We strive to create a community of scientists that is diverse and welcoming to students of all backgrounds and abilities. We subscribe strongly to the view that group diversity engenders creativity and new insights, which are integral to the mission of the Chemistry–Biology Interface training program.
We recognize that Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) students can face additional challenges, and some students from diverse backgrounds might benefit from extra support beyond that provided in our CBIT community. Here we list some campus resources available to support students.
Division of Student Life–The Division of Student Life is led by the Dean of students, and encompasses several departments, including:
Multicultural Student Center–Promotes an inclusive community for BIPOC and other underserved students
Gender and Sexuality Campus Center–provides a welcoming space and support for LGBTQ+ students.
McBurney Disability Resource Center–provides resources and accommodations to students with disabilities, including chronic health conditions, mental health conditions, and physical disabilities.
AS WE ARE–Autism Spectrum Well-being, Education, Aspiration, & Relationship Empowerment–meets once a week during the semester to support students on the autism spectrum. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mindfulness classes: The University of Wisconsin–Madison has a strong program in mindfulness skills training and research. Classes are available to students and the general public.
Student organizations based around disabilities or cultural identities–this list is a sample of student organizations on campus:
Black Graduate & Professional Student Association
Wisconsin Black Student Union
National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), UW–Madison chapter
Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), UW–Madison Chapter
Association of Asian American Graduate Students
Advocates for Diverse Abilities