The Social Justice Hub provides purposeful out-of-classroom education through direct experience to further develop skills to engage in social justice work and to improve the quality of life for all. We accomplish this through Action Teams, events, and outreach and collaboration connections. You can sign up for our bimonthly newsletter here to get every-other week updates on what we have accomplished, what we are working on, and what we plan to do. You can view our most recent newsletter by clicking here.
Fill out our interest form here to get involved!
Please email the Hub with any questions or comments at SocialJusticeHub@studentlife.wisc.edu.
Ways to get involved
Through our action teams, there are many opportunities to get involved with a topic that interests you. You can also apply to be an Intern each Spring for the following school year. Open to students, staff and faculty.
The Social Justice Hub offers opportunities to meet other students and campus staff with similar interests, work together to solve problems in the community, and build skills that will help you achieve your career goals.
Current Programs and Teams
Criminal Justice Reform
The Criminal Justice Reform team works to promote awareness and change related to social justice issues in the criminal justice system. At 6 p.m. every Wednesday during the school year, criminal justice reform and research topics are discussed.
Housing Equity Action Team
Our goal is to unify UW-Madison’s campus to the greater Dane County community through education, community and organization partnerships, and initiatives geared towards increasing awareness about housing insecurities.
Food Justice Collective
We are a collective of student-led food justice organizations that seek to connect students and community members with information and access to resources. Through collaboration, we strive to improve food access for all in our communities.
The Sustainability Collaborative intends to be a comprehensive resource for UW-Madison students and community members to engage in specific opportunities and ways to work towards environmental justice and sustainability.
Join or start up an Action Team
The Social Justice Hub invites UW-Madison students and campus members to form additional social justice Action Teams! Find friends, choose a social justice topic of interest, schedule discussions, and determine steps to create positive change.
gALPHA Social Impact
gALPHA Social Impact is a free four-week program designed to help UW-Madison students create innovative solutions to problems such as educational equity or criminal justice reform, provides idea and mentorship, and coach individuals.
Engage in Social Justice Events
- September 18Sustainability Student Org Fair11:00 AM
- September 19Religion as Peoplehood: Native Americans, the Environment, and the Sacred Lecture by Professor Michael D. McNally (Carleton College) 5:30 PM, DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
- September 29
- September 30Perceived Discrimination and the Integration Paradox in Stigmatized NeighborhoodsA lecture by Nazita Lajevardi, a political scientist and attorney at Michigan State University12:00 PM, 120 Ingraham Hall