Equity and Affirmative Action
The Office of Equity and Affirmative Action at UW Oshkosh is committed to act affirmatively to eliminate underutilization of and increase opportunities for women and members of racial and ethnic minorities that have traditionally experienced discrimination.
Gender Equity Council
The Gender Equity Council (GEC) ensures that the UW Oshkosh campus provides a safe, supportive, diverse and empowering environment for all women. GEC is comprised of campus leaders advocating to ensure a welcoming learning and work environment for women, especially women of color and LBGTQ; support the balance of work and personal lives; and hire, promote and retain a diverse campus community.
Inclusive Excellence Council
The Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor's Inclusive Excellence (IE) Council was formed to integrate the ideals of diversity, inclusion, and equity into all levels of the University concerned with academic affairs. The results of the Campus Climate Survey and the Equity Scorecard will serve as guides for the committee in establishing action plans to promote these ideals. In keeping with UW System's working definition of diversity, the IE Council defines diversity broadly as both "individual differences" and "group/social differences" such as "race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, and ability as well as cultural, political, religious, or other affiliations." One of the goals of the IE Council will be to promote the exploration of the impact of differences on the learning process. These differences include the group/social differences named above; the status of students such as their socio-economic, marital, educational, employment, and/or family status; and their position as returning veterans, first-generation students, non-traditional students, transfer students, ESL students, and/or international students. The IE Council brings together administrators, classified staff, academic staff, faculty, and students who have demonstrated leadership in and promotion of an improved campus climate around diversity. As it is defined in this charge, demonstrated leadership references an established record of being a change agent on issues of diversity on campus. The charge of the IE Council is to provide leadership, education, and advocacy that will cultivate an equitable, inclusive, diverse, and supportive climate for people traditionally marginalized from and within the campus community.
For more information, contact Jordan Landry, Ph.D. at (920) 424-1222.
Native American Student Services
This office coordinates the retention services for Native American students, assisting them with all aspects of their college experience, personal as well as academic.
Race and Ethnicity Council
The Race and Ethnicity Council will provide visionary leadership that is strongly supportive of the University's Inclusive Excellence Plan. The Council will promote awareness and serve as a platform for issues of race and ethnicity. It will explore educational opportunities to improve the campus climate for African American, Native American, Southeast Asian/Asian American and Hispanic/Latino American students, faculty and staff. The Council will ensure that there are opportunities for educational access and success by culturally diverse, traditionally underrepresented populations. It also will make recommendations to the Inclusive Excellence Council, serve as an advocate and a voice, and facilitate communication with various constituent groups to improve campus racial and ethnic relations.
For more information, contact Irma M. Burgos at (920) 424-3080.
Veteran's Resource Center
The Veteran's Resource Center is dedicated to providing support for our University's active duty veterans, guard members, reservists and dependents of veterans.
Student Success Center
Campus Engagement Opportunities
Study Abroad Opportunities
Other Academic Support