This page provides information about United Council’s student leadership, governing documents, meetings, and finances. For more information on United Council’s purpose and mission, visit About UC.
Board of Directors
FY13-14 Budget Feeback Form United Council is seeking your input on developing the FY13-14 operating budget. Please identify your status as a student, staff, alumni, or member of the general public. List your most important funding priorities. Your comments will be acknowledged electronically and tabulated along with all of the comments received. An individual response may be provided to questions seeking pertinent information if your contact information is included.
The Board of Directors is the executive authority of United Council. The Board is comprised of four representatives from the UW Colleges, comprehensive institutions, and research institutions, the president, vice president, secretary, alumni board chair, and executive director.
- A meeting of the Board of Directors is scheduled for Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 PM.
- A meeting of the Finance Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15 at 6:00 PM.
- A meeting of the Legislative Affairs Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, May 22 at 8:15 PM.
- A meeting of the Finance Committee is scheduled for Thursday, May 23 at 6:00 PM.
- Meetings are conducted by phone conference. Call-in Number: (605) 475-4000; Passcode: 753444#
Board of Directors Meetings and Agendas All meetings of United Council’s Board of Directors and subordinate committees are held in accordance with Wisconsin’s Open Meetings Law. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors are held at least nine times a year, with four of those meetings held at UC conventions. Agendas and meeting minutes are provided on this page.
Board of Directors Contact Information The Board of directors email contact information can be found here. Board members are expected to fulfill the mission of the organization by attending all meetings and UC functions, actively participating in UC campaigns, and representing their constituents in the business of the Board of Directors.
Board of Directors Approved Legislation Actions taken by United Council’s Board of Directors are enacted by motions or resolutions. Those resolutions which have been adopted are published here following each board meeting.
Officer and Board Member Reports United Council leadership provides you with written reports on our organization’s progress. In these reports, officers (biweekly) and board members (monthly) keep you updated on our activities.
Request for Absence Board Members should use this form to request an excused absence from United Council events or meetings. Absences are contingent on approval of the Vice President.
Board Travel Request Board Members should use this form to request funding for travel to events, meetings, and other business. The form is submitted to the Finance Committee for consideration.
Corporate Bylaws The operating protocols and mandates of the organization are provided in the corporate bylaws.
Board of Directors Bylaws The conduct of the Board of Directors and committees are governed a separate bylaws document, which is subject to the Corporate Bylaws.
Policy Platform The official positions of the organization are indicated in the policy platform. United Council believes everyone deserves the right to an accessible and affordable public college education and that students have the right to actively participate in the creation and review of all policies that directly or indirectly impact their college experience.
Financial Policies and Procedures These policies serve as guidelines for the financial management of United Council. The include policies regarding: the budget process, UC membership within organizations, financial position papers, travel funds, stipends/per diem, and investments.
Personnel Policies and Procedures The working relations of United Council employees as a means of achieving goals and objectives are governed by the Personnel Policies and Procedures.
Lobby Corps Bylaws United Council Lobby Corps shall serve as a student-focused community outreach program for the purposes of leadership development, UW-community relations, student advocacy, and coalition building for United Council issues.
United Council is funded by a Mandatory Refundable Fee (MRF). This fee is recognized by the UW Board of Regents (Policy 30-4) and calls for prospective member campus to join through a campus referendum. Once members of United Council, each student pays $3.00 per semester to fund the organization’s operating budget. As its name suggests, this fee is refundable for students who do not wish to pay. All that is needed is a record of enrollment and tuition paid in full for the current semester. All MRF requests must be submitted to the United Council Finance Director within the first 45 days of each semester.
United Council creates an annual report to be made accessible to all membership as a show case of a full year of campaigning and training students.