The UW South Madison Partnership (UWSMP) is a UW–Madison initiative designed to meet the South Madison community’s needs and foster mutually beneficial relationships.
Located in The Village on Park, the space recently underwent an expansion and encourages engagement between community members and UW–Madison in accessible and meaningful ways. The new space, completed in summer 2020, now has five private offices, eight classrooms, co-working spaces, three conference rooms, a kitchenette and an open gathering space to better support current and future growth as an important community resource.
The expansion project allows more community members, researchers and students to facilitate joint projects. Along with increased programming, there will also be new opportunities for partnerships with both campus and community organizations.
UWSMP partners with 22 community organizations and works with campus partners across eight schools and colleges, five divisions and two institutes, in addition to the Division of Extension. Programming at the UWSMP includes the UW Odyssey Project, which offers a free humanities course for adult students facing economic barriers to college, and the Neighborhood Law Clinic, which provides a range of legal and advocacy services to low-income community members.
Room reservations now available!
Current UWSMP programs and partners can use our online reservation system for requests. New and interested groups can contact us for more information. Find out more.
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“(The South Madison Partnership) brings the Wisconsin Idea into the community in a very comfortable and welcoming way.”Fabu Carter, Wisconsin Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
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A group of volunteers gathered on August 18, 2022 at the UW South Madison Partnership to paint murals designed by Madison-based artist and UW–Madison alumna Lilada Gee.
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has designated the University of Wisconsin–Madison as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University based on the university’s significant, sustainable and campus-wide commitment to economic engagement, including its past and future focus on innovation and entrepreneurship, technology transfer, talent and workforce development and public service and community engagement such as the UW South Madison Partnership.
The UW South Madison Partnership building on Thursday, August 25, 2022 was filled with happy community members enjoying food, music, games and face-painting during its third community celebration, and first since it opened in a new, larger space. UW–Madison Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin stopped to chat with attendees and discuss the outreach role of the partnership.