OEDI Programs and Events

What is the Office of Equity Diversity and Inclusion?

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (OEDI) 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.


OEDI  provides and promotes programs and initiatives that establish and support a culture of academic and inclusive excellence in the School of Education. OEDI 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. OEDI promotes a community of scholars, practitioners, and collaborators within the School that effectively and efficiently enrich the quality of life for all our faculty, staff, and students, as well as local communities and communities abroad.

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Event Descriptions

Transitioning to School of Education 101

Learn tips and tricks for adjusting to college life in your major. This interactive workshop will cover how to utilize support resources and connect with student organizations in the School of Education. Participants will also engage in a Q&A session with the School of Education academic advisors and receive help finalizing their fall schedule. If you are a first-year student new to your school of education major, this workshop is designed for you. Brief reception to meet fellow students.

Multicultural Kickback

Kickback and mingle with food, games, and music. This is a monthly reception for all multicultural students in the School of Education. In collaboration with Academic Services, the Office of Equity, Diversity & Inclusion invites you to drop by room 159 in the Education Building for music, food, and fun. The School of Education’s Multicultural Kickback occurs once every month.

Lunch and Learn w/Faculty Series

Lunch and Learn sessions occur monthly from noon to 1 pm. This is a signature community gathering of students and faculty for knowledge sharing and networking. Over lunch, faculty and students meet to discuss their field history, science, and current research. Students will learn about the current research and professional opportunities available.

Getting what you came for: 4-Year+ Planning Workshop

Are you interested in developing a plan for your major and certificate? Would you like help planning your coursework and professional experiences for each semester of college? Then, join us for this interactive workshop, where you will learn how to develop a personal four (or more) year plan for coursework, extracurriculars, and professional activities. Get tips from academic advisors as you create a personalized college plan that fits your major, interests, and career goals. Learn how to master academic planning tools such as DARS, DARS, Guide, and Degree Planner for your advantage.  

Exploring Careers in Education, Arts, and Health

What can you do with your major? Find out during this interactive workshop with career advisors from the Career Center. Explore the varying career options in Arts, Education, & Health and learn what professional experiences are needed to achieve your career goals. 

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