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Alandis Phillips (left), Sellery Hall Residence Life Coordinator, speaks with house fellows at a University Housing training session on cross-cultural awareness, communication, counseling and leadership. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

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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UWPD chief outlines plans to form community advisory committee

In a new blog post, Chief Kristen Roman discusses her plans to build trust through community engagement and collaboration.
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Indigenous Health & Wellness Day to Promote Community Wellness and Professions for Native American Students

The 2017 Indigenous Health & Wellness Day is Friday, April 21, in the Lake Mendota Room of Dejope Hall, 640 Elm Drive, Madison.  This year’s theme, “Promoting Our People’s Health: Putting “WE” in Wellness,” will begin with registration and check …
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Campus marks Disability Awareness Week with art, tech and more

Events include lectures, an adaptive fitness open house, a technology fair and an art exhibition.
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Colors of spring


Hundreds of students participated in the spirited Hindu tradition of throwing colored powder during Rang de Madison, a Holi festival of color hosted by the Madison Hindu Students Association on Saturday.
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United as Badgers in English and in Arabic

Badger T-Shirt in Arabic, Courtesy of Saja Abu Hakmeh

Even when it seems all hope is lost in the world and on campus, there are little ways to bring people together Courtesy of Saja Abu Hakmeh Minorities on the University of Wisconsin campus have been overlooked, silenced and underrepresented for a long time. As a Palestinian-Muslim woman attending …
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Volunteer Kathya Garduño, a student at West High School, shows off a hope flag that she created during a Latino Youth Summit (LYS) session at the Memorial Union's Wheelhouse Studios at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on April 12, 2017. More than 80 middle-school youth participated in the LYS. The two-day, outreach event was organized by UW-Madison Pathways to Educational Achievement; UW-Madison's Office of the Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer Division of Diversity Equity & Educational Achievement; the Centro Hispano Community Center and the Latino Youth Summer Steering Committee. (Photo by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison)

Photos by Jeff Miller/UW-Madison   More than 80 Latino middle school students explored and built their knowledge about going to college, and the expectation that earning a degree is an attainable goal, through the workshops and activities offered at the Annual Latino Youth Summit April 12-13. The summit …
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Six new members chosen for Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Five UW–Madison graduate students and one postdoctoral scholar are to be inducted into a national honor society that recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and academia.
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