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.

UW-Marathon County Recognized for Contributions to Diversity and Inclusion

UW-Marathon County's mascot, the husky

UW-Marathon County has been awarded the 2014 Program Achievement Award for their outstanding contributions toward creating a more diverse and inclusive campus climate. The Program Achievement Award, sponsored by OSER’s Wisconsin State Council on Affirmative Action (SCAA), recognizes “exceptional efforts” in recruiting and retaining diverse students, faculty, and staff.

In the News: Transgender Persons Offer Unique Perspectives on Gender Equity

Clay representations of a man and a woman.

Case studies of transgender men and women may shed light on gender discrimination in the workplace. While it is difficult to isolate the effects of gender on career expectations, the experiences of female-to-male (FTM) and male-to-female (MTF) transgender individuals offer anecdotal evidence that--all other things equal--gender really does make a difference.

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

Children color in an elementary school classroom.

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.

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