Diversity

We strive to create a community of scientists that is diverse and welcoming, and we welcome 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.

In some cases, students from diverse backgrounds benefit from extra support. 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:

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.

Multicultural Student Center–Promotes an inclusive community for students of color and other underserved students.

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 as.we.are@studentlife.wisc.edu.

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:

Advocates for Diverse Abilities

Black Graduate & Professional Student Association

Wisconsin Black Student Union

Society for Advancement  of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) UW–Madison Chapter

Association of Asian American Graduate Students