Responsibilities of students. The students of each district, subject to the responsibilities and powers of the board, the state director, the district board, the district director and the faculty, shall be active participants in the immediate governance of and policy development for the district and may participate in all matters affecting student interests to the extent not in conflict with the terms of any collective bargaining agreement. As such, students have primary responsibility for the formulation and review of policies concerning student life and services. Students in consultation with the district director and subject to the final confirmation of the district board have the responsibility for the disposition of student activity and incidental fees under s. 38.14 (9). The students of each district may organize themselves in a manner that they determine and select their representatives to participate in district governance. This section does not prohibit the board, the state director, the district board, the district director or the faculty from selecting students to participate in district governance but any students selected by those bodies or persons shall not be considered to be representatives of the students for the purposes of the students' right to select their representatives to participate in district governance. 38.145 

There are many obvious benefits in an organization that has a membership of working individuals, individual campuses, and districts. Some of these benefits which your districts/campuses can realize include:

  • Receiving crucial information on legislation and proposals dealing with education in the technical college system.
  • Establishing lines of communication and a working rapport with educational, government, and political leaders.
  • Participating in and positively affecting the legislative process as it pertains to the technical college system.
  • Working together on worthwhile projects that can benefit education, both now and in the future
  • Networking and developing camaraderie among members and student governments amongst the 16 technical colleges 

There are many obvious benefits in an organization that has a membership of working individuals, individual campuses, and districts.  Some of these benefits which your districts/campuses can realize include:

  • Receiving crucial information on legislation and proposals dealing with education in the technical college system. 
  • Establishing lines of communication and a working rapport with educational, government, and political leaders.
  • Participating in and positively affecting the legislative process as it pertains to the technical college system.
  • Working together on worthwhile projects that can benefit education, both now and in the future
  • Networking and developing camaraderie among members and student governements amoungst the 16 technical colleges.

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  • Creation and passage of legislation to seat a student on theWisconsin Technical College System Board §15.94 as a voting member §15.94
  • Seating of WTCS students on both the Higher Educational Aids Board §15.67 and the Council on Financial Aid Seating of a student on the Governor's Task Force on the technical college system Establishment of a statewide WSG Governor's Board of Directors and officers Control of the expenditure of student activity fees §38.145within the guidelines set by the districts and the WTCS state board
  • Guaranteed retraining of WTCS graduates §38.24 who are deemed not adequately prepared for the workforce
  • Successful lobbying of biennium budget increases Gained ground on the transferability of credits between the UW system and the WTCS system Recognized as members of the the Wisconsin Technical College System Coalition. The coalition confederation of key stakeholder organizations that “reflect the interest of and coordinate the support of” the individual member organizations, the Wisconsin Technical College System, the colleges, their learners, and technical and career education in Wisconsin.

WTCS Coalition Member Organizations:

  • Wisconsin Technical College System
  • Wisconsin Technical College District Boards Association
  • WTCS Presidents Association
  • Wisconsin Education Association Council
  • AFT-Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Association of Career & Technical Education
  • Wisconsin Student Government

Wisconsin Student Government (WSG) is comprised of student representatives from the 16 Wisconsin Technical College System technical college districts in the State of Wisconsin. WSG is organized as a 501(c)(6) organization under tax codes of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and is a nonpartisan organization.

Our Mission

  • To represent, promote, advocate and protect the interests of the technical colleges and their students in the 16 districts compromising the State of Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS)
  • To establish positive relationships with state legislators in support of the needs and interests of WTCS students and colleges
  • To communicate relevant information to legislators at the state level
  • to garner support for the Wisconsin Technical College System 

Our Vision

  • create and maintain an active network between the students of the technical colleges in the 16 WTCS districts
  • share ideas for growth and development between the schools
  • develop leadership and team-building skills among the members of WSG
  • provide knowledge and techniques members can transfer to the students at their schools
  • provide skills to act as a force of change for the better, at school and in the community

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

  • October 11 & 12, 2019 Gateway Technical College, Elkhorn Campus
  • November 15, 2019 Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton
  • January 17, 2020 Northcentral Technical, Wausau
  • February 17 & 18, 2020 Legislative Seminar, Concourse, Madison
  • April 24,  2020 Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee