About Us

The Inclusive Excellence Center (IEC) was founded by students and opened its doors in September 2012. The IEC is an office on the UWM campus located in Union 119. This office is a student fee funded entity and is primarily dedicated to working with and promoting diversity, equity and social justice on campus.

The IEC houses the U 1.0 First-Generation Community. This program is primarily designed to assist first-generation students get acclimated to life on campus. It regularly holds events in the office for first-generation students. For more information on U 1.0, click here.

The IEC is also home of the Lawton Scholars Program. The scholarship program is designed to increase the retention and degree attainment for underrepresented racial/ethnic minority students in the UW-System. To learn more about the Lawton Scholars Program, click here.

In addition, the office is the central location for the DREAMERS Initiative. This initiative is an effort to support undocumented students. For more information about DREAMERS, click here.

The IEC is also considered a “brave space” which is a location that does not tolerate any form of bigotry, harassment and intended ignorance towards students’ race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, etc.