Welcoming to all

A diverse liberal arts community is beneficial and essential to our goal of sustaining a community of free inquiry, in which everyone has a voice. We welcome students and faculty from across a wide spectrum of society, and consider diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our mission. 

Celebrating 50 years of CAE

Since 1966, the Center for Academic Excellence and its predecessor programs have provided guidance and opportunities to set students on paths to success. Read more about this incredible milestone and the lasting impact the program has had on students.

"We are in the business of graduating students who can function, and lead, in a multicultural global society."

The L&S Equity & Diversity Committee strives to understand and report on the experiences of students and faculty of color, those from historically underrepresented groups, first-generation students and low-income students. The goal: create a welcoming environment for all. 

Chairs: Morris Young and Gloria Mari-Beffa

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Community of Graduate Research Scholars (CGRS)

Advanced Opportunity Fellowships

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Summer Collegiate Experience

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Center for Academic Excellence

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Campus Inclusion

Only when our faculty, staff and students feel at home here can we effectively achieve our three-part mission of education, research and outreach. 

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UW-Madison Diversity Resources

View a complete list of campus diversity and inclusion resources available for UW-Madison faculty and staff members.