Strategic Directions & Practices

  • Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Issues
    The use and abuse of alcohol has been an ongoing matter of significant concern. The University of Wisconsin System recognizes the importance of addressing this issue on its campuses and in its communities as it interferes with the education and well-being of its students.
  • American Multicultural Student Leadership Conference (AMSLC)
    Organized by and for students, the annual American Multicultural Student Leadership Conference serves as a setting for students of color and economically-disadvantaged students to foster professional skills in an engaging atmosphere.  Hosted by va
    rious University of Wisconsin campuses, AMSLC provides students an opportunity for engaging in discussion, presenting undergraduate research and performance, encountering inspiring speakers, refining leadership skills, networking, and celebrating achievement in the pursuit of excellence.
  • Disability Resources
    The University of Wisconsin System is committed to making individuals with disabilities full participants in its programs, services and activities through its compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
  • Equity Scorecard
    The Equity Scorecard process seeks to foster educational excellence and institutional change through a voluntary process of sustained inquiry by a team of practioners at each UW institution.  This work emphasizes the evaluation and use of data broken down by racial group and socio-economic status to identify pathways and strategies for eliminating inequities in educational opportunities and outcomes for traditionally underserved or underrepresented students in the UW System.
  • Minority and Disadvantaged Student Annual Report The Minority and Disadvantaged Student Annual Report fulfills the requirement in Section 36.25 (14m) (c) of the Wisconsin State Statutes that the Board of Regents report annually on its pre-college, recruitment, and retention plan for multicultural and economically disadvantaged students.  The information contained in the report responds to the statutory requirement, and reflects only a portion of expenditures for programs and activities designed to support academic success for historically underserved students.
  • Precollege Programs Precollege programming aims to inspire and prepare Wisconsin’s K-12 students to pursue postsecondary education.  A variety of precollege programs, offered at every UW institution and UW College, cover an array of subjects such as college and career exploration, computer camps, music, art, study skills, math, science, leadership skills, sports, cheerleading, and others.
  • Sexual Violence Prevention
    The UW System actively engages in collaborations with governmental and community partners, provides funding for campus resources, and organizes biennial professional development workshops for UW institutions in an effort to foster a violence-free society.
  • Student Representatives
    Wisconsin is one of a few states in the nation to provide students with a statutory role in university governance.  The students of each institution or campus have the right to organize themselves in a manner they determine and to select their representatives to participate in institutional governance.