UW Organizations of Interest

Black Graduate & Professional Student Association

To nurture and support black graduate and professional students at UW-Madison through participating in learning and personal development experiences, exploring career and networking opportunities, building a strong social and professional network, and serving the community at large.

Contact Info: bgpsa-exec@lists.wisc.edu


Wisconsin Association of Black Men

We develop young men by hosting and participating in events with our allies that promote social justice/progress on campus and in the community at large. We want to foster an environment for college-educated individuals, specifically men of African descent, to progress as people and open their minds to the world at large. 

Contact Info: wabmexecboard@office365.wisc.edu


100 Black Men of Madison, Inc.

100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. began its operation in 1994 and was incorporated in 1995 as a nonprofit organization comprised of members from many professional disciplines in the greater Madison area. The Madison chapter was established with the concept that it would make a positive difference in the lives of area youth, especially African American males, through mentoring, education, health and wellness, and economic development programs. Today, the members of 100 Black Men of Madison, Inc. are actively involved in the following projects: Mentoring; African American History Challenge Bowl; Back-to-school Picnic; Health and Wellness; Golf Outing

Contact Info: Floyd Rose at president@100blackmenmadison.com 


Black Life Activism Club (BLAC)

Geared towards the promotion of all Black lives, the acknowledgement of those wronged, and the subsequent call for justice through activism. We aim to dispel many of the negative connotations associated with “blacktivism” through service work, community accountability and restorative measures and civil protest. We are rooted in inclusivity and unity of Black lives; we do not tolerate homophobia, transphobia, sexism, ableism, or classism. We respect all people regardless of gender, sexuality, religion, etc. We are an all-inclusive organization, despite our name, we include people from all walks of life who are willing to be an active agent of change.

Contact Info: toguem@wisc.edu


Black Music Ensemble

A small to medium collection of instrumentalists and vocalists dedicated to studying and performing the works of Black musicians and composers. Following the 2016 retirement of Professor Richard Davis, this ensemble now continues as a student-run, audition-only organization devoted to the continuation of the jazz tradition. BME strives to provide a space that prioritizes the safety of all students, especially for students of color.

Contact Info: blackmusicensemblemadison@gmail.com


Black Voices, UW Madison

Aims to offer a platform for the historically silenced voices of black students to be heard on UW-Madison’s campus and beyond. It is an online safe space for black and African diasporic students and affiliated communities.

Started in the 1960s, the Black Voice was created in coalition with the Black Student Protests. The Black Voice offered students a free space to comment on events happening on campus from a black student’s perspective.

The Black Voice offers a space of community, mentorship, and learning for all who choose to participate. We hope to nurture the creativity, writing, and artistic skills of our members.

Contact Info: coley3@wisc.edu


Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee-Madison

Founded because there is a disparity of Hispanics in upper level management, and this organization aims to close that gap. We work to help develop college students in preparation for their career, by holding events throughout the year. These events can range from social events to networking with Hispanic professionals in the Madison area to meet people to be mentors in the students’ future.

HPGM, based out of Milwaukee, is supported by the full time staff that work from Milwaukee. They sponsor a scholarship, hosts big events and galas, and work as a general support base for the student organizations on 11 different campuses.

This club is a great resume builder, and a way to meet lots of different people to ensure success in the future!

Contact Info: castandacerda2013@gmail.com


Latinex Badgers

We aim to provide an inclusive environment for all members of the campus community to come learn about, interact with, and become more engaged within the Latinx community. Our mission is to create an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for members to learn and teach one another. We are wholeheartedly committed to building a strong sense of community with our members and campus partners. Through our activities we focus on social, personal, and professional development while promoting ideals of community service and social justice through a Latinx-focused scope.

Contact Info: latinxbadgers@gmail.com


Queen in You, UW Madison

We cater the advancement of women of color in areas of professionalism, self-esteem, and self-development in the surrounding community and on campus.

Contact Info: queeninyouuwmadison@gmail.com


SACNAS UW-Madison Chapter

An inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. We achieve our mission impact through outcome-based programming and initiatives.

Contact Info: skop@wisc.edu


Wisconsin Black Student Union

Designed to foster an environment that better suits the needs of Black students and stands behind the philosophy that through utilizing our talents, we can make our presence felt on UW-Madison’s campus.

Contact Info: mjmays@wisc.edu


Latinx Student Union

The purpose of the Latinx Student Union is to bring together all UW-Madison students who identify as Latinx to build a strong community and presence on campus. We serve as the advocates for all Latinx identified students and educate our peers, faculty and staff regarding our needs to be successful. This organization hopes to provide resources and serve as a support group to all Latinx students on campus.

Contact Info: mnavarro4@wisc.edu


REFORMA Student Chapter

Develops students’ professional skills and increases awareness of library and information services to Latinos through guest speakers, service projects, workshops, field trips, and networking opportunities on campus and around Madison. All students interested in working with Spanish-speakers and Latinos are welcome to join REFORMA. Spanish or bilingual ability is not required.

REFORMA is the National Association to Promote Library & Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish Speaking. The iSchool REFORMA Student Chapter is the first student chapter of the national association. The REFORMA Student Chapter goals are congruent with the goals of REFORMA National Association.

Contact Info: ReformaUWMad@gmail.com


Kappa Delta Chi- Alpha Kappa Chapter

The purpose of Kappa Delta Chi (KDChi) is to promote the values of Unity, Honesty, Integrity, and Leadership among its members and UW students. Although we are latinx founded we are not exclusive to latinxs, we value diversity and welcome women from all walks of life. The purpose of our sorority is relevant to the university in that it helps to foster an encouraging environment for student leaders to take roles in making change by becoming helpers to those in need through service, to achieve academic goals, and to form a support system for multi-cultural women. Not only is there emphasis on personal growth, there is also a strong emphasis on giving back to the community. The chapter’s local philanthropies are the Catholic Multicultural Center and the Neighborhood House. Some of the organizational goals include increase service programming, service events open to the UW community, and opportunities for academic and professional growth. As a chapter, KDChi strives to serve the UW Madison community through regular service learning practices aimed to benefit the campus and surrounding areas. Every academic year our sisters manage to collectively complete hundreds of hours of service in the community, all while balancing their academics and other campus involvement.

Contact Info: alphakappa.president@kappadeltachi.org