University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Student Life and Development


B.O.S.S. (Be On the Safe Side)

BOSS provides walking escorts and van transportation to UWM as a core component of UWM's commitment to Campus safety. Boss Functions to promote a safe environment for members of the UWM community to live, work, and study.

Inclusive Excellence Center (IEC)

The IEC is a resource center where UWM students can feel included, find resources to connect with others and engage with the broader campus community. We want to facilitate a welcome and inviting community and provide support for other UWM groups. 

Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research

Established in 2012, the Center for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research moves UWM to the next level by improving the student civic and leadership experience through a holistic and seamless approach to community engagement. Overall, the Center will ensure greater impact and success in UWM fullfilling its civic mission and providing well-developed leaders for our communities. We encourage you to explore this page to learn more about our leadership development programs, volunteer programs, and academic service learning programs.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center

The mission of the LGBT Center at UWM is to connect with various student populations and the community at large by:

  • Embracing the Diversity of the UWM student Community.
  • Increasing the Awareness of LGBT issues on the UWM campus.
  • Providing a resource for students and community members wanting to learn about and advocate for LGBT issues.
  • Providing a safe-space for all LGBT students and their allies at UWM to give and recieve social and emotional support.
  • Fostering student leadership and personal, academic, and professional growth through collaborations on and off campus.

Neighborhood Housing (NHO)

The UWM Neighborhood Housing Office provides direct outreach and advising to help students find quality off-campus housing and roommates through education, referral, and support. NHO staff work and interact with wide array constituencies including students, family, faculty, staff, and community members and promotes healthy living and social responsibility to connect students with UWM and the surrounding neighborhoods. 

Military and Veterans Resource Center

The Military and Veterans Resource Center (MAVRC) provides a safe, supportive environment and will advocate for all military and student veterans;ensuring a successful transition from the military to college, academic success, and the achievement of career goals.  MAVRC is the first stop for student veterans, campus faculty, and the extended community offering resources to meet the unique needs of each visitor.

Student Involvement (SI)

Student Involvement (SI) is your one-stop shop for involvement opportunities and student organizations. With more than 300 student organizations, a variety of leadership and organization training opportunities, the UWM Bucket list, information on Fraternity/Sorority Life and much, much more, SI guarantees you won't run out of things to do! Unsure where to start? Visit our office in Union 363 and we will help you find your path! The Student Involvement staff can directly assist you with:

  • Finding an organization or activity that fits your interests and experiences.
  • Helping organizations with funding questions.
  • Interpreting University regulations and policies.
  • Connecting to leadership activities and opportunities.
  • Event and programing advising.

Women's Resource Center

The WRC enhances awareness and understanding at UWM of the diversity of women's lives and experiences, and the role gender plays in everyone's life. The UWM Women's Resource Center:

  • Helps students who face unwanted sex, sexual harassment and other difficult experiences.
  • Provides individual counseling services and hosts support groups.
  • Lends from a library of great resources for researching papers.
  • Provides gender-related programming that informs and entertains.
  • Gives students a quiet, safe place to relax and feel at home. Presents opportunities for men and women to get involved and make a difference.