Diversity at the University of Washington

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

2015 Diversity SymposiumDiversity Symposium Celebrates Progress, Plans for the Future

Over 200 faculty and staff from all three University of Washington campuses came together to share and learn from the work being done to meet goals set by the UW Diversity Blueprint. Learn more.


Explore Diversity


Campus Diversity

World Changing Research

UW faculty conduct research on the benefits of cultural diversity, as well as its challenges. This generates new knowledge that has economic, social and cultural impacts, on both local and global scales. Learn more

Learning About Difference

Learning About Difference

The study of diversity fosters an understanding of cultural traditions, histories and influences. It sharpens critical and analytic thinking, explores sources of inequality in society and encourages a vibrant intellectual community free of bias and prejudice. Learn more

Making Change

Making Change, Transforming Lives

Students, faculty and staff strive to improve the well-being of our communities by mobilizing our collective capacities so that we can better the world around us. Learn more



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