Resources for Marginalized Students

Inclusive Excellence Center

The Inclusive Excellence Center is a part of the Centers for Advocacy and Student Engagement (CASE). The Center is dedicated to working with and promoting diversity, equity, and social justice on campus, and is home to three programs: the U1.0 First-Generation Community, the Lawton Scholars Program and the DREAMERS Initiative.

Fostering Success at UWM (Foster/Orphan/Homeless Youth)

Fostering Success at UWM provides guidance and support for foster students (and additional resources for those who have been homeless or orphaned but are not in the foster care system) beginning with the admission process and continuing through to graduation. They provide assistance with areas such as scholarship and grant, computer discounts, academic supplies starter kit, life skills workshops, support from a foster success committee member, and help navigating other UWM support services.

Equity/Diversity Services

The Office of Equity/Diversity Services (EDS) provides services to prevent discrimination and guide institutional compliance with applicable federal and state laws. They provide investigation and resolution of complaints from UWM employees and students, preparation and maintenance of UWM’s Affirmative Action Plan, monitoring progress toward achieving a diverse workforce, and provision of EEO/AA training to the campus.

LGBTQ+ Resource Center

The UWM LGBT Resource Center (LGBTRC) strives to create a welcoming campus community by providing social-justice-based education, resources, programming, and support for students across the spectrum of gender and sexuality, with an emphasis on inter-sectional experiences.

Military and Veteran’s Resource Center

As part of the Centers for Advocacy and Student Engagement, MAVRC works to support the UWM military related students while earning their college degree and completing successful transitions into the civilian workplace.

TRIO Student Support Services

Student Support Services is designed to provide services for individuals from under-represented backgrounds in higher education including: first-generation, low-income, and individuals with disabilities. SSS provides opportunities for academic & professional development and relationship-focused, proactive/holistic student advising.

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