Through five academic programs, in partnership with hundreds of students and community agencies, and based on almost a century of experience, we strive to enhance human well-being and promote human rights and social and economic justice. It’s in our mission.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work, occupy ancestral Ho-Chunk land, a place their nation has called Teejop since time immemorial.
In an 1832 treaty, the Ho-Chunk were forced to cede this territory.
Decades of ethnic cleansing followed when both the federal and state government repeatedly, but unsuccessfully, sought to forcibly remove the Ho-Chunk from Wisconsin.
This history of colonization informs our shared future of collaboration and innovation.
Today, UW-Madison respects the inherent sovereignty of the Ho-Chunk Nation, along with the eleven other First Nations of Wisconsin.