Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

Building on a Legacy of Excellence, Diversity and Inclusion

In 2018, the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) is celebrating its 50th anniversary – a significant milestone for the University of Washington and the communities we serve. Together we are looking back to honor our rich legacy of work on behalf of diversity, equity and inclusion, and celebrating our impact. And together we are looking ahead – to imagine the possibilities for the next 50 years.

Learn about our history, events and more

OMA&D 50th History

Our History

National and student-led calls for access, representation and inclusion drove action by UW leadership to respond and create what is now known as OMA&D.

OMA&D 50th Events


Learn about our anniversary programming that features a combination of OMA&D and campus partner events.



Read the latest stories that capture our 50th anniversary milestones, events and more.

OMA&D 50th Partnership

Our Partners

OMA&D is grateful to have the support of campus partners as we recognize this significant milestone.

OMA&D 50th Partnership

My OMA&D Story

Alumni, students and staff are sharing how they have been impacted by OMA&D. Read their stories or tell us your own here. You can also share on social media using #uwomad50.

Other Milestones

Student Milestones

Student organizations such as the Filipino American Student Association and the Black Student Union are recognizing milestones this year.