Humans have called this place home for 12,000 years and counting. Today, the University of Wisconsin–Madison rests in the ancestral land of the Ho-Chunk Nation, the People of the Big Voice, who have called this place Teejop (day-JOPE) for time immemorial. We as a university community continue to create and build upon our partnerships with the 12 First Nations of Wisconsin. We as a state university respect the inherent sovereignty and unique legal status, as affirmed and set forth in state and federal law, of the First Nations of Wisconsin.
The long-term diversity, equity, and inclusion goals of the La Follette School.
- Create diverse, inclusive, and excellent learning and work environments for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and others who partner with the La Follette School of Public Affairs
- Seek and value all differences, and develop the systems and work practices that support members of every group to succeed and fully contribute.
These initiatives represent different ways we make ongoing work towards our goals. Our initiatives are evaluated annually.
Increasing access to a La Follette School education
We are reducing barriers and providing financial support to make our master's degrees accessible to more students.
Promoting equitable policymaking
Through service-focused coursework and special events, our students learn how to create equitable policies.
Raising funds to support students from underrepresented groups
To support current and future initiatives, we have made diversity, equity, and inclusion a focus of our development.
Report bias or hate
La Follette School students may indicate their affiliation to the school on the UW–Madison Bias Incident Report Form. The La Follette School Director may receive information from the report, if appropriate, when students state their affiliation.
Learn more about the reporting process, including the actions taken following a report.
University Health Services offers no-cost mental health services for students.
Resources on campus and in Madison selected with La Follette School students in mind, including how to contact us about diversity, equity and inclusion.
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- African Cultural Studies
- Afro-American Studies
- American Indian Studies
- Asian American Studies
- Asian Languages & Cultures
- Center for East Asian Studies
- Center for Jewish Studies
- Center for South Asia
- Center for Southeast Asian Studies
- Chican@/Latin@ Studies
- Gender & Women’s Studies (includes LGBTQ Studies)
- Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program
- Religious Studies
- Social Work
- Urban and Regional Planning
Affinity and community resources
- Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Student Center
- Black Cultural Center
- Campus Women’s Center
- Gender & Sexuality Campus Center
- Graduate School Office of Diversity, Inclusion & Funding (ODIF)
- Indigenous Student Center
- Latinx Cultural Center
- McBurney Disability Resource Center
- Multicultural Student Center
- UW Hillel
- UW Libraries by feature (i.e., American Indian Studies, Chican@ & Latin@ Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, LGBT Campus Center)
- Veteran Services & Military Assistance Center
- Wisconsin Involvement Network (WIN)
- Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute
City of Madison
General campus resources
- Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at UW–Madison
- Campus child care centers
- Campus Climate: Discussions on Diversity and Inclusion
- Campus diversity officers
- Career Closet
- College of Letters & Science: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
- Graduate School Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Funding (ODIF)
- Learning Communities for Institutional Change & Excellence
- Identity at work
- Lactation rooms
- Mental health services
- Office of Child Care and Family Resources
- Reflection Spaces:
- UW-Madison Gender Neutral Bathrooms