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Discussions on diversity and inclusion
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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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

Photo of Jada Kline

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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Creating beautiful beadwork to mark Native November

Wunk Sheek student leader Tashya Chevalier demonstrates a beading technique to first-year student Katie Gapinski. (Photo by Nate Moll)

As part of a month-long celebration of Native American experience, heritage and legacy, student members of Wunk Sheek hosted a bead workshop at Chadbourne Hall designed to teach contemporary Native American styles to the UW–Madison community.
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Voterpalooza recruits student voters on UW-Madison campus

Photo image of students at registration tables, courtesy of WKOW

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New Faculty Focus: Sami Schalk

The assistant professor’s research focuses on disability, race and gender in contemporary American literature and culture …
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At 2017 Diversity Forum, a wealth of student voices infuse discussions on campus climate

The two-day Diversity Forum on Nov. 7 and 8 proved popular, with about 650 people taking in all or part of the first day, and for the first time, a second day of workshops, which drew about 250 participants. PHOTO: ANDY MANIS

Speakers at this year’s Diversity Forum at UW–Madison dove into a wide array of issues, exploring from a multitude of perspectives how to make the campus more welcoming and inclusive. Fittingly, students were at the forefront of many of the discussions, both as panelists and audience members.
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Chancellor: Climate Survey results show some good news, but also indicates some serious concerns

 A recent campus-wide survey of students found that most view our climate positively, consider diversity important and are trying to create a more welcoming environment for other students, Chancellor Rebecca Blank says in her blog.  There are significant differences, however, between different groups of students in their responses.
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