University of Wisconsin–Madison

A message of support to the UW-Madison community

Hillel is holding a vigil on Monday, October 29 at 7 p.m. on the west steps of Memorial Library. Chancellor Blank and a diverse group of community and faith leaders will speak.

It’s times like this when it’s most important for us to come together, reach out one another to offer support, and to be present, knowing these terrible incidents impact us all, in different ways.

On behalf of the Division of Student Life, University Health Services (UHS), and campus partners, we share our deep concern about recent violent events in the United States. From the horrific act of anti-Semitism in Pittsburgh, to recent shootings of two African Americans in Kentucky, attempted bombings, and acts of suppression against our transgender and gender non-conforming community members, we stand against acts of racism, trans/homophobia, religious intolerance, and hate. As a campus, we affirm and honor diversity in all its forms. We understand the lasting impact these events have on our community and our physical, emotional, and social well-being.

Please know that there are people and places on campus for you.

The mental health providers at UHS understand and provide a safe, culturally-aware, and confidential environment. To access  services:

  • Call: 608-265-5600 (option 2)
  • Schedule an Access Appointment
  • Attend a drop-in Let’s Talk session. No appointment is needed; you can drop in during identified times and locations around campus.

The Dean of Students Office can provide support as you process recent events or navigate campus services and resources:

Hillel is holding a vigil tonight, Monday, October 29 at 7 p.m. on the west steps of Memorial Library. Chancellor Blank and a diverse group of community and faith leaders will speak.

We recognize that it may be a difficult time for you or someone you know. Please reach out, however works best for you. And remember: you are not alone and help is available.