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Garfield Avenue project affects travel on lower campus.

The project is expected to be completed in fall 2018, and the footbridge will be closed from late May to late August in both 2017 and 2018.

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Equity, Diversity + Inclusion

EDI Services + Programs


Under the division of EDI, students and faculty will find the services and programs aimed at providing support, information, assistance and leadership bringing equity and inclusion for all campus demographics. The work will create a more welcoming and inclusive environment, increase the cultural competencies of the university community, and advance institutional goals of recruiting and retaining under-represented students, faculty, and staff.

Below you will find links to the 9 programs that are part of the EDI division. Each offers something unique in the broad spectrum of campus services and student support. See each site for complete details and contact information.

Affirmative Action

The Affirmative Action Office supports equity and diversity through the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action plan, policies, and procedures. Our goal is to maintain a campus free of discrimination and harassment, and welcoming to all people.

Checks + balances

Blugold Beginnings

The Blugold Beginnings program works with local schools to provide a college connection for fifth-graders through high school seniors. Blugolds serve as mentors for elementary and high school kids, and can live in a shared living community.

Making connections early

Gender & Sexuality Resource Center

To address the challenges and issues facing women and the LGBTQIA+ community, this center offers resources, information and programs for our campus.

Find out more

Ronald E. McNair Program

The McNair Program provides disadvantaged students with preparation for research-based graduate study. Each year, the program recruits up to 13 students called McNair Scholars to pair with a dedicated mentor in the scholar's primary field of research.

How to become a McNair Scholar

Office of Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) provides services and programs to support and enhance the collegiate experience for students of color, through advising, advocacy and outreach. OMA is dedicated to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive campus.

Your advocates

Services for Students with Disabilities

Services for Students with Disabilities staff is committed to providing an equal educational opportunity for all students. Students with disabilities find a variety of services and accommodations to ensure that both facilities and programs are accessible.

Equal accessibility

Student Support Services

The Student Support Services program offers supplemental services for 300 UW-Eau Claire students. This federal program aims to increase the retention and graduation rates of participating students.

A community of success

Upward Bound

Upward Bound supports area high school students in economic need who show potential for and interest in college success. We provide counseling, leadership training and tutoring to students committed to remaining in the program for 3 years.

Help preparing for college

University Police

The University Police department is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. 

Keeping campus safe
Blugold Beginnings Day
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