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


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