Service & Outreach

Public service is a cornerstone of a UW-Madison education.  L&S is dedicated to supporting the university's commitment to the Wisconsin Idea, the principle that the beneficial work of the university should improve people's lives beyond the classroom.

Visit & Learn

L&S is proud to have many facilities and resources open to the public. We are strongly committed to public service and outreach, and many any of our units are dedicated to working with K-12 educators to enhance learning in and out of the classroom.

Film & Theatre

Greenhouses & Gardens

International & Global Programs

Library Outreach, Literature & Media


Music Performance Groups

Science & Discovery

Symposia, Workshops & Conferences

For Wisconsin and the World

For more than a century, the “Wisconsin Idea” has become the guiding philosophy of university outreach efforts in Wisconsin and throughout the world.