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Center for Academic Excellence

Partnering with Students to Make the Wisconsin Experience a Reality

The Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) in the College of Letters & Science promotes the values of a liberal arts education and finds new ways for students to make a difference locally, nationally, and globally by partnering with students to make the Wisconsin Experience a reality.

The center serves first-generation, low-income, and multicultural underrepresented undergraduate students within the College of Letters & Science. CAE fosters an inclusive teaching and learning environment that helps students reach their academic potential, attain undergraduate degrees, and realize their human promise as they become citizens of a global community.

Our vision is to provide an enriching community for our scholars—one that fosters engagement and lifelong learning.

Explore the Center for Academic Excellence website to learn more about the research-based CAE model. Learn about academic tutoring opportunities, the CAE peer mentor program, high-impact advising, and student leadership development.   

Discover the ways that CAE students engage in the liberal arts and benefit from the richness of the College of Letters & Science, the largest academic unit on campus and the heart of this great institution

Explore the Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) website or call 608-263-5068 to learn about the ways that the center supports students in L&S throughout their undergraduate journey. Student opportunities include:

  • Academic Mentoring
  • Career Exploration
  • Civic Engagement
  • Leadership Development
  • Learning Communities
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Student Organizations
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Center for Academic Excellence Advising

How to connect with a Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) advisor

CAE advisors serve first-generation, low-income, and multicultural underrepresented undergraduate students in the College of Letters & Science. Student can stop by the CAE office located in B47 Bascom Hall, call the Center at 608-263-5068, or send an email to cae@saa.ls.wisc.edu to connect with an academic advisor.