University of Wisconsin–Madison
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences | School of Medicine and Public Health

Diversity Links

One of the greatest things about Madison is that it is so diverse both ethnically and culturally. This is partially due to the influx of large numbers of foreign students and also ethnically diverse populations from around the US. The university attracts over 4000 students from over 114 countries world-wide. Our restaurants range from Jamaican to Hmong to Nepalese. Many festivals and events also enrich our exciting city culture.  In addition, Madison is conveniently located close to Milwaukee (1hr.),Chicago (2hrs.) and Minneapolis (3.5hrs). We encourage you to check out what Madison has to offer.

Madison Diversity Resources

Genetics
Genetics_Inclusive Teaching Guidelines

General
UW-Madison STEM Diversity Network
Madison Ethnic Events
UW-Madison Diversity Office
UW-Madison Division of International Studies
Bayview Neighborhood (The International Neighborhood)

Black & African
African Association of Madison
UW-Madison African Studies Program
Umoja Magazine
Urban League of Madison

Blind
Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired

European
Sons of Norway
Italian Workmen’s Club
Finnish-American Society of Madison
Polish-American Club of Madison
Celtic Community of Madison

Hispanic/Latino/Mexican
Centro Hispano of Dane County
Community Action on Latin America

Jewish
Hillel
Jewish Federation of Madison

LGBT
New Harvest Foundation-LGBT community

Native American
Wunk Sheek
AISES Chapter, UW-Madison
American Indian Studies Program
American Indian Events on the UW-Madison campus

Veterans
Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs

UW-Madison STEM Diversity Programs & Outreach
PEOPLE
Posse Program
SciMedGRS
UW-Madison SACNAS Chapter
UW-Madison MANRRS Chapter
WISCIENCE
BioCommons
WISELI
DELTA
CIRTL
TRiO
Science Outreach
Darwin Day

National Organizations & Programs
SACNAS
ABRCMS
McNair
MARC

Campus Programs, Initiatives, and Partnerships 
Center for Educational Opportunity
Office for Equity and Diversity
Creating Community
Delta Bridging the Achievement Gap Project (PDF)
Faculty Strategic Hiring Initiative and Guidelines for Ensuring Faculty Diversity

Campus Policies and Reports
Domestic Partnership Policy
Madison Commitment: UW–Madison reaffirmation of its commitment to diversity, 1994
Plan 2008 UW System: UW System’s first ten-year diversity plan, 1998
Madison Plan: UW–Madison’s first comprehensive diversity plan

Campus resources 
Academic Staff Mentoring Program
Campus Child Care
LGBT Campus Center
CIC Women in Science and Engineering Panel
CIC Women’s Advocacy Network
Committee on Women in the University
Employee Assistance, Office of
UW System Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Women Faculty Mentoring Program