Student Affairs

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Support for student affairs works to make the Wisconsin Experience a possibility for all students by providing leadership opportunities, supporting students facing challenges, and empowering students to be active citizens in their communities. Student Life includes Greek Life, Leadership programs, Associated Students of Madison, Open Seat Food Pantry, Dean of Students office, and specific services for students who are international, LGBT, military, veteran, multicultural, and students with disabilities. Student Life Includes: Center for Leadership & Involvement (Student Organizations, Greek Life, Leadership programs, Adventure Learning Programs), Center for the First-Year Experience, Associated Students of Madison, Multicultural Student Center, International Student Services, LGBT Campus Center, McBurney Disability Resource Center, Veterans Services & Military Assistance Center, Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, Dean of Students Office (Advocacy and support, Crises responses). For more information about how you can support Student Affairs, please visit UW’s Student Affairs website.

Divine Nine Campus Recognition

Since 1946, the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) has been a pillar of community, service, and strength for the Black student population at UW-Madison, however they have not had a physical space to call their own. The Divine Nine Campus Recognition Fund is an opportunity to boost the experiences of students, uplift the institution as a pioneer of representation of marginalized communities, create a more inclusive environment, and impact the Madison community. By creating a garden plaza dedicated to honoring the NPHC, the UW will provide a place where underrepresented students feel important, heard, and recognized. Make a gift >>

André De Shields Fund

The Wisconsin Union Theater announced the André De Shields Fund. With a fundraising goal of $1M, this fund will subsidize, underwrite, or otherwise support the UW’s Black and Brown students, alumni, and artists, as well as artistic projects and performances created, performed, designed or produced by or for BIPOC. This fund also recognizes the significant achievements in the performing arts by UW-Madison alum André De Shields, whose journey to stardom in the Theater Arts as an African-American can serve as an example. For more information about André De Shields, check out this feature from On Wisconsin. Make a gift >>

Mental Wellness Peer Education Program Fund

The Mental Wellness Peer Education Program Fund is a collaborative effort between Recreation & Wellbeing and University Health Services. This program uses peer education and coaching as a health promotion tool to enhance and support positive behaviors among students. Mental health is a key part of a student’s wellbeing and success and is more important now than ever before! Make a gift >>

Ongoing Support

  • Center for Leadership and Involvement Fund
  • Center for the First-Year Experience Fund
  • Dean of Student Crisis Fund
  • Dean of Students Fund
  • International Student Services Fund
  • McBurney Resource Center Fund
  • Multicultural Student Center Fund
  • Student Food Bank Fund
  • Veteran Services Fund