Below, please sign our petition and tell your story of how the UW System has positively affected your life, whether you were a student, parent, faculty member, staff, or community partner.
The Wisconsin Idea has guided our state and university system for more than a century. The University of Wisconsin provides affordable, quality education for residents in communities all across Wisconsin.
But the essence and spirit of the Wisconsin Idea is under attack. Massive budget cuts have led to program cuts and faculty departures. Administrative changes have undercut the nature of a public university, undermining the core guarantees of shared governance and tenure. Students, faculty, parents, and the counties surrounding campuses are seeing diminished value and higher costs.
We the undersigned want a restoration of a stronger, world-class University of Wisconsin System, Wisconsin is stronger if we invest in the university and support the legacy of The Wisconsin Idea.