Institutional statement on diversity
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW–Madison.
We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background—people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
We must have a shared understanding of what engagement, inclusion and diversity mean and how they affect our day-to-day work.
Employees feel valued by the university. They find pride and personal meaning in their work.
Employees feel like they belong. They feel respected for who they are and what they contribute to the university. They can be their authentic selves at work, because teams have removed barriers and negative biases.
UW–Madison employees have unique qualities and identities, including (but not limited to):
- Marital status
- National origin
- Physical and mental attributes
- Sexual orientation
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