UW-Stout has built and maintained a reputation for producing career ready graduates by providing students with a unique educational experience that blends "hands-on" learning with liberal arts theory. This blended approach, allows students to take what they learn in a traditional classroom environment and apply it to real world situations.
While this method of instruction is extremely successful in providing students with applicable experiences that mirror the current workplace, it does create a continual need for financial resources to maintain laboratories and classrooms, develop new programs, and expand current programs so they continue to align with industry and societal needs.
To maintain our national reputation and sustain our leadership position as a high quality, forward-focused polytechnic university, UW-Stout has embarked on its first comprehensive campaign in its 127 year history: Pathways Forward - Lighting the way to a future paved with possibilities. This comprehensive fundraising campaign will raise $35 million in funding for all areas across campus within the three pathways most critical to providing the best educational experience for our students: student experience, learning environments and program innovation. Within each pathway lies many individual initiatives to accommodate the needs of our students and passion of our donors.