Student Development


Participation outside the classroom enhances the college experience by sharpening organizational, leadership and communication skills. The very skills transfer institutions  and future employers are looking for. Several studies have shown that students who are actively  engaged in the campus community through activities and personal connections are more likely to succeed academically.


Alcohol & Other Drug Education Program

The purpose of the Alcohol and Other Drug Education (AODE) Program is to promote healthy behavior in the college student population through education about the risks related to alcohol and other drug use and abuse.

For more information contact Student Development

Student Organizations 

Joining a student organization will give you an opportunity to make new friends while gaining valuable leadership skills outside the classroom.

UWM at Waukesha has over 25 active student clubs. Examples of clubs formed because of student interest include Student Government Association, Adventure Club, Student Veterans Association, Pride Alliance, Ballroom Dance Club, and Ecology Club. You may also consider a club related to your intended major. Examples include Future Educators Club, Future Business Leaders and PreHealth Sciences. Involvement in a club allows you to invite guest speakers, take tours and meet people with similar interests. For more information contact Student Development.

Internships, Careers & Volunteering 

An Internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. For more information contact

Mental Health Counseling 

Services are available to all currently enrolled students who have paid the student segregated fee. Short-term individual counseling (approximately seven sessions per semester) as well as group therapy is available. If your treatment requires long-term therapy or resources or competencies beyond what can be provided on campus, you will be assisted with a referral to an appropriate mental health provider. For more information contact Mental Health Counseling or Michael Weber