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Indigenous Student Center

The Indigenous Student Center is a space that serves Indigenous students by providing academic, professional, and social opportunities focusing on collaborative partnerships, programming, and community building at UW-Madison and beyond.

The ISC centers the voices, experiences, and dynamic lives of Indigenous students. The center serves as a space to study, hold programming, and to hang out. The center is home to six student organizations – Wunk Sheek, American Indian Science & Engineering Society, Alpha Pi Omega Sorority Inc. – Lambda Chapter, MadTown Singers, Indigenous Law Student Association, Indigenous Graduate Students, and Tribal Libraries, Archives, & Museums.

 

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The History of ISC

The Indigenous Student Center, formerly known as the American Indian Student and Cultural Center (AISCC), was established in 2009 under the management of the American Indian Studies Program. In September 2021, management of the AISCC was transferred to Student Affairs, specifically the Multicultural Student Center, to expand the capacity to meet Indigenous student needs, and the inaugural Program Coordinator, Bobbi Skenandore, was hired. After reviewing feedback from students, staff, and faculty during the summer of 2022, the AISCC was renamed as the Indigenous Student Center.

Construction of the Irving and Dorothy Levy Hall, a new academic building that will be located near the ISC, will begin in fall 2023. This construction will not include demolition of the ISC house. Relevant information about campus development of the block and its potential impact on the ISC house is updated on the Student Affairs website.

If you have questions or feedback, please contact Argyle Wade, chief of staff for the vice chancellor for student affairs, who is the Student Affairs lead on this work.

Location

The ISC is located at 215 N Brooks Street. The ISC is a controlled access building via wiscards open to students, staff, and faculty from 8am to 10pm. Access does need to be requested by emailing isc@studentlife.wisc.edu.

 

Staff

Silas Cleveland

Position title: ISC Programming Assistant

McKaylin Peters

Position title: ISC Programming Assistant

Bobbi Skenandore

Position title: Indigenous Student Center, ISC AUNTIE

Email: bskenandore@wisc.edu

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For more detailed information on events, please click on the event titles below, contact us at isc@studentaffairs.wisc.edu  and follow us on social media.

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