Under the division of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Student Affairs, students and staff 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 EDISA division can do for you
Below you will find the various departments and programs that are part of the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and 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. Learn more about the organization of the EDISA and its programs.
Activities, Involvement + Leadership
The Activities, Involvement and Leadership office of the University Centers administers arts and events programming and oversees a range of student activities.
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 welcoming to all people.
With its main goal of inspiring students “to 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.
At UW-Eau Claire, we take care of our own. The Campus Closet is a free resource for students, where they can find gently worn professional clothing at no cost. Whether it's an interview, presentation or new job, we have the clothing covered.
In recognition of growing food insecurity among student populations, UW-Eau Claire established a campus food pantry as a means to supplement food supplies for Blugolds.
Center for Awareness of Sexual Assault
In addition to policies and procedures to help ensure student safety on campus, UW-Eau Claire is home to the Center for Awareness of Sexual Assault (CASA), a support and advocacy service for victims. All services are free and confidential.
Center for EDI Training, Development and Education
The center provides comprehensive training that aims to prepare a culturally competent workforce and a student body prepared to thrive in an increasingly global society.
Center for Racial and Restorative Justice
The newly established center, a clearinghouse for research, scholarship, advocacy and action, aims to educate students and the greater Eau Claire community about the history of race in America and the barriers to upward mobility for people of color.
The Counseling Services office at UW-Eau Claire provides essential counseling to students who find themselves struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, and a variety of other mental health concerns.
Dean of Students Office
The Dean of Students Office plays a vital role in the needs of students across a wide range of issues, from health and safety concerns to academic conduct.
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.
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. OMA creates events, programming, and training that works to create an inclusive campus culture for all.
Peer Diversity Educators
Peer Diversity Educators is a student-run organization that helps to promote understanding and respect for people of all abilities, creeds, races, social classes, genders in both identities and expressions, and sexual orientations.
McNair Scholars Program
The TRIO Ronald E McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is a graduate school preparatory program funded by the US Department of Education and sponsored by UW-Eau Claire.
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.
Student Health Service
Whether you have a cold or an ongoing medical condition, Student Health Service is here to help you feel better.
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.
Upward Bound is a federally funded program aimed at providing support to area high school students identified as needing financial and academic support in order to succeed and prepare for admission to and completion of college.