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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.

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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

Luciano Barraza and grandson Raul Correa copy

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


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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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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UWPD chief: Police want to serve everyone on campus

UWPD Chief Kristen Roman says in a recent blog post: “UWPD is committed to serving all members of our campus community. As a public servant, a Badger, a longtime Madison resident, and UWPD Chief, I am deeply concerned about any reported community reluctance to reach out to police for assistance.” …
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UW–Madison enhances process for reporting bias incidents, releases latest campus data

UW–Madison’s commitment to a safe and welcoming learning environment includes a process for students to report incidents of bias or hate and to receive support.
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Jada Kline, winter commencement student speaker, is ready for her Badger moment

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UW–Madison senior Jada Kline remembers watching her high school graduation ceremony with a tinge of disappointment. She’d auditioned to be one of the student speakers but missed the cut. “That could have been me up there,” she thought to herself.
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