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.

College of Engineering

This Week in SWE – D&I Highlight!

February is Black History Month!

Wednesday, February 1st is the start of Black History Month. This month is dedicated to honoring Black people from all periods of U.S. history. Google created this video, “Most Searched,” celebrating Black history makers as they have helped shape and influence American culture.

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Gender Inclusive Bathrooms

  • Engineering Centers Building, Room 2072
    – 1550 Engineering Drive, Second floor
    – Not ADA accessible
  • Engineering Hall, next to room 2103
    – 1415 Engineering Drive, second floor on the east side of the building
    – Next to Room 2103 (this room does not have its own number)
    – Not ADA Accessible
  • Engineering Hall, Room 3118
    – 1415 Engineering Drive, Third floor
    – Not ADA accessible
  • Union South, Commuter Shower
    – 1308 W Dayton, Third floor
    – Ask Front Desk (first floor) to unlock
    – ADA Accessible
  • Wendt Commons, Rooms 134 and 135
    – 215 N Randall Ave., first floor (one floor below ground floor)
    – ADA Accessible
  • Wendt Commons, Room 212
    – 215 N Randall Ave., second floor (ground floor in the Makerspace)
    – ADA Accessible

View a map of all gender inclusive restrooms on campus

Wellness/Lactation Rooms

  • Engineering Hall, Room 2645
    – 1415 Engineering Drive, Second floor (above Badger Market)
    – Chair, sink, refrigerator, changing table, and outlets available
    – Locked, request key from front desk of 2640 Engineering Hall (Dean’s Office)
    – Contact Peggy Conklin at 608-265-4048 with any questions
  • Mechanical Engineering, Room 2061
    – 1513 University Avenue, Second floor
    – Chair, sink, refrigerator, changing table, and outlets available
    – Lockable, contact WISELI (Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute) office at
    (608) 263-1445 or stop by their office (room 3065) to obtain the access code

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 2022-23 VP of Outreach and Diversity!

Hi everyone! My name is Meghana Kalluri, and I am the Vice President of Outreach and Diversity for UW-Madison SWE this year. The main focus of O&D this year is inclusion. I am always here to chat about anything related to O&D, whether you have feedback, new ideas, or questions and concerns. Please feel free to reach out to me over email, kalluri2@wisc.edu.

Learn More About Meghana!