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Building a stronger campus

At UW-Eau Claire, we celebrate and acknowledge diverse populations throughout the year. Events are designed to educate our campus community and honor the histories, struggles, and accomplishments of people from a range of marginalized populations. We understand that it is our differences that can make us a stronger campus. Our continuous priority is for all Blugold students, faculty, and staff to feel validated and valued.

Annual diversity celebrations and recognitions

  • Latinx Heritage Month
  • Indigenous People's Day
  • National Coming Out Day
  • Latin American and Latinx Studies Week
  • Schneider Disability Forum
  • MLK Celebration
  • Black History Month
  • Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Culture Fest
  • Forum and Artist Series
  • Q-Fest
  • The Fire Ball
  • Hmong Heritage Month
  • Racing Toward Justice
  • Native American Heritage Month
  • Disability Awareness Month 

Before I came to UW-Eau Claire, I didn’t think much about my cultural identity. Now, I cherish my culture. I’m committed to being an advocate for marginalized communities.

Erika Nguyen Psychology

Blugolds helping Blugolds

There is a long and proud history at UW-Eau Claire of Blugolds helping Blugolds — students eager to make change, help others be heard, and make UW-Eau Claire an even better place for all its students. 

Hear from recent Blugolds on what inspired them to be leaders — and all they are doing to improve equity, diversity, and inclusion here on campus and in our community. 

Making an impact

It's not surprising that Alejandra Serna is so passionate about her research project, “A Walk in Her Shoes: How Women of Color Navigate a Predominately White Institution.” After all, the UW-Eau Claire senior — a first-generation Mexican American who grew up in a suburb of Chicago — has been walking in those very shoes the last four years.

Now, she's using what she's learned to make a difference, hoping to make a positive change for underrepresented populations on campus and in the community.

Campus Pride

UW-Eau Claire named among nation’s most LGBTQ-friendly

The university is on the list for the sixth consecutive year, and achieved five out of five stars in the ranking, one of only 30 four-year campuses to achieve the top score on the Campus Pride Index.

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Foundation scholarship fund established in memory of UW-Eau Claire alumnus

The Justin Tubyeej Vue Memorial Fund will provide student scholarships through UW-Eau Claire’s Multicultural Student Services office.

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Andrés Mallea

Building connections, understanding

Growing up, Andrés Mallea was aware of his Latinx/Latine identity, but he didn’t know much about his community’s history. That’s changing thanks to the people, classes and real-world opportunities he’s found at UW-Eau Claire.

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female student outside Centennial Hall leaning on brick column

What the CRP meant to me

Sophomore social work major Emma Velazquez is wrapping up her second year as a Blugold, and has shared with us the profound and personal impact of a cultural immersion program that follows the history of civil rights through the Deep South.

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