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.
The study of diversity fosters an understanding of cultural traditions, histories and influences.
Students, faculty and staff strive to improve the well-being of our communities.
UW faculty conduct research on the benefits of cultural diversity, as well as its challenges.
Interim Vice President and Vice Provost Gabriel Gallardo is the chief diversity officer at the University of Washington. Gallardo has oversight of the UW’s progress in diversity, as well as programs administered by the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity.