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
- 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.
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.