College of Letters & Science
Center for Academic Excellence
Programs and Services for Students of Color and Nontraditional Backgrounds
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a large multicultural academic community where students come to share their ideas, languages, and cultures. Whether from a rural, suburban, or urban community, each student offers a rich heritage, unique personal talents, abilities, and expectations that enrich his or her learning experience.
The College of Letters & Science at UW-Madison is committed to meeting the needs of a diverse student population. L&S Student Academic Affairs administers academic support programs that assist academic achievement while promoting a friendly and welcoming experience for students of color and nontraditional backgrounds. The programs that make up the Center of Academic Excellence include:
Academic Advancement and Pathways Student Academic Services Programs. B12 Bascom Hall, 608-263-5068; DeVon Wilson, Assistant Dean and Director/MD Coordinator
Academic Advancement Program (AAP). B12 Bascom Hall, 608-263-5068; Jose Madera, Assistant Dean and Interim Assistant Director
African American Student Academic Services (AASAS). B12 Bascom Hall, 608-262-2583; Adey Assefa, Student Services Coordinator
American Indian Student Academic Services (AISAS). B12 Bascom Hall, 608-262-2583; Melissa Greendeer, Student Services Coordinator
Chicano/a and Latino/a Student Academic Services (CLSAS). 25 Ingraham Hall, 608-262-2583; Jessica Rivera, Student Services Coordinator
Lawton Undergraduate Retention Grant. For L&S students who wish to apply for the Lawton Grant, contact L&S Lawton Grant coordinator Pao Thao, B12 Bascom Hall, 608-262-2583. Students outside of Letters & Science must contact their school or college's student academic affairs office, or the Office of Student Financial Aid, 333 East Campus Mall #9701; 608-262-3060.
Pathways Student Academic Services, L&S Student Academic Affairs units, B12 Bascom Hall, 608-262-2583; Geoffrey Thompson, Assistant Dean and Assistant Director
Southeast Asian American Student Academic Services (SEAASAS). B12 Bascom Hall; 608-262-2583; Pao Thao, Student Services Coordinator
Undergraduate Research Scholars (URS). 313 Red Gym; 608-890-3696; Svetlana Karpe, Assistant Dean and Director