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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.
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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.
We strive to find greater meaning every day through purposeful action. We work for the common good and lead for positive change.
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.
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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Bias or hate incident
Including slurs, degrading language, epithets, graffiti, symbols, assault, microagressions, and harassment.
Actions related to sexual assault or exploitation, dating/domestic violence, or stalking.
News and events
May 4, 2022 By Doug Erickson Barni Shiferaw was running down Bascom Hill in just his underwear the other day when the thought occurred to him: This is yet another memorable experience I could not have had anywhere …May 10, 2022
May 9, 2022 By Shauna Breneman Hundreds of current and alumni members of the fraternities and sororities of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, also known as the Divine Nine, and their many supporters gathered on May 7 for …May 10, 2022
Twenty-five Badgers will be honored this year in a campus memorial celebration beginning at UW’s Carillon Bell Tower on April 29 at 11 a.m. The memorial event, hosted by the Dean of Students Office in …April 27, 2022
We’re in the homestretch! As the academic year winds down and spring is here (or trying!), remember to take care of yourself and each other. Let’s stay focused and #FinishStrong, Badgers. Here are some tips, …April 27, 2022
Your Dean of Students Christina Olstad holds office hours every week for all students and invites YOU to come and start a conversation. As your official coach for navigating college life outside the classroom, Dean …April 6, 2022
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