The Office of Student Diversity, Engagement and Success (SDES) supports the mission and core values of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UW-W) by providing programs that enhance, engage, and support students for success in their academic programs and beyond. SDES programs encompass curricular and co-curricular experiences that champion student diversity, engagement, educational achievement and success.
Our mission is achieved by engaging in collaborative relationships with faculty and staff in academic departments, student affairs leaders, university leaders, student leaders, and student organizations. SDES programs aim to facilitate enhanced student access, retention, engagement, graduation, and success. SDES houses several High Impact Practices (HIPs), which complement other SDES initiatives and campus programs. SDES and UW-W collaborators, together, foster a campus community that is characterized by inclusive excellence and that promotes holistic educational experiences for all students at UW-W.