University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics is a free organization open to anyone who wants to attend. We do not collect dues. You are part of AHA if you attend any of our events.

Each week, we send an email with updates pertaining to our group. Join our email list by sending a blank email to join-aha@lists.wisc.edu.

During the academic year, we hold office hours Monday-Friday in the Student Activity Center on 333 East Campus Mall, Room 3111. See our office hours schedule below:

Monday: 3pm – 9pm
Tuesday: 2pm – 6pm
Wednesday: 10am – 7pm
Thursday: 9:45am – 12pm, 3pm – 7pm
Friday: 3pm – 6pm

Programs

AHA hosts a variety of events and program throughout the year. Our core programming includes:

Weekly Meetings

Our weekly meetings are the longest running AHA program. Meetings are every Thursday from 7pm-8:30pm in Ingraham 224. Our meeting topics change weekly and cover a wide variety of philosophical, scientific, and social issues.

Secular Space

Secular Space is a small group discussion series run out of our office in the Student Activity Center. Discussions are free form, though they do center around a core theme. This is a great space for more private, personal discussions

Secular Intersections

Secular Intersections aims to create intentional space for marginalized groups within the secular community to discuss shared experiences and struggles. As such, we ask that allies not attend and show their solidarity in other ways.

As secular humanists, AHA also holds a deep commitment to helping others. Every year raise money for a specific charity. This year’s charity is United for Puerto Rico.

We also host a variety of social events. Check our Calendar to find out what’s coming up next!

Mission

The mission of Atheists, Humanists, & Agnostics @ UW-Madison shall be to promote the discussion of faith, religion, and lack thereof on the UW-Madison campus. Through our services and programs AHA seeks to educate students on issues important to the secular community, encourage the personal development of one’s religious identity, and provide a support group for those who may be struggling with issues regarding their faith or lack thereof.

The activities of AHA include, but are not limited to:

  1. To raise public awareness and educate the campus community about secular issues with the intention of generating societal, social, and institutional change through the Secular Issue Awareness campaign.
  2. Sponsoring educational events, inviting engaging speakers, and fostering constructive student dialogue on topics relating to freethought and/or secularism through the Freethought Speaker Series and Freethought Festival.
  3. Collaborating with fellow religious student organizations on campus to foster a greater degree of mutual understanding between atheists and people of faith.
  4. Participating in volunteering and service projects in order to do our part to make the UW campus, the Madison community, and the world a better place.