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
UW System President releases free speech survey results
University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman discussed results of the survey on free speech at a news conference Wednesday, Feb. 1, at UW…
WIPPS Announces Andy Johnson as Rural Outreach and Support Policy Fellow
WIPPS is pleased to welcome Andy Johnson to the team as a Rural Outreach and Support Policy Fellow. Johnson is currently a consultant working…
The 2022 Building Better Connections with Families Project
The 2022 Building Better Connections with Families Project used facilitated small group discussions to gather feedback and insights directly from parents that can be…
Metro Ride Transit Development Plan – Final Report
During 2021-2022, the Marathon County/Wausau Metropolitan Planning Organization contracted with RLS and Associates to conduct a comprehensive community transportation system analysis. The Transit Development…
The Lincoln and Marathon County Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Welcomeness Survey
WIPPS Research Partners recently released a report from a 2022 survey designed to gauge attitudes and perceptions toward diversity, inclusion, and community welcomeness in…