School of Social Work students are invited to join social work or UW-Madison student organizations, organize their own student organizations (visit the Center for Leadership and Involvement for more information), and to join standing committees of the School of Social Work.
At the School of Social Work, most new ideas and decisions about how to improve the School start out with discussions in committees before being vetted by our various stakeholders, and before final decisions are made. New ideas that individual faculty, staff, or students have are often referred to discussion in committees first. For example, ideas for the curriculum are referred to the Curriculum Committee for first discussion, and new ideas for diversity and inclusion efforts are discussed in the Committee on Diversity. Committees discuss options and, when appropriate, reach out for input from various stakeholders before implementation or recommendations for change are made. Below you can find the current roster of committee assignments, including the student representatives on committees.
Below is a list of current Social Work student organizations. We list the Social Work Student Union first because this registered student organization has a vote at All School Meetings where policies are voted upon. It is an important first step to students’ involvement in academic and student affairs.
Students who are interested in joining a School Committee (Curriculum Committee, Field Education Committee, Professional Consultative Committee, Diversity Committee) should attend the Social Work Student Union meetings. The SW Student Union is tasked with presenting to the Director of the School nominations for student representatives to the committees. Students have full voting rights on standing committees. Committees are often charged with making policy recommendations for faculty and student representatives to vote on at All School Meetings
The primary mission of the Multicultural Student Center is to collaboratively strengthen and sustain an inclusive campus where all students, particularly students of color and other historically underserved students, are engaged and can realize an authentic Wisconsin Experience.
International Student Services (ISS) offers a wide variety of services and programs to international students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The ISS staff provides information and programs to international students about the campus and community and provide support and assistance concerning visas and related immigration issues.
The LGBT Campus Center provides education, outreach, advocacy, and resources for UW-Madison student communities and their allies to improve campus climate and their daily intersectional experiences. The LGBT Campus Center envisions a University of Wisconsin-Madison that actively addresses oppression in all its forms and affirms, includes, and celebrates people across the spectrum of gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation, including their intersectional experiences and perspectives.
The McBurney Center mission is to utilize our expertise in disability and higher education, and work in partnership with the University of Wisconsin community to deliver innovative and high quality services and classroom accommodations to UW students with disabilities, facilitate and advocate for reasonable accommodations so that students have equal access to the programs, activities and services of the institution, cultivate opportunities for students to articulate their strengths and advocate for necessary accommodations, and identify and respond to the dynamic nature of student needs and learning environments.