Student Involvement

UW–Madison is committed to providing an environment where its students can thrive. An array of resources has been created to serve the needs of specific segments of students who may have specialized needs. Your success at UW–Madison is important to us and we are here to help you.


The Division of Student Life firmly believes that student success can best be achieved by the integration of in- and out-of-classroom learning. The university presents unlimited opportunities for students to become involved. With more than 750 student organizations, leadership opportunities abound on campus. There is something for everyone.

Associated Students of Madison: Get involved in the student government

Center for Leadership and Involvement: Your resource to many involvement opportunities that await you.

Office of Child Care and Family Resources: UW parents have a resource to assist with the added challenges they face as students.

Community service and volunteer opportunities: Find out why so many students choose to volunteer their time and energy through public service opportunities.

Cross-College Advising Services: Unsure of what you want to study? Cross-College Advising can help!

Greater University Tutorial Services (GUTS): Students helping students, GUTS connects students with tutoring opportunities. Get a tutor. Be a tutor.

Greek Life: Many students find their purpose and passion through involvement in Greek life.

Division of Student Life Advisory Board: This shared governance committee meets monthly with the dean of students to help advise her on campus issues.

Graduate student life: Information and resources for UW graduate students.

Center for the First-Year Experience (CFYE): Provides leadership opportunities for continuing students interested in working with students in transition. Opportunities include working at SOAR, planning Wisconsin Welcome, and instructing in the classroom.

Religious organizations: Find balance in your life as a student. Feeding your soul is an important part of many students’ lives.

Student Affairs Mentoring (SAM) Program: The Student Affairs Mentoring Program is an organization that connects current undergraduate or graduate students interested in pursuing a career in student affairs with UW student affairs professionals across campus.

Transfer-student services: If you’re transferring from another institution, find resources here to help you find your way at UW–Madison.

Veterans services: We support our student-veterans. Find information about veteran services here.

Visitor & Information Programs (VIP): Represent UW-Madison by becoming a campus tour guide or information guide. These positions offer great leadership experience by providing students with the ability to enhance their communication, critical thinking, time-management and interpersonal skills.

UW Marching Band: Find out more about our UW Marching Band.

Wisconsin Singers: Using their time and talents to serve others, Wisconsin Singers serve as ambassadors to our university.

Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD): Student leaders in WUD help plan and promote thousands of events at UW–Madison each year.