New Student Organization for Student Parents!

Wisconsin Student Parents Organization (WISPO), a new student organization on campus ,is a growing collective of student parents (and caregivers, more broadly). Being a student and parent/caregiver is a unique experience, filled with joys and challenges. WISPO is a safe space for connecting with other student families and building community.

We are hoping to reach as many parenting/caregiving students as we can, to provide opportunities to socialize (with and without our kiddos/loved ones), share resources, and gain perspectives on how to build or improve parenting/caregiving student policies at UW-Madison. We welcome all levels of involvement. If you are a parenting student, please fill out our interest form here. A member of our Core Team will reach out to you to connect with you within 72 hours, and you will be added to our listserv.

If you are not a student-parent/caregiver, there are many ways to get involved in our community! To learn about our Core Team, how to become a member, or ways in which you might be able to support parenting students/caregivers, you can follow us on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter) or reach out via email (

All those in the parenting student community are welcome to join WISPO for our first event, a family- & friends-friendly get-together, on September 17, 2022 (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.) at James Madison Park! It will be a morning filled with family-friendly activities, refreshments, and community-building.

Social: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
Playdates: GroupMe
Details: Wisconsin Involvement Network (WIN)

This post was authored by Academic Affairs on 09/16/2022.