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Affirmative Action and Compliance Statement

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is committed to providing equal opportunity and equal access and to complying with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations and University of Wisconsin System and university non-discrimination policies and procedures. For information on all covered bases, the names of the Title IX and Americans with Disabilities Act Coordinators, and the processes for how to file a complaint alleging discrimination, please contact the Office of Compliance. The Office of Compliance is located at 361 Bascom Hall, 500 Lincoln Drive, Madison WI 53706 and can be reached at Voice: 608-265-6018 (relay calls accepted); Fax: 608 263-4725; Email: uwcomplianceoffice@wisc.edu.

The following are the nondiscrimination bases for covering students and applicants for admission to the university; university employees and applicants for employment at the university; and those wishing to take part in university programs and activities, including visitors to campus.

Students/Educational Programs

  • age
  • ancestry
  • color
  • creed
  • disability
  • ethnicity (specifically involving harassment by UW employees)
  • gender identity or expression
  • marital or parental status
  • national origin
  • pregnancy
  • race
  • religion
  • retaliation for opposing discrimination, making a complaint of discrimination or taking part in an investigation relating to discrimination
  • sex
  • sexual orientation
  • or any other category protected by law, including physical condition or developmental disability as defined in Wisconsin Statutes§51.01(5).

Employees/Applicants 

  • age
  • ancestry
  • arrest record
  • color
  • conviction record
  • creed
  • disability
  • ethnicity (specifically involving harassment by university employees)
  • gender identity or expression
  • genetic information including genetic testing
  • honesty testing
  • marital or parental status
  • military service
  • national origin
  • pregnancy
  • race
  • religion
  • retaliation for opposing discrimination, making a complaint of discrimination or taking part in an investigation relating to discrimination
  • sex
  • sexual orientation
  • use or nonuse of lawful products off the employer’s premises during nonworking hours,
  • veteran status
  • declining to attend a meeting or participate in any communication about religious matters or political matters, or any other category protected by law

Visitors and Program Participants/University Activities

  • age
  • ​ancestry
  • color
  • creed
  • disability
  • national origin
  • race
  • retaliation for making a complaint of discrimination, or taking part in an investigation relating to discrimination, or opposing discrimination
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

Also covered is any other non-discrimination category that may be subsequently added, even if not included in the above list, as a result of federal or State of Wisconsin court, legislative, or regulatory action, or action taken by UWS or the University.

Information for Students with Disabilities

The University of Wisconsin–Madison is committed to providing equal opportunity and equal access to people with disabilities who are members of the University community. The McBurney Disability Resource Center provides disability-related services and accommodations to undergraduate, graduate, professional, Special, and guest students. The center works closely with students and faculty on the provision of reasonable accommodations to ensure access to the learning environment. Common accommodations include extended time and/or small group environment for exams, class notetakers, sign language interpreting, real time and media captioning, and conversion of printed materials to an accessible format. McBurney staff members also collaborate with students and faculty to determine reasonable flexibility with regard to attendance, participation, and deadlines for disorders that fluctuate in severity over the course of enrollment. The center makes referrals to other campus offices or community resources for nonclassroom accommodations related to housing, transportation, personal care needs, and so on. Students should contact the center upon admission to begin the eligibility for services process. Early notice is essential in order to have accommodations in place prior to the start of the semester. For detailed information, see How to Become a McBurney Client.

McBurney Disability Resource Center
702 West Johnson Street, Suite 2104
Madison, WI 53706
608-263-2741 (voice)
608-225-7956 (text)
608-265-2998 (fax)
mcburney@studentlife.wisc.edu
www.mcburney.wisc.edu