Diversity & Inclusion

You are part of a college community that strives to affirm the backgrounds, knowledges, lived experiences, abilities, and ideas of people from various races, cultures, countries, gender identities, sexual orientations, socioeconomic backgrounds, religious traditions, and more.

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This Week in SWE – D&I Highlight!

Happy Belated Earth Day!As many of you know, Earth Day was yesterday April 22nd. Visit the following resources to see how you can advocate for the health of the planet every day of the year:

Land Acknowledgement

The University of Wisconsin–Madison occupies ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place their nation has called Teejop (day-JOPE) since time immemorial.

In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede this territory. Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin.

This history of colonization informs our shared future of collaboration and innovation. Today, UW–Madison respects the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation, along with the eleven other First Nations of Wisconsin.

Meet the 2023-24 VP of Outreach and Diversity!

Hello! My name is Lydia (She/Her) and I am the Vice President of Inclusion, Equity and Diversity (IED) for SWE at UW-Madison. IED initiatives are being implemented across SWE to ensure that our community is ever increasingly inclusive and welcoming to all. I am always available for chat, feel free to reach out via email (lmalen@wisc.edu) with any questions, comments, concerns, suggestions, feedback, or anything else!

Learn More About Lydia!