organized activities such as Student Legal Services, UW-EC Athletics, Student Health Services, NOTA, SRI and numerous other deserving organizations. In addition, Student Senate Commissions have limited control over other funds within the Information Technology Budget, Differential Tuition, and the Green Fund. The Information Technology Budget controls laptop rentals, general access labs, wireless internet and much more. Differential Tuition funds faculty-student collaborative research, service learning, first year experience classes as well as other quality programs. Student Senate plans events throughout the year including HOUSE Day; Pack it Up, Pass it On; and others. Student Senate also oversees the approval of all new student organizations on campus and appoints students to university committees.

Content Description

Physical copies of student senate bills range from 1967-1968 through 2015-2016 academic years, through the 59th session. Digital student senate bills are located in the Digital Asset Preservation Storage: “AS086_StudentSenateBills” collection. Accession folder 23-032 includes files ranging from the 51st session (2007-2008) through the 63rd session (2019-2020). Information about Student Senate session activities is available on the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate website:

Related Collections

AS084: UW-EC Student Senate minutes and agendas, 1955-2020

AS318: UW-EC Student Senate minutes and agendas of commissions, boards and ad hoc committee, 1963-2004

AS337: UW-EC Student Senate resolutions and motions, 1963-2019

AS338: UW-EC Student Senate Personnel, policies, procedures, 1960-2019

AS339: UW-EC Student Senate correspondence, 1960-1995

AS340: Student Senate and Commissions projects, issues and committee files, 1961-2000

AS341: UW-EC Student Senate budget, 1962-2012

AS585: UW-EC Student Senate scrapbooks, 1968-1998

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information: Transferred to the University Archives by Student Affairs and Student Senate from ca. 1984-2020.

Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public.

Use Restrictions: Researchers are responsible for using in accordance with 17 U.S.C. Copyright owned by the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire.

Processing Note: Processed by Valerie Way in May 2008 and updated by Isaiah Frater in September 2013. Digital additions processed by Julie Hatfield in June 2023. Accession 20-011 of digital materials (56th-59th session bills) was deaccessioned and replaced with digital materials from accession 23-032.

Arrangement: Chronological.

OCLC #: 20478252


Corporate Names: 
University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire

Subject Terms: 
College Student Government—Wisconsin--Eau Claire
University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire—Students
University of Wisconsin—Eau Claire. Student Senate
University Records
Bills (legislative records)

Geographical Terms:
Eau Claire, Wis.

Detailed List of Contents




Box 1

Student Senate Bills


Box 2

Student Senate Bills

1978-1992, 1993-2000, 2001-2012, 2015-2016

Folder “AS086_StudentSenateBills_23-032”

51st Session (2007-2008) through 63rd Session (2019-2020)

622 files, 14 folders, 129 MB