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UW South Madison Partnership announces 2020 expansion

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Members of Camp Bayview, one of the winners of the 2018 Community–University Partnership Awards.

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South Madison Partnership Fitness Class

Important COVID-19 Update

In alignment with the recent COVID-19 responses and recommendations from both Madison and Dane Co Public Health and UW–Madison, the UW South Madison Partnership office will be closed until further notice. For the latest information on UW–Madison’s “Smart Restart” amid the COVID-19 outbreak, visit

Goals and Responsibilities

  • Maintain relationships with the City of Madison, Dane County, Madison Common Council, Dane County Board, Madison Police Department, Dane County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, and the various subcommittees that meet about topics relating to the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
  • Represent the Office of the Chancellor as an ex-officio member of community organizations that value the input and participation of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
  • Build and enrich relationships with community organizations, nonprofits, school districts, neighborhood associations, various cultural groups, and partnerships, including the South Madison Partnership, to ensure that the University of Wisconsin–Madison continues to be a good neighbor.
  • Collaborate with University of Wisconsin–Madison campus partners that are working to develop community outreach strategies or seeking to enhance existing community partnerships.

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Civic Action Plan

W banners hang from the columns of Bascom Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison during winter on Dec. 9, 2016. In the foreground, at left, is the Abraham Lincoln statue.

UW-Madison’s Civic Action Plan was developed to identify ways to better support higher education, eliminate barriers to attending, and encourage new and inventive ways to conduct civic action and community engagement.

UW’s plan lays out the goals that have the most promise for cultivating and supporting a culture of engagement on our campus. It provides recommendations to prepare students for contributions to the public good, and solutions to to collectively address significant public problems.

Learn more about UW-Madison’s Civic Action Plan.