Thank you to all who supported Communication Sciences and Disorders on the Day of the Badger through your gifts and matching funds!
If you missed the #DayoftheBadger, don’t worry: you can still give to our program! Find out more at https://csd.wisc.edu/make-a-gift/.
What is Day of the Badger?
Day of the Badger is a day for all alumni, students, and friends throughout Badger nation to give to their passion, show their pride, and stay connected to the university. Everyone who loves UW–Madison is welcome and encouraged to participate. The goal is to unite Badgers in an effort to advance the mission of the university by bringing awareness to its achievements and raising critical funds to help the UW remain a world-class educational institution.
What makes Communication Sciences and Disorders special?
The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) is home to five related programs: undergraduate degrees in CSD; accredited master’s degree in speech language pathology; accredited professional doctorate in audiology (AuD); doctoral program (PhD) with research training and specialization; and a post-baccalaureate capstone certificate.
We serve the local community by providing wide-ranging speech, language, and hearing services in our campus-based training clinic; we provide statewide outreach related to speech-language and audiology service needs; and we perform cutting-edge research, and train professionals who will carry on the mission of improving communication abilities for all people.
Most recently, CSD has committed itself to the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion. To help us enhance and grow our support of students from underrepresented groups, we need the support of gifts.
We need gifts to help support:
- Clients who are unable to pay for speech and hearing services
- Scholarships for students
- Travel to conferences
- Student research expenses
- Supplies and equipment used in therapy sessions
- Support work in diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Expand student scholarships and training for students, faculty, and staff to grow DEI work within the department and community
Why are donations necessary?
We need your help to carry out the Wisconsin Idea!
Your donations help us:
- Provide exemplary educational programs that prepare the next generation of scholars, clinicians, educators, and leaders
- Conduct state-of-the-art basic, translational, and clinical research in the areas of speech, language, hearing, swallowing, and balance,
- Offer accessible, culturally competent, evidence-based clinical care for all people with disorders in communication, swallowing, and balance
- Engage in outreach activities that directly benefit professional colleagues, students, individuals and their families
- Support for our work in diversity, equity, and inclusion; and expand our ability to offer student scholarships and training for our students, faculty, and staff to grow this work within the department and community