Find community & support

Students have many ways to connect with others who share their goals, attitudes, and interests — as well as opportunities to expand their horizons beyond familiarity. UW–Madison brings together people from across the United States and all over the world from diverse cultural and life experiences.


Take time to explore, connect, and build community while you are here.

Ways to engage

Heritage months

UW-Madison honors its diversity by cultivating intentional experiences and spaces for students to learn and celebrate within and across identity, culture, and heritage to promote a more culturally aware campus community.

Members of the UW African Student Association performing

Identity Centers

Our Centers facilitate opportunities for academic and social support, co-curricular programming, and community building.

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Student Organizations

A great way to get involved, meet new people, and develop leadership skills on campus. There are more than 900 student organizations on campus, and many of them are cultural based.

Students with the Japanese Student Organization

Cultural programs

Programming meant to cultivate intentional experiences and spaces for students to learn and celebrate within and across identity, culture, and heritage to promote a more culturally aware campus community.

Students from different backgrounds having a conversation

Report an incident

Bias or hate incident

Including slurs, degrading language, epithets, graffiti, symbols, assault, microagressions, and harassment.

Report bias or hate

Sexual Assault

Get support and resources for healing and recovery regardless of sex, gender, or sexual orientation. Confidential support is also available.

Report a sexual assault

Other incidents

This could include a student that you are concerned about, hazing, stalking, or a missing student.

Report other incidents

Get support

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Health and well-being through an equity and social justice lens including personal physical health, mental health, and connection to a safe campus.

Mental health and well being

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Connecting students who are dealing with temporary and ongoing food insecurity with campus and community resources for long-term support.

Badger Fare

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Steps that UW-Madison is taking to support DACA recipients including guidance on what members of our community should know.

Undocumented student support

University Health Services

Medical, mental health, wellness, prevention, survivor resources, and health insurance information
(608)-265-5600 – option 9 for 24-hour crisis line

University Health Services (UHS)

Emergency contacts

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
(800)-273-8255 (TALK)
TTY:1-(800)-799-4889 (4TTY)
Ayuda en Español: 888-628-9454

Veterans Suicide Prevention Lifeline 
(800)-273-8255 (TALK) – select 1
Text message: 838255

The Trevor Project – LGBTQ Suicide Prevention
(866)-488-7386

Journey Mental Health Center – Madison
(608)-280-2600 – 24-hour crisis services
(608)-280-2700 – General reception

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716 Langdon St, Madison WI
608-262-4503 (MSC)
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