2022 Advocates in 2022

WAICU is working to significantly increase our advocacy base with a goal of 2,022 advocates in 2022 to create powerful calls-to-action for our elected officials during key points in the legislative process.

If you are a supporter of student opportunities and believe in the importance of federal and state financial assistance that targets low- and low-middle-income students in addressing Wisconsin’s demographic and workforce challenges, WAICU’s 2022 Advocates In 2022 Campaign is for YOU!

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WAICU at a glance

This is WAICU

Wisconsin's private, nonprofit colleges and universities working together for educational opportunity.

The Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) is the organization of the twenty-three independent (or private) institutions of higher learning in Wisconsin. Membership is limited to accredited, nonprofit institutions, headquartered in Wisconsin. The presidents of these institutions lead WAICU as its board of directors. All of WAICU's programs support educational opportunity.

WAICU is recognized in state statutes (§§ 15.185(5)(c), 15.377, 15.67, 15.675(1)(c), 16.979, 36.31(2m)(a)3, 39.285, 39.30, 39.41, 39.435, 39.437(4)(a), 115.297, 118.55, 440.52(11)(d)) and 2011 Governor’s Executive Order #37, 2012 Governor’s Executive Order #59, 2013 Governor’s Executive Order #97, 2015 Governor’s Executive Order #147, and 2018 Governor’s Executive Order #270 as the official organization of Wisconsin nonprofit, private (or independent) colleges and universities.

COVID-19 Resources

In response to member requests, WAICU has compiled a list of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) resources for member colleges and universities.



Covid InforgrraphicsWAICU-member institutions estimate combined losses for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2020 to be $245 million due to COVID-19.

Source: WAICU, May 2020