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
Toward One Wisconsin Announces 2024 Statewide Conference to prioritize the work of equity, diversity, and inclusion
Wisconsin’s leading equity, diversity and inclusion conference will take place May 7-8, 2024, in Eau Claire, WI. The sixth annual Toward One Wisconsin (T1W)…
Is Hate Speech a Constitutional Right?
Thank you to everyone who attended yesterday’s event, “Is Hate Speech a Constitutional Right?” In case you missed it, you can see the recording…
Is hate speech a constitutional right?
WAUSAU – Is hate speech a constitutional right? Join WSAW Investigative Reporter Emily Davies and a panel of government and civic professionals as they…
WIPPS Announces Civic Dialogue Program, Participation in Nationwide Initiative
The Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS) is excited to announce Let’s Talk, Marathon County, a program aimed at fostering constructive conversations…
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…