Prioritizing Equity & Justice

The Division of Student Affairs is committed to integrating and infusing equity, anti-racism and justice concepts within Student Affairs to cultivate a sense of belonging and establish a culture of respect for BIPOC students and marginalized identities, people, and communities. Students may be more likely to experience sense of belonging when their cultures and identities are celebrated and firmly embedded within campus programs and signature events, and when they have opportunities to engage in small groups, be heard, be expressive, be affirmed, and believe that they can achieve their highest goals. We assume all students have assets and are capable of success.


  • Create spaces, opportunities, services, and programming that celebrate the diverse identities of UWM students
  • Create more equitable and inclusive practices that reflect our commitment to anti-racism, justice, inclusion, and sense of belonging
  • Implement the Inclusive Campus Environment Inventory to evaluate unit-level physical environment, processes, and practices, and set goals to enhance equitable outcomes and services for students
  • Work with HR and hiring managers to have more reflective representation of staff

Learn more about how we do it: