EDI + Student Affairs Programs

A framework for success

Under the division of EDI + Student Affairs, 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 students, faculty, and staff.

What the EDI + Student Affairs division can do for you

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

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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 mentor and elementary students

Blugold Beginnings

With its main goal of inspiring students β€œto believe that a post-secondary education is important, attainable and available,” Blugold Beginnings provides opportunity and support for first-generation and students from underrepresented groups.

More than possible
Male students at commencement

Dean of Students

The office of the Dean of Students is sort of the Jack of All Trades in terms of campus administration, playing a vital role in the needs of students across a wide range of issues. From health and safety concerns to academic conduct, the DOS is key.

Dean of Students
Davies Center with rainbow flag

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.

Safe space
McNair Summer Research Insitute

McNair Program

The Ronald E McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is a graduate school preparatory program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and sponsored by UW-Eau Claire.

Increasing PhD's for all
OMA Welcome Back picnic overhead shot

Office of Multicultural Affairs

The Office of Multicultural Affairs has a dual purpose of both celebrating the diversity of cultures on campus and advocating for them as well. OMA creates events, programming, and training that works to create an inclusive campus culture for all.

VIcky Thomas and a student frmo Services for Students with Disabilities

Services for Students with Disabilities

In order to meet our mission of providing an equal educational opportunity to all, the Services for Students with Disabilities office works with students, faculty and staff to facilitate provisions for accommodations for a wide variety of needs.

Universal accessibility
Students and staff celebrating TRIO Day awards.

Student Support Services

Funded by a federal TRIO grant, Student Support services provides participants with individualized assistance that promotes the achievement of their educational and career goals.

Providing access
Upward Bound

Upward Bound

Upward Bound is a federally funded program aimed at providing support to area high school students identified as needed financial and academic support in order to succeed and prepare for admission to and completion of college.

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