Information and Guidance


Hate Has No Home Here

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

The UWO Counseling Center seeks to provide a safe, welcoming, and affirming environment for those within the university community and beyond. We believe that all humans are bonded not only by a united desire for justice, peace, growth and identity, but also by our diversity.  

The range of human diversity we value includes, but is not limited to, age, disability status, ethnicity, gender, language, nationality, physical appearance, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status and political ideology. It is our belief that diversity enlivens, challenges, and ultimately strengthens the human spirit, thereby enhancing our resilience and ability to flourish individually and collectively. We recognize that there is variance societally in the extent to which aspects of human difference is embraced. With this in mind, we feel a special obligation as a mental health agency to affirm multiple identities, to respond to oppression in all forms and to educate students about the innovative, culturally sensitive, services we have designed to nurture their physical, intellectual, social, spiritual, emotional and creative wellness.



 UWO Bias Incident or Crime Reporting Form:

 Equal Opportunity Equity and Affirmative Action:

 UWO Workplace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council:

 Division of Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence:

 Student Affairs Inclusive Excellence Committee:


Presentation – We Are Titans

 “We Are Titans” is a presentation that serves as a primer for understanding and valuing diversity and inclusion on campus. It is geared towards new students; however, it the presentation may also be beneficial for students at any point in their college career.

 Contact: Dr. Alicia Johnson, Director of the Women’s Center and Instructor for Women’s and Gender Studies Department.

  Training – S.A.F.E.

 Help make UW Oshkosh a safer and more welcoming place for the LGBTQ+ community by participating in S.A.F.E. Training (Students, Staff and Faculty for Equality). Participants take part in a three-hour, interactive workshop designed to introduce LGBTQ+ terms, culture, challenges often encountered by LGBTQ+ people, and how to be an effective ally both in and out of the classroom.

 Contact: Dr. Liz Cannon, Director of the LGBTQ+ Resource Center and Instructor for Women’s and Gender Studies Department.

 Polk Library Anti-Racist Reading & Viewing:




African American Studies Club For more information, contact Advisors Dr. Alphonso Simpson at (920) 424-0939;

 Asian Student Association (ASA) promotes cultural awareness within a social and academic environment through a network of diverse Asian connection. The ASA organization is open to everyone interested in learning more about Asian cultures and tradition. For more information, contact Co-advisors Mai Khou Xiong at (920) 424-3081; or Alyssa Bolante at (920) 424-3212;

Black Student Union (BSU) The purpose of the Black Student Union is to create a positive African American voice on campus and in the community. BSU focuses on the educational advancement of all students while encouraging cultural awareness, leadership development and building a strong alliance with organization and resources on campus. BSU addresses the advancement of students through cultural, educational and civic activities. For more information, contact Advisor Byron Adams at (920) 424-3081;

Campus for Awareness and Relationship Education (CARE) is a peer education group consisting of female and male ally students focused on raising awareness and preventing dating violence, sexual assault, stalking and harassment on campus. Peer Educators provide educational programs about Healthy Relationships, Consent, Sexual Rights and how to be a Male Ally. In addition to serving as a campus resource on the topic of relationship violence, CARE offers presentations that are available to all university student groups, classes and community organizations. For more information, contact Leslie Wartgow at

Gentlemen of Excellence (GOE) is a social and cultural student-led group committed to improving the personal and professional growth of male students in the areas of leadership development, and service projects in the Oshkosh community. Through programming directed at the building of self-esteem, self-determination, and conference attendance, GOE promote effective means of collaboration with other groups—on campus, locally and regionally—leading to greater outreach and engagement of male students. For more information, contact Advisor Dr. Carlos J. Salazar at (920) 424-2245;

Hmong Student Union (HSU) The Hmong Student Union promotes the cultural, social, and educational interests of all UW Oshkosh students and serves as the elected voice of Hmong students on campus and within the Oshkosh and surrounding communities. For more information, contact Advisor Mai Khou Xiong at (920) 424-3081;

Inter-Tribal Student Council (ITSC) The purpose of the Inter-Tribal Student Council is to cultivate and educate the UW Oshkosh campus and surrounding communities about Indigenous cultures. The organization seeks to accomplish this by providing social, cultural, and educational programs and events. For more information, contact Advisor Dr. Heidi Nicholls at (920) 424-7183;

Multicultural Student Coalition (MSC) strives to promote student leadership and success through fostering a passion for diversity in our community by offering a variety of cultural experiences and serving as a platform and voice for multicultural issues. For more information, contact Byron Adams at (920) 424-3081;

Q+Unity is a social club at UW Oshkosh for the LGBTQ/GSRD and/or Queer community, as well as its allies. Join us as we socialize, watch movies, do crafts, play games, and more! For more information, contact adviser Rich Marshall at (920) 424-1430;

Rainbow Alliance for HOPE (Helping Others Perceive Equality) is a student organization on campus that supports, educates and provides a social environment for GSRD (Gender, sexual and romantically divergent) students and their allies. For more information, contact Co-advisors Dr. Liz Cannon at (920) 424-3462; or Rich Marshall at (920) 424-1430;

Student Organization of Latinos (SOL) serves to promote student leadership and involvement by planning social and cultural event to educate the community about the Latino/Hispanic cultures. For more information, contact Advisor Esmeralda Delgado, at (920) 424-3164;

Sisterhood is dedicated to empowering young women of color at the University to improve their personal and professional growth and development by helping them with self-esteem, self-determination, motivation, and confidence building. For more information, contact Co-advisors Dr. Veronica Warren at (920) 424-2061; or Dr. Heidi Nicholls at (920) 424-7183;

Women’s Advocacy Council is a student group on campus dedicated to feminist activism. WAC student members work closely with the Women’s and Gender Studies program and the Women’s Center to advocate for gender equity. They bring speakers to campus and sponsor and co-sponsor many other events and activities. For more information, contact Co-advisors Dr. Alicia Johnson at (920) 424-3247; or Dr. Jessica Luca at (920) 424-1102;


UW Oshkosh Counseling Center
Student Success Center, Suite 240
750 Elmwood Ave
Oshkosh, WI 54901