Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW–Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background — people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

Community Spotlights

  • Ashad McLean (right) listens to Olympia Mathiaparanam, research specialist at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, at a Lakeshore Nature Preserve education table. Photo by: Bryce Richter

    Photo Gallery: A connection with the community

    September 16, 2019 / University News Service / Photos by Bryce Richter Community members met with UW–Madison program representatives — and even Bucky Badger — at the South Madison Community Partnership event held in Villager …

  • Some of the 11 cylinders that the Mills Music Library acquired. Photo courtesy of Mills Music Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Yiddish Collection At UW-Madison Named A National Treasure

    Along with Neil Diamond’s 1969 “Sweet Caroline” and a speech from Robert F. Kennedy, the earliest known recordings of Yiddish music are now officially considered national treasures. In March, 11 cylinders that are part of the University …