Faculty and Staff Resources

Resources and contacts for faculty, staff, instructors, and advisors to support a variety of student needs.

Office of Student Assistance and Support

The Office of Student Assistance and Support is the main point of contact to connect students with the appropriate campus support when they are facing personal challenges. The office consults faculty and staff, parents, families, and friends to provide holistic support to students.

Available resources:

Visit Office of Student Assistance and Support

Resources and support

Students with disabilities

Captioning, interpreting, accessible language

McBurney Disability
Resource Center

Mental Health Services 

 Suicide and violence prevention, trainings, consultation

 University Health Services

Identity-based communities

Inclusivity, allyship, affirmation, belonging

 Identity Centers 


Employment, enrollment, F-1 vs J-1 visas

 International Student Services

Military-connected students

Active duty policy, benefit certification, peer advisors

University Veteran Services

Graduate students

Programs and services for current and prospective graduate students.

Graduate School

Non-traditional students

Adult students 25 years of age or older

Non-traditional students

Religious accommodations

Requests for cultural, religious and ethnic observances, pregnancy, and more.

 Religious accommodations

How does FERPA apply?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that governs the privacy of student educational records, access to those records, and disclosure of information from them. Discussing a student you are concerned about with a campus office that can help you assist the student directly is permitted by FERPA if the discussion relates to the student’s experience at UW–Madison or could help the university support the student. The Registrar’s Office has more information on student rights protected under FERPA.