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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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Latest News

  • Dean of Students Office Changes Name to Office of Student Assistance and Support

    UW-Madison’s Dean of Students Office (DoSO) is now the Office of Student Assistance and Support (OSAS).  The new name was selected to reflect the office’s mission and scope of services, which have always been focused …

  • From Student to A.U.N.T.I.E – A conversation with ISC AUNTIE, Bobbi Skenandore

    By Mia McCauley, Student Affairs Intern Last fall, UW–Madison’s Indigenous Student Center, (ISC), celebrated its 10th Native November. The events centered around the message, “Laughter is Medicine.” This theme was developed as UW–Madison’s Indigenous community …

  • Rendering of the Near East Fields

    Construction Starts on Near East Fields on May 28

    University Recreation & Wellbeing at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (Rec Well) will begin construction on Near East Fields, located on the Lakeshore side of campus next to Bakke Recreation & Wellbeing Center and in front of Dejope …

  • A plaque and certificate for "Years of Service" awardees sits on a table at the 2023-24 Student Affairs Awards.

    Student Affairs announces 2023–24 employee awards

    On May 16, 2024, employees from across Student Affairs gathered in the Great Hall at Memorial Union to celebrate their colleagues and campus partners during the annual Student Affairs Awards Ceremony and summer celebration. During opening …

  • Trailblazers of Tomorrow: A First-Gen Graduation

    Over 150 Badgers, along with their families and supporters, celebrated being the first in their families to graduate college during “Trailblazers of Tomorrow: A First-Gen Graduation Event.” The event featured remarks from Dean of Students …

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