FAQs

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Employment with Our Wisconsin

Our Wisconsin is currently hiring for a student intern!  Please check out the Office of Inclusion Education Internships for more information.

Facilitator applications are currently closed. If you are interested in joining the facilitator team in the future, please email ourwisc@studentlife.wisc.edu.  

Requirements
Must be a student attending UW-Madison, or staff/faculty member employed at UW-Madison.
Must communicate effectively with a diverse team.
Must have baseline knowledge about diversity, social justice, and/or inclusion.
Must be capable of managing basic workshop administrative responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience facilitating discussion and activities around identity.
Commitment to positively impacting campus climate at UW-Madison.

Who has to take the program?

All incoming degree-seeking undergraduate students-including first-year and transfer students- must complete the online Our Wisconsin program. Other student groups and organizations will have the opportunity to engage in the Our Wisconsin online program as well.

How much time will it take me to complete the online program?

The online Our Wisconsin program Part 1 will take approximately 60-90 minutes to complete while Part 2 will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. The module contains several activities and concepts that may be new or require reflection. We suggest that students take breaks between sections and complete the program over a period of time that allows for reflection and processing. The program will automatically save your place in the module.

When do I need to have the program completed for Fall 2021?

Part 1 of the program will be due no later than August 26, 2021.

Part 2 of the program will be due 45 days after you complete Part 1. 

It says the program is mandatory now. What does that mean?

The Our Wisconsin program is required for all incoming degree-seeking undergraduate students-including first-year and transfer students. Failure to complete the Our Wisconsin program will result in a hold on your academic record for registration the following semester. You will not be permitted to register for Spring 2022 until you complete Our Wisconsin.

If I have questions or concerns about the program, who should I contact?

Students can reach out to ourwisc@studentlife.wisc.edu  at any time with questions and concerns.

How are you tracking who has completed the program?

Incoming degree-seeking undergraduate first-year and transfer students will be auto-enrolled to the Our Wisconsin course in Canvas, which will track students progress and completion of the course.

I went through the in-person workshop last year. Is this different? Do I need to go through it again?

Beginning in the Fall 2020 semester the Our Wisconsin program will be different than the in-person workshop offered in previous years. The Our Wisconsin program is now an online module that is mandatory for incoming degree-seeking undergraduate students-including first-year and transfer students. If you are not an incoming degree-seeking undergraduate student then you do not have to complete the new Our Wisconsin program.

Can my staff, student organization, or program take the Our Wisconsin module? How can I sign them up to participate in Our Wisconsin?

Yes, learners who are not incoming undergraduate first-year and transfer students can still participate in the Our Wisconsin program. Please fill out this form and we will enroll them in the Our Wisconsin Ongoing course on Canvas. Please allow up to a business week for group access.

I am an incoming student. What are the other two programs that I’m required to take?

The other two required first-year programs are hosted through University Health Services (UHS).  They are AlcoholEDU and U Got This!.  More information about these programs can be found here: