This semester, our campus has seen acts of hate and discrimination on the basis of race, religion, class, gender, and ethnicity. These incidents should not tolerated on our campus — UW-Madison should be an environment where everyone can feel like a safe and respected member of the campus community. We acknowledge the feelings students may experience as a result of these incidents: rage, confusion, fear, frustration, hurt, and hopelessness.
If you or someone you know experiences an incident of hate/bias, you should know your rights and options for reporting. UW-Madison takes hate/bias incidents very seriously, and will investigate and respond to reported incidents.
If you feel like you need to talk about what’s been happening, you can drop into any of our Let’s Talk programs held around campus. These are informal, friendly, and confidential counseling consultations where you are free to talk about anything that might be on your mind.
Over the next few weeks, the Division of Student Life will also be hosting a series of open discussions for students who want to talk about the impact of recent issues related to campus climate. Visit campusclimate.wisc.edu/news/extended-hours-set-for-student-support/ to learn more.