Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is a dedicated team that collaborates with individuals and offices throughout University of Wisconsin-Extension and the University of Wisconsin Colleges to provide programs and services to UW Colleges and UW-Extension employees.

Using the inclusive excellence framework developed by the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension task force, the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion helps facilitate the integration of inclusive excellence within the two institutions.  It works to build capacity through: assistance with planning, implementation, assessment, and communication; professional development; consultation; accommodations requests; and investigation of discrimination complaints.  If you have any questions or would like to request a training opportunity for your department or unit, please feel free contact any one of our staff.

For more information, please read our vision and purpose statements. 

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Blog

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion welcomes submissions for the blog or calendar. Please send your suggested items to Angela Terrab. The blog and calendar are moderated by the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and submissions are subject to approval.

Apply to be a Multicultural Awareness Program Facilitator

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The UW Colleges and UW-Extension Multicultural Awareness Program is seeking classified staff, academic staff, and faculty interested in becoming certified peer facilitators for MAP workshops across the state.

In the News: White House Initiatives Mark 20 Years of the Violence Against Women Act

The "1 is 2 Many" PSA features actors including Daniel Craig and Benicio Del Toro speaking out against sexual assault.

In the News: Foundational Study on Education Inequity Wraps Up

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In 1982, when Johns Hopkins sociologists Karl Alexander and Doris Entwisle visited a first grade classroom in Baltimore, they were planning to collect data about how children adjust to their first year of school. Then they decided to extend their sampling period. Then they extended it again. Their study ended up running for twenty-five years and producing results that have changed the way we think about education and inequity.

WWHEL Grants Support Women in Higher Education

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Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership (WWHEL) offers stipends and professional development grants that promote the advancement in women in higher education.

In the News: #WhyIStayed Gives Voice to Victims of Domestic Abuse

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Women are increasingly turning to social media platforms like Twitter to respond to current events, voice their opinions, and connect with a community of likeminded peers. #WhyIStayed is the latest entry in what some are calling hashtag feminism.

#WhyIStayed started with one woman, Beverly Gooden, responding to the fallout of the Ray Rice scandal. After videos of Rice physically abusing his girlfriend (now wife) surfaced, some pundits and speculators questioned the victim’s motives: If the situation was so bad, why did she stay?

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