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About UWSP


This is UW-Stevens Point

Located in central Wisconsin, UW-Stevens Point is home to more than 8,300 students at our four-year Stevens Point campus and two-year Marshfield and Wausau campuses. Students at UW-Stevens Point choose from more than 100 program options in 80 bachelor’s degree programs and 17 graduate programs. Wausau and Marshfield offer both associate and bachelor’s degrees, as well as seamless transfer within the UW System.

UW-Stevens Point is well known for hands-on, interdisciplinary and career-focused majors in natural resources, education, business, health care, biology and the arts. Affordable tuition and small class sizes, paired with engaging professors and diverse opportunities, make the three campuses ideal places to discover your purpose.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policy

We at UW-Stevens Point affirm your right to equal opportunity in education. We make all our university programs and activities equally available to all. In our educational programs, activities and employment policies, we don’t discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed or religion, color, handicap, sex, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, membership in the National Guard, state defense force or other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state.

UW-Stevens Point is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from members of ethnic/racial minorities, women, and persons with disabilities. If you have a question or concern about our compliance with state or federal laws or if you have a discrimination complaint, write or bring the question or complaint to our Equity and Affirmative Action Office, Room 210, Main Building, or phone 715-346-2002. www.uwsp.edu/equity.

Mission Statements

UW System Mission Statement

UW-Stevens Point shares in the mission of the University of Wisconsin System. The mission of this system is to develop human resources, to discover and disseminate knowledge, to extend knowledge and its application beyond the boundaries of its campuses, and to serve and stimulate society by developing in students heightened intellectual, cultural, and humane sensitivities; scientific, professional, and technological expertise; and a sense of purpose. Inherent in this broad mission are methods of instruction, research, extended education, and public service designed to educate people and improve the human condition. Basic to every purpose of the system is the search for truth.

As an institution of the University of Wisconsin System, UW-Stevens Point shares the following core mission with other universities. Each university shall:

  1. offer associate and baccalaureate degree level and selected graduate programs within the context of its approved mission statement,
  2. offer an environment that emphasizes teaching excellence and meets the educational and personal needs of students through effective teaching, academic advising, counseling, and through university-sponsored cultural, recreational, and extracurricular programs,
  3. offer a core of liberal studies that supports university degrees in the arts, letters, and sciences, as well as specialized professional/technical degrees at the associate and baccalaureate level,
  4. offer a program of preprofessional curricular offerings consistent with the university’s mission,
  5. expect scholarly activity, including research, scholarship, and creative endeavor, that supports its programs at the associate and baccalaureate degree level, its selected graduate programs, and its approved mission statement,
  6. promote the integration of the extension function, assist the University of Wisconsin-Extension in meeting its responsibility for statewide coordination, and encourage faculty and staff participation in outreach activity,
  7. participate in inter-institutional relationships in order to maximize educational opportunity for the people of the state effectively and efficiently through the sharing of resources,
  8. serve the needs of women, minority, disadvantaged, disabled, and nontraditional students and seek racial and ethnic diversification of the student body and the professional faculty and staff, and
  9. support activities designed to promote the economic development of the state.

UW-Stevens Point Select Mission

In addition to the Core Mission of the University Cluster Institutions, the select mission of UW-Stevens Point is to provide programs that help communities become more vibrant, healthy, prosperous, and sustainable. We accomplish this by providing a broad foundation in the fine arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences for associate and baccalaureate degrees.

Our commitment to helping communities thrive requires that we provide education, research and outreach in a wide array of disciplines, with particular emphases at the baccalaureate level in integrated natural resources management and environmental education; in the performing and visual arts; and in areas such as business, health and wellness professions, communicative disorders, design, select engineering programs, family and consumer sciences, information science, paper science, social work, and teacher education.

UW-Stevens Point provides select master’s programs in business, communication, communicative disorders, health care, health promotion, natural resources, teacher education, wellness, and other select areas clearly associated with this university’s undergraduate emphases. UW-Stevens Point provides a clinical doctoral program in audiology, as well as professional doctoral programs in select areas of strength at the master’s level.

UW-Stevens Point puts special emphasis on promoting inclusivity, advancing human wellness, providing excellent academic support resources, offering extensive study abroad and international programs, and providing a robust array of UW-Extension programs.

Mission Statement and Values

Through the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge, UW-Stevens Point fosters intellectual growth, provides a broad-based education, models community engagement and prepares students for success in a diverse and sustainable world.

The Stevens Point Community

Stevens Point is a city of about 26,000 in a metropolitan area of nearly 67,000. Located on the banks of the Wisconsin River, it offers a wide range of recreational opportunities including the 27-mile Green Circle Trail, cross-country ski trails, year-round fishing on the river and in nearby lakes and downhill skiing at Standing Rocks County Park. There are also facilities for sports such as baseball, curling, hockey and disc golf. It has a vibrant arts and music scene, including art galleries, a sculpture garden and numerous live music and theater performances.

Because of UW-Stevens Point’s central location, students have many options to quickly become part of the city of Stevens Point. Residence halls, nearby student apartments and house rentals blend into the community. A variety of volunteer opportunities and collaborations, including a strong local foods movement, bring campus and community together.

The local economy depends on UW-Stevens Point students as part-time employees and numerous internship options are available, and students have access to free city bus transportation. The police and fire departments, a hospital, a county library, shopping and the riverfront all are within easy access. A safe city with a low crime rate, Stevens Point police work closely with university police, providing an added measure to security for student residents.

Having the corporate headquarters of several businesses, including Delta Dental of Wisconsin, Berkshire Hathaway Travel Protection, Sentry Insurance, Skyward, Gamber-Johnson and AIG, located in Stevens Point offers many cultural and economic opportunities that are unusual for a Midwestern city of this size. Other major employers include Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital and Ministry Medical Group, Aspirus Stevens Point Clinic, Stevens Point Public Schools, Del Monte, McCain Foods USA, Portage County and Worzalla Publishing.

Stevens Point lies midway between Milwaukee and Minneapolis at the intersection of Interstate 39/Highway 51 and U.S. Highway 10. It is served by several airlines through the Central Wisconsin Airport.


The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission to offer undergraduate college programs leading to the bachelor’s degree and graduate programs leading to master’s and select doctoral degrees. They can be reached at:

The Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504
312-263-0456; 800-621-7440; Fax 312-263-7462

Individual departments and programs within UW-Stevens Point are also accredited by discipline-specific accreditors. For more information on these accredited programs, see the Academic Affairs website.

UW-Stevens Point Administration

Thomas Gibson, Chancellor
La Vonne J. Cornell-Swanson, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Pratima Gandhi, Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer
Alfred S. Thompson, Jr., Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
William Broussard, Vice Chancellor for University Advancement
Lana Poole, Chief Marketing and Enrollment Officer
Katherine P. Jore, Associate Vice Chancellor for Personnel, Budget, and Grants
Renee Pfeifer-Luckett, Associate Vice Chancellor for Program Growth
Todd Huspeni, Associate Vice Chancellor for Teaching, Learning and Strategic Planning
Valerie Cisler, Dean, College of Fine Arts & Communication
Joshua Hagen, College of Letters and Science
Brian Sloss, Dean, College of Natural Resources
Rebecca Sommer, Dean, College of Professional Studies
Gretel Stock, Dean, University College
Peter Zuge, Chief Information Officer

University of Wisconsin System Administration

Jay O. Rothman, President
Johannes Britz, Interim Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
Sean Nelson, Vice President for Finance and Administration
Jeff Buhrandt, Vice President for University Relations
Jack Jablonski, Associate Vice President for Public Affairs & Communications
Quinn Williams, General Counsel
Lori Stortz, Chief Audit Executive
Jess Lathrop, Chief of Staff (Office of the President)

Board of Regents

Angela Adams
Robert Atwell
Amy Blumenfeld Bogost
Evan Brenkus
Héctor Colón
Haben Goitom
Mike Jones
Jim Kreuser
Edmund Manydeeds III
John W. Miller
Cris Peterson
Joan Prince
Ashok Rai
Jennifer Staton
Amy Traynor
Mark Tyler
Jill Underly
Karen Walsh
Kyle M. Weatherly