The Oshkosh Student Association is the student government that represents all students regarding issues and policies relating to academic and non-academic scores. Established in 1959, we are an advocate for the best interests of the students at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. The state of Wisconsin affords all students the opportunity to provide input in all operations of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
OSA is instrumental in voicing the opinions of the student body to University faculty, University of Wisconsin System administration, and the state and federal governments. OSA created Differential Tuition in 2004 to help supplement areas where budgets were severely cut by the state. Differential Tuition helped preserve quality student services such as the writing center, math lab, academic advising, career services, counseling center, reading center, and Oshkosh Scholar. In addition, OSA is also responsible for the distribution of $9 million in segregated fees that fully fund the Student Wellness and Recreation Center, Reeve Memorial Union, Children’s Learning and Care Center, and athletics. Other services and programs OSA has brought to the University include the Titan Readership Program, Student Legal Services and Student Savings Club.
OSA currently supports and allocates budgets to approximately 150 student organizations at UW Oshkosh. Along with allocating funds, OSA also oversees approval of new student organizations.
Students interested in joining OSA as a senator or committee member are encouraged to email firstname.lastname@example.org.