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, and Tribal Libraries, Archives, & Museums.

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Native November 2021 poster image of Powwow event

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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.

In the campus master plan the development of block 16, which includes the ISC, Mecha, and Zoey Bayliss Co-op, will displace the current center, but UW-Madison is committed to finding a new location for the ISC prior to the start of construction in Fall 2023. There is currently a space study being conducted to determine the feasibility of the ISC joining the MSC and other identity spaces in the Red Gym. There will be a project page developed that will provide updated information as it becomes available – please check back here for a link to that page!

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

Bobbi Skenandore

Position title: Indigenous Student Center, Program Coordinator

Email: bskenandore@wisc.edu

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Contact

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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