The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion provides leadership to faculty, staff, and students in developing and implementing strategic initiatives that promote the School of Education and UW–Madison’s mission for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
FOR INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE
THE FABRIC OF THE COMMUNITY
Our Commitment and Values
The University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Education seeks to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion by reducing barriers to access; increasing the demographic diversity of our faculty, staff, and students; and encouraging scholarship, teaching, and service that embraces and engages the full measure of the diversity of our society. The School of Education recognizes that our desire to be an anti-racist, unbiased, and inclusive academic community is ongoing and involves shared commitment, responsibility, action, and accountability. We believe that diversity, equity, inclusion, and inclusive excellence, the four essential pillars of our approach to generating positive and lasting change, build upon our scholarship and the School’s reputation as a leading educational institution.
Key School of Education Initiatives
OEDI Programs and Events
OEDI provides and promotes programs and initiatives that establish and support a culture of academic and inclusive excellence in the School of Education. Our office promotes initiatives that recruit, retain, and support the success of historically marginalized students, faculty, and staff, utilizing every person’s individual and cultural assets as a competitive advantage to lead in the arts, health, and education fields.
Education Graduate Research Scholars (Ed-GRS)
Ed-GRS is a community of graduate students from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds receiving the Advanced Opportunity Fellowship in the School of Education. Ed-GRS offers students a support network of peers and assists students in becoming members of a supportive community of UW–Madison graduate students, faculty and staff.
Training and Professional Development
Our curricula and approach to training and development are tailored to the needs of the audience and seek to highlight practical and applied understandings of relevant EDI topics. Training and development opportunities are intended to reflect the School’s commitment to inclusive excellence and skill-building to support a culture of learning. OEDI aims to honor the expertise and knowledge participants bring to training opportunities as well as to support all members of the School of Education in their continued development toward their EDI goals and aspirations.
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee (EDIC)
The School of Education’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee (EDIC) promotes the goals of equity, diversity, and inclusion by considering and making recommendations that promote an equitable and inclusive culture within the School.
Summer Education Research Program (SERP)
The Summer Education Research Program (SERP) is sponsored by the School of Education and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Graduate School. The program provides underrepresented undergraduate students interested in pursuing graduate studies in the academic fields within the School of Education a valuable opportunity to engage in independent research guided by a faculty mentor.
College Access Program in Education (CAPE)
The College Access Program in Education (CAPE) is a 2-week summer collegiate experience for rising high school seniors interested in academic majors/fields within the School of Education. Students take a 2-credit course taught by faculty & staff in the School of Education.
The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion is honored to work closely with communities of marginalized identities to support them in creating affinity spaces to create an opportunity to network, build community, and share resources.
Explore related initiatives that help make UW-Madison and our School of Education a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive community.
Meet the OEDI Staff
Diversity & Inclusion News & Events
- March 27Wisconsin Idea ConferenceAre we there yet? Actualizing the WI Idea through Community Engagement All day, Varsity Hall III, Union South
- March 28History Disrupted: How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the PastPresented by Jason Steinhauer, author and public historian4:30 PM, H.F. DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building
- March 28PEACEPracticing English And Cultural Exchange5:30 PM, South Mezzanine (M), Armory and Gymnasium (Red Gym)
Humans have called this place home for 12,000 years and counting. Today, the University of Wisconsin–Madison rests in the ancestral land of the Ho-Chunk Nation, the People of the Big Voice, who have called this place Teejop (day-JOPE) for time immemorial. We as a university community continue to create and build upon our partnerships with the 12 First Nations of Wisconsin. We as a state university respect the inherent sovereignty and unique legal status, as affirmed and set forth in state and federal law, of the First Nations of Wisconsin.