Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


December 18, 2018

New Endowment to Support Underrepresented Students

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awards $500,000 to UW OMA&D Instructional Center.

November 15, 2018

OMA&D Mourns Passing of Alumna and Founding BSU Member Verlaine Keith-Miller


Verlaine Keith-Miller, one of the founding members of the UW Black Student Union (BSU) whose activism in 1968 led to the establishment of the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D), passed away on Oct. 18.

November 13, 2018

2018 National First-Generation College Celebration Photo Booth

2018 OMA&D National First-Gen Day Photo Booth

Check out some of the photos from OMA&D’s First-Gen Photo Booth hosted on Nov. 8, to recognize the second annual National First-Generation College Celebration.

November 7, 2018

Sara Little Turnbull Foundation Awards $200,000 to Benefit EOP Design Students

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The gift will be used to establish the Sara Little Turnbull Foundation Endowed Scholarship in Design, providing financial assistance to undergraduate students who are affiliated with OMA&D’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP).

November 2, 2018

UW to Participate in Second Annual National First-Generation College Celebration, Nov. 8

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UW Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma will join the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE), NASPA Center for First-Generation Student Success and universities across the country to participate in the second annual celebration.

November 1, 2018

Alumni & Friends Gather for Annual Husky Football Viewing Party

2018 Football Viewing Party

Alumni and friends came together to cheer on the UW football team versus California during OMA&D’s annual viewing party at the Touchdown Terrace inside Husky Football Stadium, Oct. 27.

October 8, 2018

OMA&D awarded $40 million in GEAR UP grants to build stronger college and career pathways

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A pair of grants will establish a new GEAR UP Achievers Partnership with four school districts in South King County and support a new cohort of students in the RISE UP GEAR UP program in the Yakima and Skagit Valleys.

September 27, 2018

Spirited Welcome Daze Kickoff Luncheon Introduces New Students to Campus

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OMA&D introduced over 400 new first-year and transfer students, as well as their families and supporters, to the UW at its annual Welcome Daze Kickoff Luncheon at the Husky Union Building, Sept. 21.

August 26, 2018

Student Blog Update: Our First Few Days in Brisbane

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Sydney was a great time for all of us to take it easy, bond, and do all the standard Australia tourist-y things we wanted to do (see: obligatory Sydney Opera House picture in each person’s camera roll).

August 21, 2018

Student Blog Update: Get to Know The Whole Crew!

Hello! I’m Timnit, an incoming fourth year at the University of Washington. I am studying Human Centered Design & Engineering!

Now that you guys have gotten to know Lunden and me pretty well, it’s only fair that we give everyone else on this trip a fair chance. We asked the students and faculty with us…

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