Campus Climate News
UW-Eau Claire again on Campus Pride's 'Best of the Best' colleges and universities for LGBTQ+ students list
For the fifth consecutive year, UW-Eau Claire is on the “Best of the Best” colleges and universities list from Campus Pride, the preeminent resource for tracking LGBTQ-friendly policies, programs and practices in higher education.
UW-Eau Claire students reach 70% vaccination milestone
Vaccinated UW-Eau Claire students who have uploaded their vaccination cards now are eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship from the university and additional scholarship funds from the UW System.
Gen 2 Blugold Beginnings: Cousins join the program
When brothers Adrian and Juan Wilson attended UW-Eau Claire as math and science campers in the 1990s, then later as undergrads, they had no idea that someday their own children might also find a home in UWEC programs and classrooms.
Faculty mentors help new grad succeed despite health challenges and pandemic
Amelia Montie credits a team of faculty mentors for helping her thrive at UW-Eau Claire, including during her final semester of college as she is managing a new diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes as well as a global pandemic that moved all classes online.
New grad living in the fast lane
After just two years at UW-Eau Claire, Breah Ostertag will earn her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice this spring. The ambitious Blugold now is ready to begin her career in law enforcement.
See shares Circles of Change experience in essay
Wondering what it’s like to spend hours with a dozen people — mostly strangers — talking about race relations at UW-Eau Claire and in the Chippewa Valley? In a recent Volume One essay, Patti See shares her powerful experience as a part of a pilot Circles of Change discussion group.
Making Eau Claire a safer place for LGBTQ+ people
Community members will gather this month to celebrate a new Blugold-led initiative aimed at making Eau Claire a safer place for LGBTQ+ individuals seeking medical care. Safe Spaces Coalition of the Chippewa Valley will celebrate the first edition of its “Resource Guide to LGBTQ+ Friendly and Competent Service Providers” during an April 17 launch party. The event, open to all members of the community, will run from 6-8 p.m. in the Eau Claire Room of L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in downtown Eau Claire.
Making the campus, community a more welcoming place
People of varying ages, races, genders, backgrounds and socioeconomic classes will come together this spring in Eau Claire to talk about making UW-Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley a more welcoming place for everyone. This spring, the Circles of Change initiative — a partnership among UW-Eau Claire, Chippewa Valley Technical College, Eau Claire Area School District and the Eau Claire community — will pilot its first two discussion groups. The goal, organizers say, is to facilitate positive social change, particularly in terms of race relations on campus and in the community.
Chancellor's Blog: Campus Climate Survey shows we have much room for improvement
Outcomes of UW-Eau Claire's Campus Climate Survey will be invaluable to the campus as a solid foundation that will enable the campus community to measure its progress toward achieving its goal of a more equitable, diverse and inclusive UW-Eau Claire.