Division of Student Life

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Support the University of Wisconsin to help continue the tradition of excellence in teaching, research, and public service.

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The Division of Student Life 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).

Ongoing Support

Center for Leadership and Involvement Fund

This fund supports leadership development of students involved with Greek and other student organizations as well as scholarship and awards for student leaders. Make a gift »

Center for the First-Year Experience Fund

Help us support first-year students in their transition to college, from SOAR orientation through the end of their first full year on campus. CFYE serves freshmen and transfer students through a variety of orientation and academic programs, and also acts as an employer for 100+ students. Make a gift »

Dean of Student Crisis Fund

This fund support students’ basic needs during times of crises, such as facing the death of a loved one, losing their home, or losing a job or finances. Funds are often used to pay for food, emergency housing, medical expenses, or travel to funerals. Make a gift »

Dean of Students Fund

This fund supports the work of the Dean of Students Office by providing advocacy and assistance to students as well as general scholarships and awards for students. Make a gift »

International Student Services Fund

This fund supports inclusion programs to assist international students acclimate and find connections at UW-Madison. Make a gift »

McBurney Resource Center Fund

This fund provides technologies that students need to be successful students as well as funds to assist them as they transition out of UW-Madison and into the workforce. Make a gift »

Multicultural Student Center Fund

This fund supports support services, leadership and career development, and scholarship and awards for students coming from underrepresented racial and cultural backgrounds. Make a gift »

Student Food Bank Fund

The UW-Madison Associate Students of Madison lead the Open Seat Food Pantry, which provides for those students in need of basic food supplies. Make a gift »

Veteran Services Fund

Veteran and military students at UW-Madison face additional challenges and this fund supports them during crises and with career and leadership development. Make a gift »