The Blugold Commitment asks students to lead the way by investing in more of the high-impact educational experiences that prepare them to succeed when they graduate. In addition it encourages faculty and staff to commit to providing an integrated curriculum and more experiential learning.
On February 5, 2010, the UW System Board of Regents approved the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s proposal for the Blugold Commitment, that all UW-Eau Claire students, regardless of socioeconomic background, will participate in multiple high-impact educational practices before graduation, including at least one of the following: collaborative undergraduate research, immersion experience beyond the borders of the campus, and internships/practica.
Making a difference
The Blugold Commitment provides more of what students said they want — meaningful advising, integrated and simplified general education and graduation requirements, global and domestic intercultural immersion experiences, and the chance to work one-on-one with faculty and staff through undergraduate research and capstone projects. The Blugold Commitment provides students with opportunities that better prepare them for their future in graduate school, in the workplace, or as citizens of the global community. UW-Eau Claire undergraduate students pay $900 in Blugold Commitment BCDT and $163 in legacy differential tuition.
The immense benefits of the Blugold Commitment can be seen all over campus. You might be surprised how many of your favorite events or experiences were sponsored by the Blugold Commitment.
What is your money funding?
Academic Skills Center: Supplemental Instruction
Advising, Retention + Career Center
Biology Conservation Capstone
Biology Scaffolds Program
Center for Suicide Prevention and Research (SPARC)
Center for Writing Excellence
Chippewa Valley Center for Economic Research and Development
Civil Right Pilgrimage
College of Nursing Simulation Lab technology
Community Fitness Program
Cultural Immersion in Nursing
Eau Queer Film Festival
Education Studies Cultural Immersion
English's internship program
First Year Experience
Geology Field Experiences
Human Development Center's Academic Intervention Clinic (AIC)
Immersion Experiences (DII/IFP/FLIIE)
Marketing Sales Competitions
ORSP Funding Opportunities / Celebration of Excellence in Research + Creativity (CERCA)
Social Work's yearly internships to South Africa
University Honors Program
Blugold Commitment Funding Documents
For information on how our funding process works, below you'll find documents that outline the process.