Become a Badger today! UW-Madison offers a well-rounded, world-class education that not only prepares you for a better career, but also to be a better citizen. Wherever you are on your academic journey, a community of more than 400,000 Badgers around the world is waiting for you - Be the next Badger to do something extraordinary.
Your college years are an exciting time in your life, a time when you're figuring out who you are, what you want to do, and how to get there. You'll be making a lot of important decisions at UW-Madison that will shape your future. These decisions may be challenging, but you are not alone! Your advisors are here to help you learn the skills you need to tackle the big questions.
The Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement supports the mission of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as it works to create a diverse, inclusive and excellent learning and work environment for all students, faculty, staff, alumni and others who partner with the university.
Originally announced in February 2017, the Badger Promise is a commitment to Wisconsin resident, first-generation college students.
The program guarantees a period of free tuition and segregated fees to those who have successfully transferred from any of the two-year UW Colleges or from liberal arts associate degree programs at Madison College (Madison Area Technical College), Milwaukee Area Technical College, Western Technical College, Nicolet College, the College of Menominee Nation, and the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College.
The Nelson Institute Community Environmental Scholars Program (CESP) is designed for students who want to link their passion for the environment with a commitment to the community. Community Environmental Scholars take a 1-credit seminar for three semesters that introduces them to local community-based environmental organizations, provides them with professional training, and gives them a place to discuss the links between environmental studies and community service. Apply »
With more than 400,000 students representing 50 states and 124 countries, our campus is diverse, energetic, and constantly in motion. Become part of the Badger community both inside and out of the classroom. The possibilities are endless with over 900 student organizations; you have the ability to build a lifelong community of kinship and support.
The PEOPLE Program helps students successfully make each transition from middle school to high school and from high school to college.
Contact: Carl Wesley
In alignment with the UW-Madison's 2014 Diversity Framework, the Information Technology Academy (ITA) is an innovative pre-college initiative for diverse students in the state of Wisconsin. With programs in Madison, Lac du Flambeau, and Oneida, ITA's goal is to increase the enrollment rates of diverse students at the university.
Contact: Chris Kilgour
has partnered with the College of Menominee Nation on three projects: 1) Operation Launch, a middle school engineering camp that takes place on the Menominee Reservation; 2) Engineering Summer Program, a six-week residential program for 9th and 10th graders that explores engineering and prepares students academically for the rigors of a first-year engineering program; and 3) The College of Menominee Nation Transfer Program, which allows students to transfer from CMN to the College of Engineering after completing an associate's degree.
AISES is dedicated to removing barriers for the academic success of Native students, especially in fields of science.
NACHP works with prospective students, current students and health professionals to serve as a central location within the UW School of Medicine and Public Health for opportunities of growth, professional development, mentorship, research and support. It offers innovative ways to continue to enhance our pipeline of Native health professional students, as well as keep students connected to Native health and wellness issues.
Bad River Youth Outdoors (BRYO) is a watershed education program that combines outdoor education with teachings about Ojibwe culture and water.
Contact: Jessie Conaway
(EP/IAS) is an integrated effort between tribal communities and collaborators that shares a common vision of engaging youth in science and the natural world through service learning projects emphasizing ecological restoration and traditional Ojibwe values of the Lake Superior region. Native youth are encouraged to explore STEM careers to meet future workforce needs for managing tribal resources and to become knowledgeable scientific citizens capable of critical thinking and analysis of STEM-related issues in their communities. The approach is based on traditional knowledge as well as contemporary research and protocols of Native Nations, through a series of listening sessions and community dialogues. Information gathered through this collaborative process, including identifying the research agendas most important to tribal communities (for example, water stewardship and protection of the subsistence harvest) led to the development of multiple-day institutes, which included greater experiential opportunities for educators and intergenerational learning between students, elders and community practitioners. Earth Partnership has now established a northern office to assure that the dialogues continue.
Contact: Cheryl Bauer-Armstrong