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Diversity + Equity

UW President Ana Mari Cauce launched a Race and Equity Initiative in Spring 2015 with a challenge: that all of us — students, faculty, staff and university leadership — take personal responsibility for addressing our own biases and improving our university culture.

CBE Resources
Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Initiative
The CBE EDI Initiative is in partnership with the University’s Office of Minority and Diversity and Undergraduate Academic Affairs. The University hopes to learn from our approach and create a model for achieving University-wide goals on equity and diversity.

This initiative will be focused on measuring and building intercultural competency across the College. Intercultural competence is the ability to accurately understand and effectively adapt to differences. It reflects the degree to which differences in values, expectations, beliefs and behaviors are effectively bridged in order to achieve learning, research and workplace objectives. This approach to EDI has been shown to be one of the most successful ways to achieve EDI goals and has been adopted globally across sectors and higher education institutions.

CBE Equity Council
The Department of Urban Design and Planning Diversity Committee

On Campus
Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity
Diversity Programs @ OMA&D
The Brotherhood Initiative

Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center
wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House

The Graduate School supports diversity and inclusiveness at the University of Washington in multiple and innovative ways: from support of students and departments to programming to advocacy to fostering conversation and dialogue. The Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) is at the heart of the Graduate School’s commitment to expanding graduate education to everyone, with events and programming are geared toward underrepresented minority graduate students and students of color.

Q Center
The Q Center is a fierce, primarily student run resource center dedicated to serving anyone with or without a gender or sexuality – UW students, staff, faculty, alum, and community members.

TRIO student Support Services
(TRIO SSS) for low-income, first generation students and/or students with disabilities.

Husky Promise is the UW’s guarantee to Washington state undergraduate students that we will not let financial challenges stand in the way of discovering their potential or achieving a UW degree.

The ASUW Women’s Action Commission is one of eight diversity commissions founded by the Associated Students of the University of Washington. Each commission has a mandate to put on educational programs each quarter, as well as serve and advocate for its constituency within the student government and the administration. The WAC seeks a social justice framework that recognizes and affirms the multiple and intersecting identities held by woman-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth constituents.

Student Groups:

  • Planned Parenthood Votes NW
  • Sisterhood UW
  • Unidas Seremos
  • 3WF – Third Wave Feminists