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The mission of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is:

  1. To provide a range of undergraduate programs and degrees, including interdisciplinary programs, in letters, sciences, and the arts as well as programs and degrees leading to professional specialization.
  2. To offer graduate education built clearly upon its undergraduate emphases and strengths with particular emphasis in the fields of business, education, communication, and human services.
  3. To engage in scholarly activity, including research, scholarship and creative endeavor, that supports its programs at the associate and baccalaureate degree level, its graduate programs, and its select mission.
  4. To create and maintain a positive and inviting environment for multicultural students, students with disabilities, and nontraditional students, and provide support services and programs for them.
  5. To serve as a regional cultural and economic resource center through its service initiatives.
  6. To provide continuing education and outreach programs as integrated institutional activities.
  7. To provide a variety of co-curricular activities to enhance out-of-class learning opportunities.
  8. To encourage and maintain a high level of personal and professional integrity in all University life and activities.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to the development of the individual, the growth of personal and professional integrity and respect for diversity and global perspectives. These are met by providing academic and co-curricular programs that emphasize the pursuit of knowledge and understanding and a commitment to service within a safe and secure environment.

Living in the Whitewater Community

Whitewater is a city of approximately 14,000 persons less than an hour’s drive from both Milwaukee and Madison. The area is rich in natural amenities, including two picturesque lakes within the city limits, and is just minutes away from the trails, waters, and scenic vistas of the Kettle Moraine State Forest – Southern Unit. The local economy is diverse; featuring a mix of retail, service, and manufacturing entities, and the presence of the university enhances its stability. Whitewater also offers a quality public school district, along with numerous outlets for students and residents to practice the faith of their choice. The city and university have a strong partnership that continues to grow.

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