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.
University Health Services is dedicated to preventing violence before it happens and helping address the needs of victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking after it happens.
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.