College of Integrated Studies - CIS (Undergraduate)

Tricia Clasen, Dean and Assistant Vice Chancellor
Kim Kostka, Interim Associate Dean
Jeff Suarez, Interim Department Chair

2909 Kellogg Avenue
Janesville, WI 53546

Mission Statement

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater College of Integrated Studies is committed to its students and their success. The College seeks to provide an excellent education that is affordable, accessible, transferable, and leads to completion of a baccalaureate degree. Furthermore, the College encourages and supports the personal growth students need as members of a global community and the professional growth they need for successful careers in a global economy.

The College of Integrated Studies is dedicated to a robust, comprehensive general education curriculum grounded in the liberal arts. The College offers additional opportunities for student learning through collaborative degree programs with other colleges and universities.

The College of Integrated Studies employs highly-qualified faculty and staff who are focused on student learning and academic inquiry. The College’s faculty and staff work closely together across academic fields in an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning.

The College of Integrated Studies supports the mission and goals of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and strives to advance the Wisconsin Idea by bringing the resources of the University to the people and communities in and around Rock County.

The online courses are fully accredited through our new UW 4-year partner institutions. Courses are taught by UW faculty and widely transferable.


Our diverse students embark on a rewarding journey of academic advancement and personal growth in a supportive atmosphere. UW-Whitewater at Rock County's College of Integrated Studies combines the advantages of a small college with the resources of the world-class University of Wisconsin System. That makes our Rock County Campus your best path to a college degree and unlimited career opportunities. As an enrolled student at UW-Whitewater at Rock County, you're a part of the Warhawk Family - and that means you can continue your education with a seamless transition to the main campus in Whitewater, or transfer to any school within the University of Wisconsin System.

Honorary Societies:

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK): PTK has recognized academic excellence in the two-year colleges since 1928 and has become the largest and most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges around the world. The Rock Chapter is open to all students and those students wanting to join the honor society. PTK coordinates Tutoring Extravaganzas for all students to participate and receive tutoring prior to exams. For those students wanting to join the national organization there is criteria: completion of 12+ credit hours coursework, cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5+ and full rights of citizenship in the United States.

Sigma Delta Mu (Spanish Honor Society): National Honor Society for Hispanic Studies for two-year colleges connected to Sigma Delta Pi, the nation’s largest foreign language honor society. Sigma Delta Mu honors those who seek and attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language, literature, and culture of Spanish-speaking peoples. Students must meet specific GPA criteria and will be invited for membership during the spring semester of the academic year.

Sigma Kappa Delta (SKD) English Honor Society: Educational and community focused, SKD engages the student body in activities such as National Day on Writing and National Poetry Month. Any student can participate. National Organization criteria: 3.0+ overall GPA; 12 credits completed; a grade no less than a B in all English courses taken.

Student Organizations:

The Alliance: Alliance provides a safe place, information and accessibility for students to gain knowledge and understanding of the LGBTQ+ community. Meets RM W31, Lower Williams Hall Lobby. Advisor: Nate Maddux at

Competitive Sports - Co-Ed Club Bowling: NEW! If you enjoy bowling with friends and family, join Club Bowling! Local practices will provide students the opportunity to improve their game while having fun. Beginners to competitive skill sets are welcomed. Grab your socks and let’s bowl! Must be a full-time student (12 credits) and maintain a 2.0 GPA to participate.

Competitive Sports - Men’s Club Soccer: NEW! On-site practices will provide the opportunity to learn how the game of soccer works, while making new friends and being active. Students will improve communication, leadership, and overall teamwork skills. Beginner to competitive skillsets are welcomed. Must be a full-time student (12 credits) and maintain a 2.0 GPA to participate.

Competitive Sports - Women’s Volleyball: NEW! Be active, make new friends, and have fun while playing Club Volleyball! Learn and refine skills through practices and competitive play with other branch campuses. Students will see improved teamwork, leadership, and communication skills during and post-season. Beginners to competitive skill sets are welcomed. Must be a full-time student (12 credits) and maintain a 2.0 GPA to participate.

Competitive Sports - Recreational: A variety of recreational sports activities held weekly and throughout the academic year. Open Gym, Fitness Center, One-on-One Basketball, Recreational Bag Toss, Bingo, etc.

Engineering Club: A place for like-minded individuals with an appreciation for all things engineering to get to know each other. Open to all students, members connect with the community, form study groups, link students with UW Platteville Engineering Partnership.

G.R.E.E.N. Scene: The Green Scene works to provide a network of environmental and social information through action and education. Students can participate in activities such as planting trees, gardening, campus and community clean-up, and environmental lectures.

Imagination Inc.: Students publish The Rock River Review, an annual literary and visual arts magazine from start to finish and manage the website: Students select, publish and edit the collection of short fiction, poetry, essays, photography, and print media. Students compete in the Community College Humanities Association Literary Magazine Competition.

Intervarsity Christian Fellowship: Open to all students. Intervarsity equips students with leadership and personal growth opportunities and meets weekly for conversation, study and prayer. Members worked with the Main Campus to bring the Mark Drama to the Rock Campus and community.

Latinos Unidos: Represents Latino community of the Rock campus and works to share their culture with students, staff, and the community through outreach and events like Loteria Night and Cinco de Mayo. Meets in W27 Williams Hall.

Music Productions: Want to pursue your interests in music? If you played an instrument in high school and want to continue for fun or professionally check out the Concert Band, Orchestra, or Musical Theatre. Concerts are held each semester and a spring musical is produced.

Program Advisory Board: Help plan and implement activities and entertainment for Rock students.

Rock Rooks Chess Club: The chess club’s purpose is to gather and enjoy the art and fellowship of playing chess. Any student is welcome. The club shares a wide variety of skill levels from beginners to advanced.

Socrates Café: Ever have a desire to take on the big questions? The challenge is best approached with the help of great company. Look no further than Socrates Café, a weekly gathering of students from diverse backgrounds with an aim at answering some of the most intimidating philosophical problems. Join us in our pursuit of true knowledge and questions about our universe to be addressed.

Student Government Association - SGA: Represents Rock Campus students in all matters pertaining to student life in accordance with WI State Statute 36.09(5): Allocates SEG Fees to student organizations; appoints students to committees; receives student requests/suggestions; creates legislation; ratifies student organizations; and facilitates communication with administration and WSG.

Theatre and Performing Arts Association: Open to any student interested in theatrical production, performance, technical theatre or management. The Rock Campus will hold a Theatre Festival and competition for students and the community.

Veterans Connections: A place where veterans can come together to discuss events, current veterans’ issues and get needed peer support as well as bringing education and awareness to those on campus about current issues that affect veterans.