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United Council is the State Student Association for the University of Wisconsin System representing over 110,000 students on 21 UW campuses. United Council is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that lobbies, advocates, and organizes on higher education issues at the campus, state, and national level.
United Council also serves as the liaison between the students of Wisconsin and other State Student Associations and governmental and private groups, and informs students of the significant occurrences within those groups. The organization also represents the interests and positions of the students of the University of Wisconsin to the Board of Regents, the state legislature, the Governor, the United States Congress, the President and such other governmental and private agencies.
Finally, United Council serves as an institutional governance group within the University of Wisconsin System to facilitate communication between and among campuses on systemwide issues and policies, while promoting and encouraging the free and spirited interchange of ideas and methods of operations between the student governments of the state and the students of the state. The organization also provides leadership training and skills-building opportunities for students in UW System in campus community organizing, media and public relations, grassroots and face-to-face lobbying techniques, coalition building and conflict resolution.
Our mission: to represent all students of the UW System and advocate for them on issues of higher education pertaining to value, quality and the student experience.
Our Vision: to identify injustice and harm incurred within the UW System and work collaboratively in partnership with all impacted communities to restore justice.