Here is a copy of Student Body President Taylor West "State of WSA" speech delivered on November 7, 2020. Click the link above to read the full speech.
The Western Student Association (WSA) would like to recognize all of the members of the Western Michigan University (WMU) community who exercised their right to vote in the 2020 Election. From first time voters to those who have made it a lifelong habit, we commend you for making your voice heard and participating in our democracy. Due to your participation, we have seen a 12.6% increase in voter turnout in Kalamazoo County since 2016 and historic levels of youth voter turnout across the state of Michigan and the entire country. Despite the unprecedented circumstances of an election during a global pandemic, you prioritized your most important right and responsibility as a citizen, and that is worth celebrating.
Click the link to read the rest of WSA’s 2020 Post Election Statement
2020 - 2020 Allocations deliberations dates have been confirmed. Please check the allocations page to view the deliberation dates and learn how to apply for funding for the academic school year. Please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org us with questions.
The allocations team still plans to hold a summer II allocations deliberation on Aug 14 at noon. We will accept budgets up to one week prior to the deliberation on Aug 7th. Please email them to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and contact us with further questions.
In our efforts to be as transparent as possible, your student government is continuing to work on the items that were previously listed in our Blackout Statement. Below is a copy of the letter sent on by the Western Student Association cabinet members on behalf of all students. The WMU administration is in full support of our "Blackout Statement" and the Faculty and Staff Letter (posted below). Each college dean is making it their priority to send the two communications on top of a personalized letter of support out in the next few days.
To the Bronco community, we hear you, and we see you. We will never stop fighting for you.
The Western Student Association stands in solidarity with George Floyd, his family, and all of the protesters fighting to end systematic oppression. We do not stand for hatred, bigotry, or police brutality of any kind.
We acknowledge the injustices in our nation and we are committed to advocating for change at WMU. We challenge our Broncos and students of other universities to join in on the conversation as well.
Please click the link to view the full statement.
After further review, the allocations committee has decided to cancel the summer I allocations deliberation. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused your organization. As before, previously allocated funds that were not used may still be able to be utilized in or through Fall 2020, please contact email@example.com with further questions.
The Office of Student Engagement will continue to process reimbursements on a limited basis. If you have not received a refund please get back with the allocations committee on or after May 15th.
Currently, August 14th is the current date for Summer II deliberations for funding needed in September.
In compliance with state government mandates, there will be no WSA deliberations in April. With this in mind, we will attempt to have both a summer I and summer II deliberations. The tentative date for summer I deliberations is May 15th. Please keep in mind that this may change if any future mandates or extensions are made. As usual, please have all proposals submitted 14 days prior to the deliberations date. If you had received allocations funding in the spring that you were unable to utilize, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Your funds may be able to be kept into Fall 2020. This is on a case by case basis.
Currently, August 7 is the tentative date for summer 2 deliberations.
On Wednesday, February 19th, the School of Music performed a concert titled "Spirituals." Below is the official statement of the Western Student Association Cabinet, and Lauren V. Smith, Student Body President, regarding the situation.