At SHAW Counseling Services, we value and respect students of all backgrounds. We appreciate individual differences and strive to honor the unique identities of each person we serve. Our center is an inclusive environment in which all are welcome. Students will be listened to, heard, and supported.
Systems of privilege, power, and oppression can negatively impact students and their mental health and wellbeing. In keeping with our values at the Student Health and Wellness Center and our commitment to health equity, Counseling Services staff prioritize the needs of members of marginalized groups. We believe that expressions of racism, hatred and discrimination in any form are major public health issues and we are committed to building and strengthening relationships across campus and within our community.
We recognize that multicultural competence is an open-ended and ongoing mission and we are committed to continuing education, to confronting our own biases, and to challenging each other to grow.
We acknowledge in Milwaukee that we are on traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk and Menominee homeland along the southwest shores of Michigami, North America’s largest system of freshwater lakes, where the Milwaukee, Menominee and Kinnickinnic rivers meet and the people of Wisconsin’s sovereign Anishinaabe, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Oneida and Mohican nations remain present.