Graduate student Cindy Fesemyer reads a book to a group of children taking part in the Allied Drive Literacy Time program at the Allied Learning Center.

Graduate student Cindy Fesemyer reads a book to children in the Allied Drive Literacy Time program at the Allied Learning Center, which is run by Madison School and Community Recreation

Getting Involved

The UW-Madison campus provides ample opportunity for student involvement. When you are involved, you become connected. You can also learn new skills which promote positive social change and personal growth.  Please note that our list of resources for graduate students is not exhaustive, but rather a place to begin.  Be sure to also visit the page on community engagement

Service and Volunteer

The Morgridge Center for Public Service is UW-Madison’s primary center for public service, connecting campus with community through services, service-learning, and community-based research.  Visit their website to learn how to volunteer, receive academic credit for service, design your own service project, and much more.

Leadership and Social

The Graduate School’s Multicultural Graduate Network (MGN) provides graduate students the opportunity to network through learning and community. 

The UW-Madison Bouchet Graduate Honor Society “seeks to develop a network of scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support, and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, service, and advocacy for students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the academy".

Associated Students of Madison (ASM) is the official student government of UW-Madison representing the needs of over 40,000 students. 

Check out the Center for Leadership and Involvement (CfLI), as a way to grow your leadership skills.

Guide to Graduate Student Life

Check out the Guide to Graduate Student Life for more involvement ideas, in particular Chapter 2  (City of Madison) started on page 19;  and Chapter 3 (Student Services and Organizations) starting on page 29.