Building Community, Strengthening Democracy
Founded in 2007, the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS) is a unit of the Universities of Wisconsin. 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
Join Us for GivingTuesday – the Global Day of Giving on Nov 28, 2023
On November 28, 2023, people all around the world are coming together to tap into the power of human connection and strengthen communities and…
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…