EXPD and First-Year Programs Hold Open House

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Faculty, staff, and students gathered to celebrate an open house for the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) and First-Year Programs in Mary Gates Hall, Nov. 8. Both units have transitioned to newly renovated suites, with EXPD now in Suite 171 and First-Year Programs in Suite 120. The open house began in EXPD with… Read More


Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange Honored by Tabor 100

Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange Honored by Tabor 100

In honor of her commitment to educational excellence, Vice President for Minority Affairs and Vice Provost for Diversity Sheila Edwards Lange received a Crystal Eagle Leadership Award at Tabor 100’s 12th annual Captains of Industry Gala at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in downtown Seattle, Sept. 17. Tabor 100 is an all-volunteer organization… Read More


Alumni and Friends Enjoy The Weekend

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Over 100 alumni of color and friends of diversity gathered to celebrate UW homecoming with the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity at The Weekend, Oct. 29. Guests enjoyed tailgate festivities in The Zone before cheering on the Huskies to an exciting 42-31 Pac-12 victory over Arizona. OMA&D’s pre-game tailgate tent featured food, beverages, and… Read More


Show Your Purple on W Day Nov. 4

Show Your Purple on W Day Nov. 4

Free cupcakes and T-shirts on Red Square. Special promotions at area businesses. Everyone is invited to be part of W Day on Nov. 4, the UW’s 150th birthday! Huskies who live outside the Seattle area can post their UW memories and photos on the UW Facebook page or via the Twitter hashtag #UW150. Get the W Day details!


Gallardo Named President-Elect of the Northwest Association of Special Programs

Gallardo Named President-Elect of the Northwest Association of Special Programs

Dr. Gabriel E. Gallardo, associate vice president for Student Services and Academic Support Programs with the University of Washington’s Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, has been elected to serve as president-elect of the Northwest Association of Special Programs (NASP).


New Ethnic Cultural Center Breaks Ground

New Ethnic Cultural Center Breaks Ground

University of Washington students, faculty, staff, and alumni came together to break ground on the new Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) on Wednesday, Oct. 12.   Representatives from the student legacy groups involved in the founding of the original ECC in 1972 participated in the ceremonial “dig.” Those groups included… Read More


ECC Groundbreaking Slated For Wed., Oct. 12

ECC Groundbreaking Slated For Wed., Oct. 12

Members of the campus community are invited to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC) on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 5 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the ECC construction site located at the corner of Brooklyn Ave NE and NE 40th Street. A… Read More


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