Close up of the


Throughout its history, the School of Human Ecology has pioneered work that improves the lives of children, families, consumers, and communities. The School is a leader among peer schools and beyond, for our innovative, human-centered approach to education, research, and public service.

Close up of the wall in Ember Hall which is a wooden grid of diamond squares with geometric carvings inside.

Board of Visitors

Board members have attained prominence in their field and are chosen because of their value in providing sound advice and counsel.

Meet the Board members

Alumni & Friends

More than 14,000 School of Human Ecology alumni can be found around the world improving the lives of others.

Read alumni stories

Close-up, looking upward at the 100 Women Wall at the School of Human Ecology.

100 Women Wall of Honor

A permanent art installation graces two floors of the School, honoring women’s rich contributions to family, community, and society.

Read bios of the 100 women

Drawing of the plan for the original School of Human Ecology building in 1914 on aged, yellowish paper.

History of the School

For more than a century the school has worked to make life better for children, families, and communities in Wisconsin and around the world.

Learn about our history