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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.

At the Student Org Fair, a student talks to a woman from the Multicultural Student Center


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

  • Photo of Christina Olstad making a W with her hands

    Happy First Day of Class, Badgers!

    Welcome to the first day of class! Can you feel the energy on campus? It’s good to be back with all of you. I’m proud to be your dean of students at UW–Madison. As your …

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    Wisconsin Welcome 2022 — Get to Know Your Campus Home

    A new academic year at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is here, and thousands of new and returning Badgers are beginning to arrive on campus from around the country and world. You can just feel the …

  • Unrecognized student organizations

    We are counting down the days to welcome you back to campus for what we hope will be a wonderful fall term. As you begin to prepare for the semester, we want to highlight an important resource related to involvement in student organizations.

  • It’s Summer at UW — Enjoy Activities and Events in Our Community

    Summer in Madison is the perfect time to explore destinations in the local area and catch up on some well-deserved time together with friends and loved ones. There are lots of things to-do in our …

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    Student Affairs announces 2021–22 employee awards

    On May 19, 2022, Student Affairs gathered at Tripp Commons in Memorial Union to celebrate its staff and campus partners during the annual Student Affairs Awards Ceremony and summer celebration. Student Affairs was established at …

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