Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


January 23, 2013

Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Opens with Reception, Light Up the Night Party


UW faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends joined the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) to commemorate the opening of the new Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (ECC), Jan. 10-11.

January 14, 2013

Call for Volunteers – 2013 MLK Day of Service


Members of the UW community are invited to join OMA&D staff and students in a day of volunteering on Jan. 21, to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. For more information, visit the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center web site. Read more…

January 9, 2013

Winter 2013 OMA&D eNews


Read about the latest news and information on OMA&D programs, faculty, staff, students and alumni. This edition features the new Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center grand opening, EOP alums who are co-founders of an anthology series and OMA&D’s Husky Alumni Recruitment Team. Read more…

January 7, 2013

OMA&D to Celebrate Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Opening


The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) will celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center with a pair of events Jan. 10-11.

Message from the Vice President and Vice Provost – Winter 2013


Happy New Year to our alumni and friends! Winter quarter is just underway and it offers a great opportunity to connect with you. We are pleased to share the most recent OMA&D news and keep you informed about what is happening on campus as we turn the corner into 2013. The beginning of the New…

January 3, 2013

Join the Husky Alumni Recruitment Team


Attention alumni! Looking for a way to give back? OMA&D’s Husky Alumni Recruitment Team (HART) is seeking volunteers to assist with outreach efforts for prospective UW students from underrepresented backgrounds. By becoming a HART volunteer, alumni have the opportunity to help the UW recruit a diverse student population, as well as provide a service for…

Native Educators Gather for Listening Session


The Office of Minority Affairs (OMA&D), in collaboration with the Foster School of Business, hosted a Tribal Educators Listening Session at PACCAR Hall, Nov. 30.

December 19, 2012

EOP Alums Team Up As Editor, Artist for Book Series


UW alumni and former Educational Opportunity Program students David Ga ‘oupu Palaita, ’03, and Toka Valu, ’09, are co-founders of a series of anthologies, the second of which – entitled “Matamai2: Intersecting Knowledge Across the Diaspora” – was published in September. The series features compilations of poems, short stories, songs and works of art by…

UW Community Celebrates Kwanzaa


The Black Student Commission, Black Student Union and the Kelly Cultural Center came together to host the UW’s annual Kwanzaa celebration at Kane Hall on Dec. 5. View the event through photos taken by Emile Pitre.

November 30, 2012

Kelly Cultural Center Hosts Community Luncheons


In conjunction with OMA&D’s annual Welcome Daze event, the Kelly Cultural Center hosts a series of luncheons in the fall to provide opportunities for freshmen and transfer students to build community with other students, faculty and staff. Each gathering was held at the newly renovated Husky Union Building beginning with the African American Community luncheon…

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