Our Wisconsin is an inclusion education program that was created to raise awareness of the diversity across the UW-Madison campus and to encourage students to share their diverse perspectives to build community. Our Wisconsin consists of an online module hosted on the EverFi platform and facilitated conversations that center on topics of inclusion, social justice, and life at UW-Madison. All incoming, first-year, and transfer students are required to participate in the online component of Our Wisconsin.
As we introduce new students to Our Wisconsin, we are introducing them to their new home at UW and in the dorms and to the expectations we have for our community. As I have said many times in this space, a top priority of mine is that we have a campus where all students feel welcomed, valued, and supported.
-Chancellor Rebecca Blank
- Students will gain a broader awareness of the diversity on campus.
- Students will gain a greater appreciation for how individual actions and systems impact individuals’ experiences in communities and beyond.
- Students will engage in constructive dialogue about diversity and inclusion.
- Students will gain a greater sense of connection with the campus community.
I liked how we started as individuals, and by the end of the workshop we became a community.-Student participant
Even though I wasn’t comfortable sharing all of my identities it [the workshop] made me more comfortable with myself and it showed that I am not alone, and that my house is more diverse than it may seem at first glance.-Student participant