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Throughout its history, the School of Human Ecology has been on the leading edge of 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.

Points of Pride

2,134 undergraduate students

45 faculty conducting research

200+ undergraduate scholarships awarded annually

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Dean's Advisory Board

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 16,000 School of Human Ecology alumni can be found around the world improving the lives of others.

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Land Acknowledgement

Humans have called this place home for 12,000 years and counting. Today, the University of Wisconsin–Madison rests in the ancestral land of the Ho-Chunk Nation, the People of the Big Voice, who have called this place Teejop (day-JOPE) for time immemorial. We as a university community continue to create and build upon our partnerships with the 12 First Nations of Wisconsin. We as a state university respect the inherent sovereignty and unique legal status, as affirmed and set forth in state and federal law, of the First Nations of Wisconsin.

Learn about Our Shared Future

Igniting the Future: Ember Hall

Ember Hall honors our community of donors in deep gratitude and celebration of what we can accomplish to improve human well-being.

Meet our donor community

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

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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