A Statement of School of Education Diversity Values and Commitments

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. The following values and commitments support the school’s efforts:

  • The School of Education strives to provide an accessible community enriched by the identity, culture, background, experience, status, and abilities of each member of the community.
  • We acknowledge the impact that implicit bias, oppression, discrimination, prejudice, and inequitable systems of power and privilege have on our School community and confront these challenges to foster a more welcoming, inclusive, and equity-minded environment.
  • We uphold and promote the principles of equity and justice in our School and the broader campus and community.
  • We will educate and empower our students, faculty and staff to be equity-oriented agents of change and productive citizens who embody the Wisconsin Idea.