UW-Madison offers several ways for you to get connected to other LGBTQ+ staff and faculty.
- GLBTQ People in the University Committee is a shared governance committee
- UW-Madison LGBT staff/fac group on Facebook
- The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement (DDEEA) prioritizes recruitment and retention of diverse employees
Would you like to be added to an email list? Contact us.
As an instructor and supervisor, you have an opportunity to make a deep impact on students by building inclusive practices in your space.
See the resources below for a start:
- Making welcoming spaces for trans and non-binary students
- Being an ally: staff and faculty
- Gender pronouns guide
- Our many books on identity and social justice education, including Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice (2016) and Teaching Transgender Toolkit (2015).
For curriculum development or consultation, we want to help you with your questions! Please contact Katherine Charek Briggs for general inquiries or any one of our library partners for more assistance.
There is no longer benefit coverage for domestic partners at UW. See more at the Office of Human Resources page describing Benefit Options for UW Employees with Domestic Partners.
As of the Group Insurance Board meeting on August 8, 2018, state health plans (GHC, Quartz) offered to UW-Madison employees and their dependents will cover transition care, including gender-affirming surgery, hormone therapy, and other medically necessary care beginning January 1, 2019.
There is not yet a benefit document released; however, the Board voted to have transition care covered like any other benefit if determined medically necessary by the provider.
Learn more from UW-Madison’s General Benefits Information page and the University of Wisconsin System Employee Benefits page.
If you experience a bias incident or encounter a uncomfortable work environment, you have protections. See some options below.
- First of all, if you are in an immediate crisis, call the 24-hour UHS Crisis Line (confidential) at 608-265-5600 (option 9), or call 911.
- Report your experience directly here: Bias Reporting Process or see our Support & Crisis page first for more details on this process.
- File a complaint with the Office of Equity and Diversity: OED Filing FAQ
- The Ombuds Office is also here to help you with challenges that arise in your work environment: Ombuds FAQ
- United Faculty and Academic Staff (UFAS) is the labor union. They do not have specific resources on bias response, but may offer other support: UFAS site