The Wisconsin Experience Grant is no longer accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year.


The Wisconsin Experience Grant (WEG) supports educational events held by Registered Student Organizations that are free and open to all students and/or have the potential for campus wide impact.

The WEG budget is funded by the Chancellor's Office, Division of Student Life, Provost's Office, and Vice Chancellor for Administration in recognition of the vital role which Registered Student Organizations play in enriching the campus through their events and activities.

WEG is centrally administered through the Center for Leadership and Involvement (CfLI).  The mission of CfLI is to cultivate and engage students through practical leadership skill development and involvement experience.  To that end, CfLI provides assistance for Registered Student Organizations. 


Events must provide out-of-class learning experiences that further The Wisconsin Experience by developing a more inclusive, respectful, and healthier campus environment. 

The Wisconsin Experience describes what's unique about getting a degree from UW–Madison — together, we create and apply learning inside and outside the classroom to make the world a better place.

UW–Madison produces graduates who are creative problem solvers, able to integrate empirical analysis and passion, seek out and create new knowledge and technologies, adapt to new situations, and engage as world citizens.  Check out learning opportunities related to The Wisconsin Experience here


Events must include a Structured Learning Component directly related to one of the Pillars of The Wisconsin Experience. 

Pillar 1 - Substantial research experiences that generate knowledge and analytical skills

Pillar 2 - Global and cultural competencies and engagement

Pillar 3 - Leadership and activism opportunities

Pillar 4 - Application of knowledge in the "real world"

Pillars of The Wisconsin Experience are inquiry-based, high-impact practices that characterize the intentional integration of in- and out-of-class learning, by creative and entrepreneurial engagement in real world problems, and through active student leadership.  Check out more about the Pillars of The Wisconsin Experience and their associated Essential Learning Outcomes here.