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Madison Area Technical College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1701 Wright St
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
(608) 246-6100
School Information
"Your decision to attend Madison College will lead you to great things. We are the #1 source of UW-Madison transfer students and a leader in workforce training. Whether your goal is to transfer to a four-year institution or begin your career, starting your path at Madison College is a wise move...Explore more than 180 programs across 11 areas of study. Choose from short-term certificates, technical diplomas and two-year associate degrees." (Source:
General Information
Madison Area Technical College has not yet implemented college-wide measures in support of anti-racism. However, it has launched a book club around "How to be an Antiracist", and the college has invited Professor Ibram X. Kendi to speak on antiracism. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The college offers a certificate program on Ethnic Studies to learn about the experiences of people of color and address racism and equity in the United States.
  • As part of the degree requirements at Madison College, all students must complete one course in Ethnic Studies.
Program and Research Funding
  • Madison College utilized the grant awarded from The US Department of State’s Increase and Diversity Education Abroad for US Students (IDEAS) Program in order to expand their African Initiative and diversify the locations where students study abroad.
  • As the Vice President of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Relations at Madison College, Damira Grady works to synergize the many DEI plans at the college to provide a unified DEI vision for the campus.
  • College will host Professor Ibram X. Kendi, author of "How to be an Antiracist".
  • Book club formed around "How to be an Antiracist".
  • The Equity and Inclusion Plan at Madison Area Technical College prioritizes “actions and resources to advance racial equity and inclusion” in the campus community to “close the racial gaps that exist.”
Symbolic Actions
  • As part of the Madison Area Technical College’s Commitment to Equity, the Stop Racism Now plan is committed to equity and inclusiveness and challenges the campus “community to look inward, to reflect, to be honest, to acknowledge bias and white privilege.” The school states that “it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be firmly anti-racist.”
  • As part of the Equity and Inclusion Plan at Madison Area Technical College, four Bold Statements Toward Equity are declared by the college “toward eliminating racism” and aspiring “to a state of equity.”
  • The Department of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement at Madison College is “charged with providing leadership and innovation in the college’s journey to provide a diverse and inclusive environment.”
Last updated October 21st, 2023
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