Please note: Following government directives, all WIPPS staff will be working remotely and our offices at the UW Center for Civic Engagement in Wausau are closed. For any inquiries on upcoming events, email, call 715-261-6368 or follow updates on our Facebook page.

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.

Upcoming Events

To find out about future WIPPS programs and events, including the Toward One Wisconsin 2021 inclusivity conference, join our email list by clicking here.

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.

John McCain
U.S. Senator