The UWM Honors College seeks to be a radically welcoming space where all students, staff, and faculty can flourish and experience genuine belonging.
In order to achieve this goal, we embrace antiracism. Not only do we acknowledge the role that systemic racism plays in our culture, policies, practices, and individual mindsets, but we also denounce racism—in ourselves and in our institution—and actively work to eliminate it.
As recipients of a Chancellor’s “Toward an Antiracist Campus” Action Grant, the UWM Honors College seeks a to highlight, celebrate, and cultivate students of color. We seek to cultivate leadership by students who identify as Black, Indigenous, or people of color (BIPOC). We promote antiracist pedagogy among our faculty and foster transformative conversations—both inside and outside of our classrooms—in order to interrogate and dismantle normative practices in higher education that perpetuate racial inequities. Our goal is to cultivate “radical hospitality” that welcomes students, staff, and faculty of color to be at home in the Honors College.