Equity Initiatives

Fostering a welcoming environment for individuals with a passion for health, science, wellness, education, and equity is essential to reach the UW–Madison Department of Kinesiology’s goals of optimizing health and well-being on a global scale.

It is not enough to idly stand by. We are actively working to establish an anti-racist atmosphere in the department, so current and future students from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds will feel like they have the resources and space with which to succeed.

Implementing equitable practices and creating space for discussion and action are vital steps to create a positive climate for all. We look forward to working continuously with all, in the department and beyond, to build a healthy and well community within the Department of Kinesiology.

We endorse the UW–Madison Institutional Statement on Diversity

“Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW–Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community.”