We’ve curated a list of helpful resources to help you find the information and support you need!
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Request to meet with a Dean of Students Office case manager for help navigating different options or developing a plan. The case managers can be helpful if you don’t know where to start or if you’re feeling overwhelmed.
Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students Office helps students resolve problems on campus and offers support in times of crisis. If you need someone to listen, help or lend a hand, the Dean of Students Office is your first stop.
If you experience an emergency that causes you to miss class, check out our absence notification process.
If you are a UWM student and you are struggling financially, please take a look at the following resources and reach out. We may have options to help you.
The greater community has several financial programs and resources (e.g., technology assistance, energy assistance, health care, rent assistance, etc.).
If you are short on money to buy food or if you need to stretch your dollars further, stop by the UWM Food Center and Pantry to pick up a bag of food.
Apply for an emergency grant if you had an unexpected expense that jeopardizes your ability to complete your courses.
UWM has several resources to support your health and wellness while you’re a student at UWM. We also can help you find resources outside of UWM.
Additional health resources are in the community, including low cost/sliding scale providers, health insurance options, community health clinics, information on medical debt forgiveness programs, etc.
If you are unsure about visiting a counselor or therapist, but you’d like to talk to someone about a matter (e.g., stress, a breakup, self-doubt, etc.), sign up for a Let’s Talk session with a UWM counselor or therapist.
Guidance & Consultation
UWM has several processes to address concerns, including conflict resolution support, grievances, appeals and submitting complaints. Here are links to several processes:
This Dean of Students Office page lists resources about additional concerns (e.g., grade appeal, complaint about an employee, etc.)
Use this form to request assistance from the Dean of Students Office case managers or appeal coordinators. They can help you navigate different options.
Find information about free speech, students’ rights and responsibilities, and harassment and discrimination. Learn about ways to fight bias and report an incident to UWM.
Give to Support U
Consider giving to a program or initiative that enhances support for students at UWM. If you are interested in a program or initiative that is not listed, please contact University Advancement and they will assist you.
To make a gift, visit the Make a Gift page and under “Designations” select “View Other Funds or Give to Multiple Areas,” then select one of the following programs or initiatives:
- Chancellor’s Student Success Fund (6446000)
- Forward Scholars Student Emergency Fund (6020000)
- Fostering Success Fund (8100000)
- Panther Pathways Scholarship Fund (7141000)
- UWM Food Pantry (8318000)