Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

The UWM Writing Center is dedicated to providing quality peer writing assistance in a safe environment free from discrimination, including that based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, age, ability, nationality, religion, or immigration status.  All members of the UWM community are welcome to  join us in building a writing community based on mutual respect.

Our staff acknowledges the unique personal histories, knowledge, languages and literacies that each UWM writer brings to their writing.  We believe that all writers have the right to work in an educational environment that nurtures respectful cross-cultural exchange.  In practice, this means that our tutors and administrators strive to…

  • Recognize and value multiple literacies and language diversity
  • Build, educate and support a staff that is knowledgeable, respectful and representative of the diverse population that we serve
  • Uphold the UWM campus’ continued commitment to stand firmly against injustice and inequity on our campuses and in our communities. (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)

We acknowledge that UWM resides on traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk and Menominee homelands 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.