The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is committed to fostering a sustainable and inclusive campus community by striving to dismantle bias and hate and empowering marginalized voices. To sustain this commitment, we must move beyond the idea of cultural competence and move toward intentional recognition of power and privilege. We commit to ongoing exploration of our own biases, personal reflection, and a willingness to listen to and learn from others of diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives. We commit to reframing our interactions and reflecting on own experiences and identities. Our intentional commitment allows us to develop, support, and educate our students and one another to constructively engage in local, regional, and global communities.
As a predominantly white institution with changing student, faculty, and staff demographics, it is imperative we work together in the pursuit of social justice to dismantle systems of oppression and actualize basic human rights for all. We’ve made progress and continue to recognize the process of working toward this goal. By building collaborative advocacy across campuses and within our communities, we can dismantle bias and hate, empower marginalized voices, and intentionally shift power and privilege. Our commitment to this process allows us to build a stronger UWSP.
The primary mission of Diversity and College Access (DCA) is to improve the retention and graduation rates for African American, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Latinx, Native American and LGBTQ+ students. DCA connects these students to on and off campus resources and supports pre-college programs for low-income, first generation and academically at-risk high school students. DCA includes the
Multicultural Resource Center, Queer Resource Center, Native American Center, Noel Compass Scholars Program and Leadership, Empowerment, and Discovery (LEAD) Summer Bridge Program.
Alliance of Multicultural and Diversity Organizations
AMDO will help the individual multicultural and diversity student organizations on the UWSP campus work together and help make this campus more inclusive and safe for all students irrespective of their beliefs, background or any other factor.
Alliance of Non-Traditional Students at UWSP (ANTS)
The alliance serves as a vehicle for the social and intellectual interests of nontraditional students and advocate for their needs in the university community. The alliance shall also attempt to utilize the experience of its members to improve the university experience for all students and staff members.
American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES)
Provides opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives to pursue studies in science, engineering, business and other academic areas.
American Indians Reaching For Opportunities (AIRO)
Encourages awareness and understanding of all Indian people, on campus, off campus and all who seek information about Indian people and culture.
Black Student Union (BSU)
Focuses on creating an environment, which serves as a support system for students both academically and socially. BSU also provides a place where students can feel comfortable sharing common joys and concerns, while being surrounded by people who share the same passion to make a difference in both their communities and on campus. BSU strives to break down negative stereotypes attached to the black community, through the promotion of a positive image of our culture. Our members serve as educators and representatives of black culture and heritage.
Gender-Sexuality Alliance (GSA)
Provides a social, emotional and educational support group for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and ally populations on campus and in the surrounding communities. The Gender and Sexuality Alliance also acts as an educational student organization to provide greater awareness of the issues that concern the members themselves, the university and the surrounding communities.
Hmong and S.E. Asian American Club (HaSEAAC)
Promotes awareness and provides an extensive understanding of the Hmong and Southeast Asian culture to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and the local community through personal experience, knowledge and historical understanding. HaSEAAC engages in significant volunteer activities and creates events for the public, which in turn provides leadership opportunities members of HaSEAAC.
International Club (I Club)
Promotes and encourages an exchange of culture throughout the nations by providing opportunities for friendship, understanding and the social interest of its members.
Latino Student Alliance (LSA)
Works to promote a deeper understanding of Latin American cultures through educational events, presentations and entertainment.
Promoting Awareness and Victim Empowerment
The purpose of PAVE is to Shatter the Silence of Sexual, Interpersonal, and Discriminatory Violence using social, educational, and legislative/policy tactics, as well as collaborating with professional campus and community resources.
South Asia Society (SAS)
Fosters global family ideals and promotes an exchange of culture, friendship and understanding among members and the community.
UW-Stevens Point’s Veterans Club is a part of the national organization, Student Veterans of America. Our club is geared to aid Veterans who have taken the first step to start or continue school. We offer a familiar atmosphere for vets who may feel out of place or disconnected while at the university. All of our officers have a strong passion to help our brothers and sisters not only get through school, but to help set them up for success after graduation. The Veterans Club hosts fundraising events, training opportunities and helps veterans get the most out of their benefits. Volunteer with us to make our campus and your transition better! We look forward to meeting you at one of our biweekly meetings.
These resources are meant to support folks within marginalized communities. On our path towards equitable access to higher education, we acknowledge that this does not serve as an exhaustive list.
By connecting and learning, we can commit to ongoing exploration of our own biases, personal reflection, and willingness to listen to and learn from others of diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives. We are then able to commit to reframing our interactions and reflecting on our own experiences and identities. Our intentional commitment allows us to develop, support, and educate our students and one another to constructively engage in local, regional, and global communities.
These community resources are intended for folks who identify within marginalized communities. If you are looking to connect with the community or to learn more about Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion work, please refer to the “Connect & Learn” opportunities section.
Campus climate is defined as the campus environment as it relates to interpersonal, academic, and professional interactions. Responses from past UWSP climate surveys have helped bring awareness to campus leadership regarding the needs of the campus community. The knowledge and perspective represented within survey results have led to new initiatives and increased program funding that aims to foster an inclusive campus and community.
Coming soon: 2020 Campus Climate Survey
The US Department of Education requires universities to disclose and publish campus crime statistics, security information, and fire safety information annually. Statistics for the three previous calendar years and policy statements are released on or before October 1st in our Annual Security Report. Another requirement of the Clery Act, is that the campus community must be given timely warnings of ongoing safety threats and immediate/emergency notifications. For more information about when and how these notices will be sent out, please see our Jeanne Clery Act page.
Whether it is a specific incident of hate or bias, or an unfair policy or practice on campus, we want to hear about it! Please use the following forms so we can help make our campus community a more inclusive and safe space for all. Your experiences matter to us! If you are ever a victim, a firsthand witness, or heard of an incident of hate/bias secondhand, please complete a confidential Hate/Bias Incident Report. We need your help to flag any campus policy or practice that adversely affects a minority group so that we can work with the department to make the change we deserve. Please complete a report to let us know.