Because education plays a critical role in society’s progress and success, UW Oshkosh has developed strategic collaborations with organizations and programs that impact students at all levels.
- AAC&U (Association of American Colleges and Universities) is committed to extending the advantage of a liberal education to all students, regardless of their academic specialization or intended career and helps individual colleges and universities keep the quality at the core of their work as they evolve to meet new economic and social challenges.
- American Democracy Project focuses on higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens.
- Black History Month at UW Oshkosh, sponsored by the Division of Academic Support, pays tribute to African Americans who have contributed collectively and individually to American history. Held every February, the University hosts several activities and events open to the public. In 2008, photographer Ernest Withers, who documented the civil rights movement, spoke on campus and exhibited his photographs in Reeve Memorial Union.
- CAPP (Cooperative Academic Partnership Program) provides the opportunity for upper-level students to earn college credits while still in high school.
- The week-long Earth Charter Community Summit at UW Oshkosh, one of the world's largest, is dedicated to the building of a healthy, peaceful and sustainable future for all of the planet's inhabitants. In 2008, the event featured a variety of topics and guest speakers, including presentations on global climate change and human-animal interaction.
- Earth Week, a week-long annual celebration, educates citizens about their personal responsibility in creating a sustainable environment. In April 2008, UW Oshkosh participated in its third annual Earth Week event with a Fox River clean-up, tree planing, presentation by activists on political reform in Wisconsin and sessions on the potential for using biodiesel fuel and fresh food from local farmers.
- Fox Valley Writing Project brings teachers from area school districts together to share strategies for teaching writing, while improving their personal writing skills.
- GOES (Greater Oshkosh Even Start) offers family literacy programming.
- Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) serves as the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ primary vehicle for advancing and communicating about the importance of undergraduate liberal education for all students.
- The National Student Exchange (NSE) allows full-time UW Oshkosh undergraduates to trade places with students who attend another institution through a network of more than 170 universities and colleges.
- National Survey of Student Engagement obtains, on an annual basis, information from hundreds of four-year colleges and universities nationwide about student participation in programs and activities that institutions provide for learning and personal development.
- Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance (NEW ERA) fosters regional partnerships among public colleges and universities in the New North to better serve the educational needs of the 1.2 million people of northeastern Wisconsin.
- Posters in the Rotunda: A Celebration of Undergraduate Research, held in the Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda, showcased undergraduate research from UW students and faculty and included the work of 11 students and five faculty members from UW Oshkosh.
- UW Oshkosh Head Start is the largest Head Start program in the state.
- Voluntary System of Accountability: College Portrait provides consistent, comparable and transparent information about the undergraduate student experience through a partnership of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities and the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.
- Wisconsin Campus Compact works with a national network to build civic engagement into campus and academic life.
- Youth Options allows public high school juniors and seniors to take post-secondary courses at a UW institution, a Wisconsin technical college, one of the state’s participating private nonprofit institutions of higher education, or tribally controlled colleges.