University of Wisconsin–Madison

BIWOC (Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color) Employee Gatherings


The BIWOC (Black, Indigenous, and Womxn of Color) Community is a group of campus employees focused on improving the overall campus climate for and work experience of BIWOC employees at UW–Madison through cultivating a sense of community, trust, and safety.


In 2017, the Division of Diversity, Equity and Educational Achievement (DDEEA) partnered with the Office of Undergraduate Advising (OUA) to create and hold space for BIWOC (Black, Indigenous, and Womxn of Color) employees on campus to serve multiple functions – to foster a sense of belonging among BIWOC employees, increase networking opportunities, increase personal and professional development and growth, contribute to the retention of underrepresented staff and faculty, and impact the overall climate at UW–Madison. Since its inception, the BIWOC community has grown and strengthened over the years through increased awareness, community engagement, and new campus partnerships to support these efforts.

BIWOC Community Gatherings

In partnership with campus partners, the BIWOC community gatherings are hosted on a monthly basis throughout the year. Gatherings are intended to fulfill the needs listed above and provide space for BIWOC employees to build community and engage in self and collective care.


To learn more about the BIWOC community or to support the group’s efforts, please contact

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