Under the authority of Wisconsin Statute 36.09(5), it is the students’ right and obligation to oversee the distribution of segregated fees.
The Student Services Finance Committee (SSFC) is the allocations branch of the Associated Students of Madison at UW-Madison. The committee allocates approximately $51 million in segregated fees, in consultation with UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank.
You can connect with Student Services Finance Committee Chair Tess Reilly during virtual office hours every Friday from 9 AM to 11 AM.
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What Budgets Does SSFC Have Influence Over?
The Student Services Finance Committee (SSFC) makes funding decisions on the following:
Allocable (meaning direct amendments to budgets):
Non-Allocable (meaning giving recommendations to budgets):
How Can I Join the SSFC?
The Student Services Finance Committee (SSFC) is a committee of 15 students:
- 4 appointed directly from the Student Council
- 5 appointed from the Nominations Board
- 6 generally elected from the student body
Why Should I Join the SSFC?
- Critical Thinking
- Articulating Thoughts and Opinions
- Debate and Discussion Skills
- Reading and Interpreting Budgets
- Networking with Campus Leadership
The SSFC is a paid position within the student government, averaging about 5-10 hours per week.
There are three leadership positions within the SSFC:
- SSFC Chair
- SSFC Vice Chair
- SSFC Secretary
There are also additional opportunities to sit on various Shared Governed committees as an SSFC representative that include:
- University Health Services Advisory Board
- Recreational Sports Advisory Board
- Union Council
- Student Transportation Board
Each spring, the SSFC Chair prepares closed meeting report and presentation to the current Chancellor documenting the year of segregated fee disbursement in the Associated Students of Madison.
Electronically, we have copies of these reports dating back to 2018 for the student body to review.
These summarize the happenings of that year as well as important assessments and accomplishments of the committee.
The Chancellor keeps earlier copies of these reports in the Chancellor's office.