Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

WE > ME: Support Diversity

By donating to the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D), you are advancing access, equity and inclusion at the University of Washington. Gifts to our scholarships, programs, services, cultural activities and facilities ensure that underrepresented minority, first-generation and low-income students have access to higher education and support to succeed inside and beyond the classroom.

Be Boundless – For Washington, For the World

The UW is currently undertaking the most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history. As a part of this campaign, OMA&D has identified three fundraising priorities to advance our access and success missions.  Thank you, donors!

Our top campaign priorities are:

wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – INTELLECTUAL HOUSE PHASE II – Since opening in March 2015, wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House has become a special place on campus that supports the academic pursuits of American Indian and Alaska Native students, faculty and staff, as well as serves as a welcoming space for all communities. With Phase I of the facility complete, this fund will help us build Phase II: a student-centered building that will house meeting rooms, study areas, an Elder’s lounge and Native art space.

INSTRUCTIONAL CENTER – For over 45 years, OMA&D’s Instructional Center (IC) has been a national model for providing academic instruction and tutoring for thousands of underrepresented minority, first-generation and low-income students. With IC users known to experience an average 1.35 increase in GPA after their first year, this fund will ensure that we can help thousands more attain academic excellence and persist to graduation.

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIPS – Providing access to higher education not only changes the lives of our students, it impacts the lives of their families and communities as well. By giving to this fund, you will help us open doors of opportunity for generations to come.



Two Paths to Diversity

Vincent Wallace and Beatriz Pascual-Wallace, ’87, are supporting UW students through gifts to the Instructional Center and wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House.
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Celebrating the First Year

A more than 40-year dream came to fruition when the great wooden doors of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ opened in March 2015.
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Making a Difference

See first-hand the impact that OMA&D’s Educational Opportunity Program scholarships have on the lives of our students.
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