Speed Networking Instructions
Please choose 3 tables to visit in whatever order you like. We’ll let you know when it’s time to move to a new table.
Table hosts will give a 2 minute “elevator speech,” respond to your questions, and talk with you about UW-Madison programs and resources.
We hope that this will be the first of many conversations with you!
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Table 1 - Academic Integrity and the Office of Student Conduct & Community Standards
Academic Integrity is critical to the mission of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a research institution with high academic standards and rigor. All members of the University community play a role in fostering an environment in which student learning is achieved in a fair, just, and honest way.
Faculty and instructional staff set the tone in their classrooms by communicating clear expectations to their students and educating them on the consequences of engaging in academic misconduct while referring to campus resources.
The value of a University of Wisconsin-Madison degree depends on the commitment of our academic community to promote high levels of personal honesty and respect for the intellectual property of others. OSCCS Staff is available to help faculty navigate the academic misconduct process, consult on suspected misconduct, and to discuss appropriate sanctions. Please know that we are here as a resource for you and you are welcome to call or email anytime!
Table 2 - Assistance & Support for Students in the Dean of Students Office
Our Goal is Student Success! The Dean of Students Office is here to consult with you regarding challenges or concerns you have regarding students. We work closely with students to help them navigate this campus and get them connected to support and assistance both on campus and in the community. When you see concerns, please reach out to us early and often so we can connect the dots to better support student success. We are available via phone, email, or chat service.
- When to contact the Dean of Students Office or an Academic Dean
- What to do when you are Concerned about a Student (file a report)
- Talk to a Student About Your Concerns
- Tools & Techniques, including:
Table 3 - Gender & Sexuality Campus Center (GSCC), International Student Services (ISS), Veterans Services Military Assistance Center
International Student Services (ISS) serves over 6,000 international students by offering F and J U.S. student visa immigration compliance advise, co-curricular education support, and referral services to campus and community partners as appropriate. We encourage international students to frequently seek our services before making decisions that will impact their academic, professional, and personal journey while in the U.S.
We support faculty and staff to create an inclusive and engaging experience for our international student population to advance the student’s overall development. We offer multiple co-curricular education offerings throughout the year. Two cornerstone programs we offer are BRIDGE, an international friendship program, and International Reach, a cross-cultural speakers program. International Reach is a great opportunity for faculty and staff to request an international speaker for their classroom or training purposes.
The Veteran Services & Military Assistance Center (VSMAC) assists military-connected students with the transition to campus, handles the certification of education benefits, and connects students with needed resources to achieve academic success. VSMAC hosts events and collaborates with partners to create a veteran and military community within UW-Madison.
VSMAC is also a resource for students, staff, and faculty when students get called to active duty. The official Active Duty Policy and other resources are on our webpage, www.veterans.wisc.edu.
Table 4 - McBurney Disability Resource Center
Table 5 - Multicultural Student Center (MSC)
Table 6 - Mental Health and Prevention at University Health Services
UHS Prevention is committed to working with faculty, instructional staff, and teaching assistants across campus to advance health promoting policies, environments, pedagogy, and knowledge of resources that support the health and wellbeing of students and our campus community. Claire Barrett, PhD, Prevention Specialist and Mental Health Provider, is available for individual faculty and departmental consultation for those interested in developing healthy academic settings. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Mental Health is here as a resource. If you’re concerned about a student, please call us: 608-265-5600 (option 2). If you need immediate assistance, please call our 24-hour crisis line: 608-265-5600 (option 9) to consult with a counselor.
Students may experience issues and concerns that impact their ability to perform academically, connect interpersonally, or function effectively as students. In addition to providing services for students, Mental Health Services also offers ongoing consultation throughout the year to faculty, advisors, and other university staff. We recognize that faculty and staff are often the first to notice when students are struggling and may want advice on how best to help or guide them to further assistance. You may want to know how to get a student connected to services, whether to involve UWPD, or to determine your specific role in supporting a student – in these and other situations, give us a call to consult with a counselor.
Our mental health providers understand the complexities of student life and offer an open, safe, and confidential environment to help students through issues that may interfere with their development, well-being, and academic productivity.
The no-cost mental health services at UHS include individual, couple/partner, group counseling, campus-based programming, stress management, and psychiatry services. We also offer crisis services, which are available 24/7 at 608-265-5600 (Option 9).
We are committed to Diversity & Inclusion and acknowledge the implications of implicit bias, oppression, discrimination, prejudice, and inequitable systems of power and privilege on health and wellbeing and are working toward addressing this holistically for our community through outreach, clinical services, and attention especially to the needs of traditionally underserved and underrepresented students on our campus.
Access appointments are the primary way to get connected for counseling and psychiatry services at MHS. Access appointments can be made online using MyUHS – the client portal for all of UHS – anytime. They are a 20 minute phone conversation in which students will share what they are experiencing, be asked questions about their symptoms, and collaboratively determine the resources that are best to meet their mental health needs at that time.
Survivor Services provides confidential support to student victim/survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and/or stalking. These services are available to UW-Madison students at no cost. You are not alone and we believe that survivors are the experts about their own experiences and healing.
Make an appointment:
608-265-5600 (option 3)
Open Access, 8th floor
While classes are in session
Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays: 1-4 p.m.; Thursdays, Fridays: 9 a.m.-noon
Let’s Talk provides no-cost, informal, confidential consultations at locations around campus throughout the academic year. No appointment is necessary. Speaking with a Let’s Talk counselor can help provide insight, support, and information about other resources. [Note: Calendar will be updated by 9/1.]
SilverCloud is an online cognitive behavioral intervention program for depression, anxiety, stress, and body image.
YOU@WISC is a resource platform to help students connect to campus in order to succeed, thrive and matter on campus.
Student Success Workshops – details and registration available here – are repeating workshops on Fridays from 12:30-1:30 with 4 rotating topics: Adjusting to College, Make the Most of your Time, Focus your Attention, and Take Down Test Anxiety.
Table 7 - Violence Prevention at University Health Services, in partnership with the Office of Compliance
UHS Violence Prevention & Survivor Services is dedicated to preventing violence before it happens and helping address the needs of victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking after it happens.
Violence Prevention administers two-fold programming for first year and transfer students. U Got This! is a 90-minute online prevention program students must complete by September 21 and is available in Canvas. Upon completion of the online program, all first year and transfer students must also complete the Get WIse series, a 90-minute peer-led discussion on topics such as healthy sexuality, healthy relationships, and how to support a survivor.
For all incoming graduate and professional students, they must complete a 45-minute online violence prevention program, adapted to the specific needs of this population, and different from the undergraduate programming. This is also available in Canvas. For the undergraduate and graduate and professional programs we administer, a registration hold is implemented to ensure program completion by all students.
Our office also offers bystander intervention workshops between 60-90 minutes in length called ActWIse, and can be adapted for student groups or staff and faculty. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions regarding our programming or how we can help you support students in accessing resources topics of sexual violence and misconduct. Please see our website here for more information on programs.
The Title IX Program is housed within the Office of Compliance. The goal of the Office of Compliance is advancing a culture of ethical conduct and a commitment to compliance with the law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Title IX Program works to create and maintain an environment where no student or employee shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination on the basis of sex.
Tools & Guidelines:
Preventing Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence at UW-Madison
Table 8 - Center for Leadership Involvement and the Wisconsin Union
The Center for Leadership & Involvement (CfLI) and the Wisconsin Union assist students in intentionally connecting with the far ranging co-curricular learning opportunities that exist throughout campus, including the 1000+ unique Registered Student Organizations. These opportunities complement a student’s academic experience, in addition to helping them develop leadership capacity – the ability to affect positive change.
The UW-Madison Leadership Certificate Program gives students the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of leadership competencies and values as reflected in the UW-Madison Leadership Framework (the universities very own leadership model), through curricular and co-curricular educational experiences.
Additional leadership skill development can be found through programs at the Willis L. Jones Leadership Center in the Memorial Union and in the Center for Leadership & Involvement via the Adventure Learning Programs (ALPs), Student Leadership Program (SLP), and Leadership @ UW. Additionally, Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD), provides a wide variety of educational and recreational programming for students and staff.
Wisconsin Involvement Network (WIN) (directory of student organizations)
Leadership @ UW (provides Leadership Framework overview)
Adventure Learning Programs (provides teambuilding & ropes course workshops)