University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee




Campus Facts & Figures

Rating
CAMPUS PRIDE
INDEX
4.5
out of 5
Stars

The Campus Pride Index is an overall indicator of institutional commitment to LGBTQ-inclusive policy, program and practice. How is this calculated?

Region: Midwest
City/State: Milwaukee, WI, WI
Locale: Large Urban City (Over 500,000+)
Student Population (FTE): 26,037
In-State Tuition: $9,452.00
Out-of-State Tuition: $19,180.00
Institution Website: http://uwm.edu/lgbtrc
Institution Type:
Doctoral/Research University
Master's College/University
Baccalaureate College/University
Public/State University
Liberal Arts College

LGBTQ Student Opportunities

 

Colleges and universities want LGBTQ students, faculty and staff to be out and proud as part of the diversity of the campus community.  The Campus Pride Index provides campuses the opportunity to come out as LGBTQ-friendly and take responsibility for continually improving their LGBTQ campus climate. 
 
The Campus Pride Index features LGBTQ student opportunities by highlighting the positive work within higher education across the country. Prospective students and families may choose the best LGBTQ campuses searching the tool based on area of study, cost, location, type of campus and LGBTQ-inclusive policy, programs and practice for their college search.  
 
Reminder: Learn more by signing-up for FREE to participate in Campus Pride's LGBTQ-friendly National College Fair Program in eight different cities and the Campus Pride National Online College Fair.
 

Commitment to LGBTQ Issues

Diversity is not a number or a quota at UWM – Wisconsin’s most diverse and dynamic institution of higher education. UWM faculty, students and staff provide cultural programming, support services, academics and international opportunities that support the full depth, breadth and diversity of the human experience. From thousands of first-generation college students and the largest population of student veterans in Wisconsin to a nationally known LGBT Resource Center, UWM strives to be a place where all feel welcome and supported, invigorated and educated. UWM meets this commitment through the Chancellor's Advisory Committee for LGBT+ Advocacy. Established in 1995, the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee for LGBT+ Advocacy is a non-elected, standing committee devoted to improving climate and diversity by making recommendations related to current and proposed policies and practices that affect LGBT+ employees and students.

Our Synopsis

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center at UW-Milwaukee is to connect with various student populations and the community at large by: -Embracing the diversity of the UWM student community. -Increasing the awareness, education, and presence of LGBT issues on the UWM campus. -Providing a resource for students and community members wanting to learn about and advocate for LGBT issues. -Providing a safe-space for all LGBT students and their allies at UWM to give and receive social and emotional support. -Fostering student leadership, and personal, academic, and professional growth through collaborations on and off campus. The LGBT Resource Center is a student led and funded initiative to serve UW-Milwaukee students and the general University community. The LGBT Resource Center envisions an inclusive campus community free of discrimination in all forms where social justice inspires community engagement and equality.

Highlights & Organizations

Upcoming events


2/24/2018

2017 UWM Annual Drag Show

5/9/2018

Ninth Annual Lavender Graduation

10/10/2017

Coming Out Monologues

Groups & activities


Admissions

Admissions Office


University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Admissions Office

UWM Admissions Office
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
3253 N Downer Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53211

Phone: (414) 229-2222
Website: https://www4.uwm.edu/admission/

Admission Application Deadline:


Email Campus Admissions

Overall Campus Pride Index Score

The Campus Pride Index has a strong theoretical research foundation in LGBTQ current programs, practices and policies for safer, more inclusive campus learning environments. The index tool has been tested extensively since 2001 and recently updated with new, higher LGBTQ national benchmarks in 2015. 

The Campus Pride Index is a vital tool for assisting campuses in learning ways to improve their LGBTQ campus life and ultimately shape the educational experience to be more inclusive, welcoming and respectful of LGBTQ and ally people. The index is owned and operated by Campus Pride, the leading national nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create safer, more LGBTQ-Friendly learning environments at colleges and universities. Campus Pride commends the campuses participating in the index and their willingness to come out, be visible and actively advocate for improving higher education for LGBTQ people.

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
LGBTQ-friendly break-down by inclusion factors


Sexual Orientation Score
5 of 5
Gender Identity/Expression Score
4.5 of 5
LGBTQ Policy Inclusion
4 of 5
LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment
5 of 5
LGBTQ Academic Life
5 of 5
LGBTQ Student Life
4.5 of 5
LGBTQ Housing & Residence Life
5 of 5
LGBTQ Campus Safety
5 of 5
LGBTQ Counseling & Health
4.5 of 5
LGBTQ Recruitment & Retention Efforts
4 of 5

LGBTQ-Friendly Report Card

LGBTQ Policy Inclusion

Non-discrimination statement inclusive of sexual orientation
Non-discrimination statement inclusive of gender identity/expression
Health insurance coverage to employees’ same sex partner
Accessible, simple process for students to change their name on university records and documents
Accessible, simple process for students to change their gender identity on university records and documents
Students have option to self-identify sexual orientation on admission application or post enrollment forms
Students have option to self-identify gender identity/expression on admission application or post enrollment forms

LGBTQ Support & Institutional Commitment

Resource center/office with responsibilities for LGBTQ students
Paid staff with responsibilities for LGBTQ support services
Ally program or Safe Space/Safe Zone
Actively seek to employ diversity of faculty & staff including visible, out LGBTQ people
Standing advisory committee that deals with LGBTQ issues
LGBTQ alumni group

LGBTQ Academic Life

LGBTQ studies program
LGBTQ specific course offerings
Actively recruit faculty for LGBTQ-related academic scholarship
New faculty/staff training opportunities on sexual orientation issues
New faculty/staff training opportunities on gender identity issues
LGBTQ faculty/staff organization

LGBTQ Student Life

LGBTQ & Ally student organization
LGBTQ & Ally graduate student organization
LGBTQ social fraternity/sorority
Regularly plans LGBTQ social activities
Regularly plans educational events on transgender issues
Regularly offers educational events surrounding intersectionality of identities for LGBTQ people
LGBTQ-inclusive career services

LGBTQ Housing & Residence Life

LGBTQ living space, theme floors and/or living-learning community
Roommate matching for LGBTQ students to find LGBTQ-friendly roommate
Gender-inclusive housing for new students
Gender-inclusive housing for returning students
Gender-inclusive/single occupancy restroom facilities in campus housing
Gender-inclusive/single occupancy shower facilities in campus housing
Trains residence life and housing staff at all levels on LGBTQ issues and concerns

LGBTQ Campus Safety

Procedure for reporting LGBTQ related bias incidents and hate crimes
Active ongoing training for hate crime prevention
Active outreach to LGBTQ students and student organization
Trains campus police on sexual orientation issues
Trains campus police on gender identity/expression issues
Supports victims of LGBTQ sexual violence and partner violence

LGBTQ Counseling & Health

LGBTQ counseling/support groups
Trans-inclusive trained counseling staff
Free, anonymous and accessible HIV/STI testing
LGBTQ-inclusive health information and safer sex materials available
Trans-inclusive student health insurance policy which covers ongoing counseling services
Trans-inclusive student health insurance policy which covers hormone replacement therapy

LGBTQ Recruitment & Retention

Annually participates in LGBTQ admission fairs
LGBTQ student scholarships
LGBTQ mentoring program to welcome and assist LGBTQ students in transitioning to academic and college life
Special Lavender or Rainbow Graduation ceremony for LGBTQ students and allies
Admission counselors receive LGBTQ-inclusive training and resources

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