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Photo of Moaz Bashammakh (with camera), Hidenobu Yajima (back left), Zhiyue Ding (front left), Alwaleed Jadallah (back right), Qiantong Guo (front right) take a group photo in front of the Abraham Lincoln statue on Bascom Hill as part of a scavenger hunt during an International Student Summer Institute class.

UW–Madison is committed to creating a community where every person feels welcome, valued, and able to succeed. This is an ongoing and collaborative effort with initiatives across campus. This site tracks progress and reports on the outcomes of these initiatives. Join the effort to make our campus more inclusive for the diverse members of our community.

News and updates

New LGBT CC director announced: Meet Warren Scherer

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The new assistant dean/director of the LGBT Campus Center is “thrilled” to join UW-Madison and work with LGBT students to connect their passion with their purpose. Warren Scherer, who starts today, has 19 years of experience working with LGBT populations, the last nine of them in a university setting.
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Fixing an athletics problem

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Jennifer Hunter was tapped last fall to serve as the new director of diversity and inclusion for the athletics division at UW-Madison. The university’s decision to house an office of diversity and inclusion for athletics makes it stand out from other colleges and universities.
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Meet Julia Nepper, who earned a UW-Madison Ph.D. at 23

Nepper, who identifies as multi-racial, said she has a number of friends who have recounted discrimination at UW-Madison, but she has not encountered that, she said. “I know so many people who have had negative experiences, I feel I’m super lucky.” …
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Participants in SACNAS conference boost Hispanic, Native scientists

Over twenty University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty, staff, and students traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah to participate in the 2017, Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) conference. SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists.
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Never too late: Alum to participate in winter commencement 50 years after earning degree

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In 1967, Barraza completed a doctoral degree in agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Yet work obligations in his native Mexico and a lack of money kept him from being able to participate in the commencement ceremony. Fifty years later, Barraza, 77, will get that chance.
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JSA event celebrates Asian culture

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The richness and diversity of Asian culture were on display at a cultural celebration Saturday at Ingraham Hall sponsored by the Japanese Student Association.
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WISCONSIN BLACK STUDENT UNION TO LEAD FIGHT AGAINST SICKLE CELL DISEASE

On Dec. 5, students and community members will come together in the fight against sickle cell disease with a new leader at the front. Sickle Cell Blood Drives have existed in Madison for over five years, but the effort was recently reignited when the Wisconsin Black Student Union (WBSU) committed …
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