Fall Quarter S.M.A.R.T. Challenge to Kickoff October 17

Fall Quarter S.M.A.R.T. Challenge to Kickoff October 17

Attention freshmen and sophomores affiliated with OMA&D student services! Now is the time gather your friends to participate in the fall quarter S.M.A.R.T. Challenge for a chance to become OMA&D’s Academic Dream Team! Register your team of 4-5 students by Oct. 12. The challenge begins on Oct. 17. The purpose of the S.M.A.R.T. (Scholarly, Meritorious… Read More


OMA&D Receives New $3.96 Million GEAR UP Grant To Serve Low-Income Middle and High School Students

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The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) has received a new $3.96 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to fund the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) that have served low-income middle and high school students in the Skagit and Yakima Valley regions of Washington… Read More


Dr. Edwards Lange Throws Strike on Dawg Daze Night at Safeco Field

Dr. Edwards Lange Throws Strike on Dawg Daze Night at Safeco Field

UW Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange participated in the ceremonial first pitch on Dawg Daze Night at Safeco Field, Wednesday, by throwing a strike to senior David Bahr. Joining Dr. Edwards Lange and Bahr on the field during the first pitch ceremony were First-Year Programs Director… Read More


UW State GEAR UP Project Celebrates Milestone As Students Begin Fall Quarter

UW State GEAR UP Project Celebrates Milestone As Students Begin Fall Quarter

The University of Washington State GEAR UP Project (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) celebrated another milestone this week, as 39 students who participated in its Scholars Project joined the UW freshman class when fall quarter began, Sept. 28. Housed within the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D), UW State GEAR… Read More


Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange To Throw Out First Pitch at Mariners’ Game Wednesday

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Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, University of Washington Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity, will throw out the first pitch at UW Dawg Daze Night at Safeco Field, Wednesday, Sept. 28. The Seattle Mariners will take on the Oakland Athletics in their season finale, starting at 7:10 p.m. Incoming UW students, faculty,… Read More


UW Kicks Off 150th Anniversary Celebration

UW Kicks Off 150th Anniversary Celebration

The University of Washington will commemorate its sesquicentennial throughout the 2011-2012 academic year, recognizing its shared accomplishments and looking ahead to the next 150 years. Share your memories on the UW Timeline and learn more about this year-long celebration that will include campus and community-wide events here.


OMA&D To Host The Weekend October 29

OMA&D To Host The Weekend October 29

It’s that time of year again! Alumni of color and friends of diversity are invited to attend The Weekend, OMA&D’s third annual Homecoming event. Tickets are now available. Read More…


Ethnic Cultural Center Renovation Update

Ethnic Cultural Center Renovation Update

Exciting progress continues to be made on the renovation project for the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s Ethnic Cultural Center. On Friday, August 19, the walls containing the historic murals in the ECC were extracted from the building and transferred to a facility where they will be stored under archival conditions until being reinstalled… Read More


President Young Meets Minority Community Leaders

President Young Meets Minority Community Leaders

Nearly 100 regional minority community and civic leaders had the opportunity to meet newly appointed University of Washington President Michael K. Young at a special reception held in Kane Hall, August 16. President Young, along with his wife Marti, greeted and became acquainted with members of the President’s Minority Community Advisory Committee, as well as… Read More