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
Next Week: Welcoming Our New Neighbors
Public lectures series to cover recent refugee arrival in Central Wisconsin Join us next week for “Welcoming Our New Neighbors,” a panel discussion on…
Recap: FORCED DISPLACEMENT – THE VIEW FROM 10,000 FEET – New Neighbors Series
January 11, 2023 In 2022, Central Wisconsin welcomed more than 175 refugees from countries like Afghanistan, Congo, Syria and Burundi. In addition, an unknown…
WIPPS Releases Lincoln and Marathon County Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Welcomeness Survey Report
The Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS) has released a report from a 2022 survey designed to gauge attitudes and perceptions toward…
Tonight: Forced Displacement – The View from 10,000 Feet
The New Neighbors Series to cover recent newcomer arrival in Central Wisconsin Join us tonight for the first installment of the New Neighbors Series,…
New WIPPS fellow to Speak on Global Refugee Situation Wednesday
New Senior Fellow on Transatlantic Relations, Dr. Neamat Nojumi, to speak at refugee event, Jan. 11 The Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and…