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We love to reconnect with our alumni — please email Janet Hyde, Associate Chair for Alumni Relations, jshyde@wisc.edu if you have questions, you want to give input, or you want to find ways to connect.

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Thanks To Our Recent Donors!


Psychology is bursting with enthusiastic students and faculty! With 1,300 students, we are one of the most popular majors on campus. Importantly, our students leave the university well prepared for a diversity of careers. Our 35 faculty members conduct award-winning research across a wide range of topics, including the reduction of prejudice and racial and social-class academic achievement gaps, child development and developmental disorders, drug addiction, cognition and emotion, and the treatment of cognitive and emotional dysfunction. Each year, 300 students work as research assistants in faculty labs, giving them valuable experience that launches them toward their future careers.

Donations are applied to ...

We increasingly rely on our alumni and friends to support initiatives that help make the department a great place for students and faculty. Our priorities include:

  • Scholarships for undergraduates
  • Community-building events, such as the fall opening picnic, that foster relationships between faculty and students
  • Celebration events, such as the May graduation ceremony and the reception to honor students who have won awards
  • Travel funds for graduate students to present their research at scientific conferences
  • Summer support for graduate students
  • Funds for clinical graduate students to travel for internship interviews
  • A new building!

Why are donations necessary?

With declines in state funding to the UW, contributions from our loyal alumni and friends become ever more important. Your support is essential in helping us support a diversity of activities that help provide a world-class experience for our students, which prepares them for a multitude of career options and helps them more fully contribute to society.