Black history month
Mental Health Services is proud to celebrate Black History Month along with the accomplishments and contributions that black students, staff, and faculty have made and continue to make on our campus. This year in particular, we acknowledge the 50th anniversary of the Black Student Strike, which helped create a more inclusive and representative campus environment. We know that despite these historical wins, more needs to be done to improve the sense of belonging for students of color on campus.
We honor the strengths and resilience of the black community. We also recognize that communities of color are disproportionately impacted by issues such as oppression, prejudice, and inequitable systems of power and privilege. We see this as a public health issue and—as an agency—we’re committed to supporting black students through a variety of services, including our Student of Color and Men of Color groups, our outreach at the Red Gym, our work to match students with providers of specific identities, and our other campus-based programming.
We encourage all UW-Madison students to learn about the events on campus in celebration of Black History Month.