A college student and his mom pose laughing with faces close together framed by a University of Wisconsin license plate frame.
Black women wearing pink Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority shirts perform a stroll in front of an audience.
Four Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) Global Connections committee members pose for a picture at Friends-Giving dinner at the Memorial Union.
Hundreds of students, many wearing UW–Madison shirts, make the “W-sign” with their hands.
Student members of Madacom, a Madison dance community comprised of three separate UW organizations: Dancas Dance Crew, Korean & American Student Performers (KASPer), and Hypnotiq: Hip Hop Dance Crew, perform during the crew dance portion of the Chinese Undergraduate Student Associationís (CUSA) Show Me Your Dance event at the Wisconsin Union Theaters.
Students and staff in the Posse program at UW–Madison pose for a group photo on the football field in Camp Randall stadium.

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.

Our Shared Future

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. As a state university we respect the inherent sovereignty and unique legal status, as affirmed and set forth in state and federal law, of the First Nations of Wisconsin.

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