University of Wisconsin–Madison
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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Statement to Our Transgender Community

We believe that everyone deserves a safe place to live, work, and learn, free of bias, hate, and discrimination. Our transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary students, faculty, and staff add to the rich diversity of our campus community and contribute in significant ways every day. Given the issues related …
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UW–Madison outlines policies on immigrant students, faculty and staff

In recent weeks, many around campus, and in the broader community, have expressed concerns about the future of undocumented or international students, staff, and faculty and their families.  This includes those students who presently benefit from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a …
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Madison 365 Salutes 2 on Tuesday: Gail Ford

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Detroit native Gail Ford is the assistant director of UW’s PEOPLE Program, which helps students of color get to and through the University of Wisconsin. She was also the keynote speaker at last year’s Black Women’s Leadership Conference. A member of the Delta Theta Sigma sorority, she holds a bachelor’s …
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Diversity inventory program aims to highlight, connect campus initiatives

UW-Madison has launched the Diversity Inventory Program (DIP), a searchable online database of programs, services and other activities related to diversity on campus. Following the guidance of the university’s Diversity Framework, Chancellor Rebecca Blank requested the campus-wide inventory to improve knowledge about diversity resources and enhance coordination of activities …
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Reception to Recognize and Welcome Faculty of Color

The UW-Madison campus community will continue the tradition of welcoming new and honoring recently promoted faculty of color at this year’s Annual Faculty of Color Reception on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge of the Pyle …
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One of the most important steps in the Forward Together Diversity Framework and REEL Change Implementation Plan, the Diversity Inventory Program will launch on Feb. 17 with an introductory celebration in the Gordon Commons Event Center at 12:30 p.m. Come hear Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer Patrick J.
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Poet Nikki Giovanni will bring the keynote presentation for the UW-Madison Black History Month Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Symphony Room of Gordon Commons, 770 West Dayton Street. The world-renowned poet, writer, commentator, activist and educator, who has been a longstanding image of culture and joy in the …
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