The Writing Center welcomes, values, and seeks to provide accessible and inclusive experiences to all UW-Madison students, faculty, and staff. We understand that linguistic and institutional structures affect the way people move through campus in a way that privileges some and marginalizes others. In our policies, pedagogies, and hiring practices, we work to undo systemic racism, heterosexism, cisgenderism, ableism, linguistic marginalization, sexism, religious discrimination, intolerance of political affiliation, classism, and other forms of implicit and explicit oppression. Our goal is inclusivity, which requires ongoing action and engagement with these issues, and we expect this statement to evolve over time as the Writing Center learns from our best source of knowledge–our students, faculty, and staff.
To learn more about how we put these values into action, please see our inclusivity praxis page.