Substance abuse can affect individual student retention, engagement, and academic success as well as the overall UW–Madison campus climate. UHS strives to cultivate an environment where high-risk drinking and drug abuse does not prevent a student from reaching their highest potential of intellectual, physical, and human development.
UHS Violence Prevention works to build the capacity of the campus community to prevent violence, support survivors and shift the culture.
UHS promotes positive mental health among students and prevents suicide through collaborative, campus-wide efforts to: strengthen practices and policies relating to suicide prevention and mental health services; reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues by providing education to the UW–Madison community; and promote help-seeking behaviors among our students.
Day-to-day expenses like food, clothing, and rent can make it challenging for students to make ends meet. There are many campus resources and student organizations available at no cost to all students.