University of Wisconsin–Madison

Learn About the Diversity Framework

From Theory to Practice

“The University of Wisconsin­-Madison will be a model public university in the 21st Century, serving as a resource to the public and working to enhance the quality of life in the state, the nation, and the world ... remain[ing] a preeminent center for discovery, learning, and engagement by opening new forms of access to people from every background; creating a welcoming, empowered, and inclusive community; and preparing current and future generations to live satisfying, useful, and ethical lives.”

Campus Strategic Framework , UW­‐Madison

Framework Goals:

Goal 1:  Promote shared values of diversity and inclusion.
Goal 2:  Improve coordination of campus diversity planning.
Goal 3:  Engage the campus leadership for diversity and inclusion.
Goal 4:  Improve institutional access through effective recruitment of diverse students, faculty, staff and through effective relationship building with the  wider community.
Goal 5:  Improve institutional success through improved retention.


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Diversity Framework Initiative Updates Highlights

  • Diversity Wordle

    DIP Update: February, 2017

    UW Madison and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement (DDEEA) is pleased to announce the official launch of the University’s Diversity Inventory Program (DIP.) The searchable online database will collect, update, and report …
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    Campus Climate Survey Update

    In the Fall of 2016, all UW-Madison students were asked to take part in a Campus Climate survey. The survey asked questions about the climate on campus for students. Results will be used to guide …
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    R.E.E.L Change Model Implementation Updates

    University of Wisconsin-Madison is committed to providing a welcoming environment that enables all students, faculty and staff to thrive. Individuals and groups from across campus have embraced his challenge and devoted significant time and energy …