SOIS Statement on Diversity

The UW-Milwaukee School of Information Studies (SOIS) acknowledges the educational and social benefits that flow from having a diverse faculty, staff, and student body committed to inclusion and equity. The concept of diversity includes but is not limited to race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, disability, religious belief, and political belief. We welcome the opportunity to enrich our individual and collective experiences.

Diversity Resources

WLA Diversity Scholarship

WLA Foundation awards a scholarship to a student of African-American, Latino/Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander or Native American/Alaskan Native descent who has been admitted to a master’s degree program in library and information science at a Wisconsin school for the coming academic year. Recipients are selected by UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee in alternate years.

ALA Scholarships for Underrepresented Groups

ALA Spectrum Scholarship Program

Through the Spectrum Scholarship Program, the American Library Association affirms its commitment to diversity and inclusion by seeking the broadest participation of new generations of racially and ethnically diverse librarians to position ALA to provide leadership in the transformation of libraries and library services. Note: UWM SOIS offers matching Spectrum Funding

UWM Campus Diversity Resources

Professional Organizations