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We’re here to support your success

Student Affairs is 500+ people across 16 campus departments dedicated to helping UW–Madison students succeed in and out of the classroom. We celebrate diversity and creating a welcoming and safe community where all students can grow. Our programs and services cover areas including health and well-being, identity and inclusion, leadership and engagement, and student advocacy.

Meet our team

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Create your Wisconsin Experience


As Badgers, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment where every student feels a sense of belonging, and where we appreciate and celebrate one another’s abilities, views, and accomplishments.

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We strive to find greater meaning every day through purposeful action. We work for the common good and lead for positive change.

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We develop resilience, and we foster courage in life and learning. There are so many things you can do at UW–Madison. Take time to simply be and to take care of yourself along the way.

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Get help when you need it

We recognize there is a new normal, and we are here to help — on and off-campus.

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Report an incident

Bias or hate incident

Including slurs, degrading language, epithets, graffiti, symbols, assault, microagressions, and harassment.

Report bias or hate

Sexual misconduct

Actions related to sexual assault or exploitation, dating/domestic violence, or stalking.

Report sexual misconduct

Other incidents

This could include a student that you are concerned about, hazing, stalking, or a missing student.

Report other incidents

News and events

Latest News

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    Welcome to spring semester, Badgers!

    Welcome back to campus Badgers! For new Badgers, welcome to our beautiful campus. We’re so glad you’re here. Instruction for the spring semester begins Tuesday, January 24. To help you get settled back into school …

  • Benjamin Jealous

    Former NAACP president Benjamin Jealous to present annual MLK Symposium

    Join us on Monday, January 23, in Shannon Hall at the Memorial Union as we welcome Benjamin Jealous to campus for UW–Madison’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Symposium. The event is free and open to the …

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    Message: Indigenous Student Center & Mecha House Town Hall Follow-up

    The following message was sent to those who registered to attend the virtual Indigenous Student Center and Mecha House Town Hall on Nov. 30, 2022. Thank you to those who could join us at the …

  • Finish Strong

    Badger to Badger: Finish Strong with tips and resources

    — By Benjamin Cadigan, Journalism and Linguistics major, Class of 2025 Finals week can often feel overwhelming, but with the right support, resources, and planning, you can destress, stay healthy, and #FinishStrong this semester. Peer …

  • Food Access on Campus: Reducing the Stigma

    Oftentimes, holidays center around community and food. While this may be a comforting and exciting time for some, it can be isolating and stressful for those with limited food access. Limited food access, or food …

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