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Academic Opportunity Center (AOC)
(For designated AOC students only)
The Academic Opportunity Center (AOC), part of Academic Affairs, provides access to The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) for students who have academic potential but whose prior education may not have adequately prepared them for college. The Center provides support services for students to help them develop their academic skills and adjust to university life. Such services include intrusive academic advising and introductory course offerings in English, mathematics, study skills and reading.
African American Student Academic Services
Bolton Hall 170
The College of Letters and Science's African American Student Academic Services (AASAS) is specifically designed to guide African American Students through the maze of college requirements. AASAS advisors are skilled professionals who provide academic advising and support to African American students in the College of Letters and Science. They keep abreast of degree requirements and University policies that ultimately affect the students they advise. Working cooperatively with professionals in other areas, African American students are provided with opportunities that will result in achievement of educational, professional and personal goals.
American Indian Student Services
Bolton Hall 195
The American Indian Student Services (AISS) Office supports current and prospective UWM American Indian students with personalized services. These services help students realize their educational goals and make their UWM experience fulfilling. Through support and assistance of American Indian students, we hope to strengthen our communities and tribes. Support services include: recruitment and pre-college advising, academic advising and personal counseling, assistance with the admissions and financial aid processes, peer mentoring, and cultural enrichment programming. All American Indian students are encouraged to use these services and to visit the AISS office.
Black Cultural Center
Bolton Hall 176
The BCC is a critical component of the University's efforts to recruit and retain students of African descent. Working in conjunction with other campus offices and departments, the BCC designs and implements social, cultural and academic programming designed to enhance the cultural competency of the campus and greater Milwaukee community.
A series of educational/academic, social, cultural, career development, and leadership workshops and activities are sponsored by the Black Cultural Center.
Center for International Education
Garland Hall 138
The Center for International Education (CIE) offers a wealth of internationally-focused programs and activities for students, faculty, staff, and the public. CIE connects domestic and international students and scholars with on-campus and overseas research and study opportunities while expanding public access to UWM's international resources.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center
The LGBT Resource Center connects with various student populations and the community at large by embracing the diversity of campus, increasing awareness and providing resources on LGBT topics. In addition, this entity offers a safe space for LGBT students and their allies.
Roberto Hernandez Center
Bolton Hall 183
Whether you are a student, parent, faculty, staff or an interested community member, this site is intended to serve you by providing information, resources and opportunities pertinent to the Latino community of southeastern Wisconsin – especially to Latino students at UWM.
The mission of the Roberto Hernández Center is to provide academic services that promote Latino student success, to engage in outreach to the Latino community and beyond and to support applied research pertinent to Latinos.
Southeast Asian American Student Services
Bolton Hall 160
The Southeast Asian-American Student Services (SAASS) office provides recruitment and retention services which are essential in helping Southeast Asian-American (Cambodian, Hmong, Laotian and Vietnamese) students achieve their educational goals. The support services include academic advising, application for admission assistance, career planning assistance, financial aid assistance, personal counseling and more.
Student Support Services (SSS)
(For designated SSS students only)
The Student Support Services Program (SSS) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to provide academic support services for eligible students at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. This program is part of the family of TRIO programs which also includes Upward Bound, Talent Search and McNair.
Services provided include academic advising and planning, registration assistance, campus resource referral, financial aid counseling and referral, career counseling, free access to the computer lab in Mitchell 133, supplemental grant aid, free laptop loan and Summer Bridge for new freshmen.
SSS staff works with undergraduate students for their first 40 - 60 credits to ensure that they are academically prepared to transfer to the UWM school or college from which they intend to receive their degree. Enrollment in SSS is limited to 250 students per year.