Resources

Racial Justice Resources

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Racial Justice - nationwide

Racial Justice - in our community

Racial Equality in Academia

Financial Resources

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Personal / Emergencies

Work / Project Assistance

Retirement Savings

  • UW 403(b) Retirement Savings Plan – Graduate assistants are eligible for this retirement plan!
  • IRA accounts – If you would like to save for retirement but prefer not to use the University organized plan, you can also check out IRAs which are available at many banks. This allow you save up to $6,000 of pre-tax dollars per year (amount varies year-to-year but this is for 2020).

Topical Resources

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Mental Health, Greivances/Reporting, Grad Life

While the PGSC is here to support grad students in any way possible, there may be times when students need help from trained professionals or university representatives. There are many resources available to graduate students at both the department and campus levels. Below are a few of the resources available to grad students to help them manage their mental and emotional health, and to address grievances (harassment, retaliation, unhealthy work environment, etc.).

For 24-hour crisis services, call 608-265-5600 (option 9)

This is not an exhaustive list of resources, and if you cannot find something that suits your needs, please feel free to contact a PGSC representative or Michelle Holland. The PGSC comment box welcomes any anonymous feedback.

COVID-19

In light of the recent announcement by Chancellor Blank, we want to give students, faculty, or whoever, a convenient place to find resources relating to the impact of COVID-19 on the UW-Madison campus, including tips for making the transition to online-only classes. If you are having trouble understanding what any of these announcements/resources mean for you, feel free to contact a PGSC representative.

Finances

The officers of the PGSC completely understand the need and desire for additional funding and that it can be hard to locate sources for financial aid, so we’ve listed some below pertaining to both personal and professional financial aid.

Financial Aid Resources

  • For Personal Assistance
  • For Work/Project Assistance

This is not an exhaustive list of resources, so if you cannot find something that suits your needs or believe that something is missing, please feel free to contact a PGSC representative or Michelle Holland. The PGSC comment box welcomes any anonymous feedback.

FAQ

We will use this space to answer some Frequently Asked Questions among Graduate Students. If you have experience you’d like to share, please feel free to use this form: https://forms.gle/td7HWxJ4wp3aTX666 and we will choose some helpful responses and common thoughts to include on this page.

Note: You have to be signed into your UW G-Suite account to access this form.

Departmental Resources

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Who's-who in the department?

Department Chair:Professor Sridhara Dasu.

Director of Graduate Studies: Professor Jeff Schmidt (Chamberlin 5219). For academic needs, ex. getting your minor coursework approved.

Graduate Coordinator: Michelle Holland. For any administrative needs, ex. filing warrants, course enrollment, changing advisors, etc.

 

Other Helpful Department Staff:

  • I need to reserve a room. Who do I talk to? Corentine Kinzley (Chamberlin 4288)
  • I need to submit receipts for reimbursement, or I need to make travel arrangements. Who do I talk to? Keeley Bannon (Chamberlin 5217)
  • I have questions about payroll, health insurance, etc. Who do I talk to? Aimee Lefkow (Chamberlin 4281)
  • I have questions about TAing. Who do I talk to? Jim Reardon (Chamberlin 2320g)