Community—one that is strong, supportive and diverse—is at the center of a sound graduate education. The Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin–Madison is committed not only to providing a robust education in a world-class research enterprise, but also to building a diverse community of scholars. We are working to help departments and programs across the university recruit and reward talented and diverse faculty, students and staff to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to these values.
Graduate School Diversity Statement
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in all its forms is central to a robust educational, professional, and research environment. The Graduate School aims to increase the enrollment of students from historically underserved and underrepresented populations while helping them be successful academically and personally. The Graduate School is committed to supporting our schools and colleges in creating an inclusive environment for all students to thrive.
Graduate students on our campus are valued individuals who are teachers, leaders, workers, volunteers, advocates, family members, and researchers in our community. We endeavor to support them in all aspects of their identities.
For Prospective Graduate Students
Summer Research Opportunity Program
The SROP are unique opportunities for undergraduates to work closely with faculty mentors and graduate students in their major discipline.
Application fee grants
The Graduate School offers a limited number of application fee grants to make sure that the application fee is not a barrier for students from our key recruiting initiatives.
For Current Graduate Students
Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Funding
The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Funding is your resource for social networking, learning, and professional development.
Diversity training resources
Explore diversity and inclusion training resources for graduate students from this campus and elsewhere to expand your knowledge in this area.
Graduate Research Scholar Communities
GRS communities offer assistance to underrepresented graduate students through advising and referrals to resources. Strong faculty and peer support augment the funding provided by the fellowship.
Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society
The Bouchet Society is a network of scholars who exemplify academic and personal excellence, foster environments of support, and serve as examples of scholarship, leadership, character, and advocacy for underrepresented students.
National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
UW–Madison holds an institutional membership to the National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity, an independent professional development, training, and mentoring community for faculty members, postdocs, and graduate students.
Institutional Statement on Diversity
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW–Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background – people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
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