“We believe that the pursuit of equity, diversity and inclusion is a moral obligation and is essential to living our values, achieving our goals and building a stronger Department. We are committed to diversity both as an end in itself, and also because we are convinced that it helps us achieve our main goals, namely maximizing student learning, generating cutting-edge research, training the next generation of scientists, and serving our communities.” — Chair of the Department of Psychology
Multicultural Student Center
● About: The primary mission of the Multicultural Student Center is to collaboratively strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, can realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience.
● Who’s it for? Students of color, persons of other marginalized identities, and their allies.
Office for Equity and Diversity
● About: The Office for Equity and Diversity (OED), a unit within the Division of Diversity, Equity, & Educational Achievement, promotes, integrates and transfers equity and diversity principles to nurture human resources and advance the mission of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
● Who’s it for? Sexual assault and childhood abuse survivors, students of marginalized identities, students with disabilities, graduate students for equity
International Student Services
● About: International Student Services (ISS) offers a wide variety of services and programs to international students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The ISS staff provides information and programs to international students about the campus and community and provide support and assistance concerning visas and related immigration issues.
● Who’s it for? International Students and their allies LGBT Campus Center http://lgbt.wisc.edu/ ● About: The LGBT Campus Center provides education, outreach, advocacy, and resources for UW-Madison student communities and their allies to improve campus climate and their daily intersectional experiences. ● Who’s it for? LGBTQ students and their allies
McBurney Disability Resource Center
● About: The McBurney Center mission is to utilize our expertise in disability and higher education, and work in partnership with the University of Wisconsin community to 1) deliver innovative and high quality services and classroom accommodations to UW students with disabilities, 2) facilitate and advocate for reasonable accommodations so that students have equal access to the programs, activities and services of the institution, 3) cultivate opportunities for students to articulate their strengths and advocate for necessary accommodations, and 4) identify and respond to the dynamic nature of student needs and learning environments.
● Who’s it for? Students with any form of disability
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
● About: The University of Wisconsin established the Employee Assistance Office to assist faculty and staff with maintaining and enhancing both their personal and professional lives. We offer services to promote emotional well-being, as well as respectful and productive work environments.
● Who’s it for? Students and employees working through the UW-Madison system
Center for Cultural Enrichment (UW Housing) http://www.housing.wisc.edu/residencehalls-life-diversity.htm
● About: Our mission at the CCE is to provide a safe and all-inclusive space that brings to life the Residence Life core values of academics, diversity, community, and involvement. We achieve this mission through outreach, programming, and promoting diversity of thought. We strive toward social justice, as well as seek a holistic approach to it by embracing all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender expressions, religions, classes, abilities, or any other aspects of identity we hold.
● Who’s it for? Persons of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender expressions, religions, classes, abilities, or any other aspects of identity
Transfer Transition Program
● About: The Transfer Transition Program recognizes the diverse experiences each transfer student brings to our campus. We also understand that you transfer from a wide variety of institutions and bring with you a unique set of strengths and challenges. As you begin your transition to the University of Wisconsin–Madison, we hope you remember the value of your previous experiences and share them with the faculty, staff and students at UW–Madison.
● Who’s it for? All transfer students.
University Health Services
● About: University Health Services (UHS) is the UW-Madison student health center. For more than 100 years, our physicians, nurses, psychologists, and counselors have offered high-quality health care and wellness services that are culturally respectful, fiscally responsible, and developmentally appropriate to student needs. With more than 100,000 student visits each year, our integrated care model promotes and protects the health of our campus community so that students benefit from them whether or not they ever receive care at UHS.
● Who’s it for? All UW–Madison students who are enrolled for credit during a fall, spring, or summer semester and pay segregated fees are eligible to use all UHS services during that academic term.
Dean of Student Office
● About: We assist students with a variety of concerns by working directly with them and connecting them to appropriate resources on campus. We also consult with and serve as a resource for faculty and staff, parents, families, and friends, working together to serve students.
● Who’s it for? All students, faculty, and staff
● About: The UW-Madison Police Department provides complete law enforcement services to the campus community — using state-of-the-art, innovative policing techniques. All our police officers are deputized by the Dane County Sheriff, and are authorized to enforce all State of Wisconsin laws and Rules of the Board of Regents.
● Who’s it for? All students, faculty, and staff
Accessible Circulator Shuttle Pilot Program http://transportation.wisc.edu/parking/permit_disabled.aspx
● About: The Accessible Circulator Shuttle provides supplemental service to the campus bus for those with mobility issues. Note that as of September 1, 2016 the shuttle will no longer serve private residences or businesses. The shuttle will only serve campus buildings.
● Who’s it for? Students in need of mobile assistance.
Office of Childcare and Family Resources
● About: The Office of Child Care and Family Resources promotes the academic and professional goals of the University of Wisconsin community through the administration of early education and family support programs.
● Who’s it for? Students in need of childcare assistance.
Graduate Program Fellowships
All graduate students are guaranteed funding for at least 5 academic years. The funding provided could be a fellowship, research assistantship, teaching assistantship or a variety of national external awards. Most students will hold a variety of positions during their career. All support comes with a stipend, benefits and tuition remission.