Building Community, Strengthening Democracy
Founded in 2007, the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS) is a unit of the University of Wisconsin System. Our mission is to address local, state, and national issues by linking public scholarship, civic outreach, and student service to enhance community life throughout Wisconsin.
What We Do
Civic participation over a lifetime, working in neighborhoods and communities and service of all kinds – military and civilian, full-time and part-time, national and international – will strengthen America’s civic purpose.
Latest WIPPS News
2023 Washington Seminar Update
After spending last week in Madison visiting with leaders and legislators (including Governor Evers and Attorney General Kaul), the 2023 Washington Seminar students have…
Congratulations Sarina Maki, recipient of the 2023 Young Adult Civic Engagement Award!
The Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service is excited to announce Sarina Maki as the recipient of the 2023 Young Adult Civic Engagement…
Short Films: “New Neighbors: Refugee Resettlement and Asylum-Seeking in Central Wisconsin”
In Spring 2023, a short film series, “New Neighbors: Refugee Resettlement and Asylum-Seeking in Central Wisconsin,” premiered at two public events in Stevens Point…
This Weekend in Wausau: Refugee Resettlement Short Film Screening
This Weekend in Wausau: Refugee Resettlement Short Film Screening Screening held May 6, 3 p.m., White Water Music Hall, Wausau Download the event flyer…
How Wausome is Wausau?
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJECT? As a resident of the Wausau area, you can offer important insights about your experiences living in…