Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


July 31, 2012

Upward Bound Summer Academy Prepares Students for College

Upward Bound students at UW Pack Forest

The desire to attend college isn’t necessarily a reality for all high school students, especially those from low-income backgrounds who may also be the first in their families to pursue higher education. Thanks to the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s Upward Bound program, that mindset is changing for nearly 80 students from Seattle’s Franklin and Cleveland High Schools.

July 26, 2012

High School Seniors Experience College Life at Shades of Purple Conference

Shades of Purple Summer Conference

Lindbergh High School senior Shondre Sims has always been a Washington State Cougar fan. But after attending the UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s inaugural Shades of Purple Summer Conference, he admitted his loyalty may have swayed.

July 20, 2012

OMA&D Study Abroad Program Featured by Queensland University of Technology


The OMA&D-affiliated study abroad program in Brisbane, Australia was featured on the Queensland University of Technology web site. The UW group is using robotic systems to explore and collect data on marine ecosystems. Read more…

July 18, 2012

CAMP Dare to Dream Academy Inspires Migrant High School Students

High school students and mentors at the Dare to Dream Academy

The University of Washington campus was home to 52 migrant high school students from across the state during OMA&D’s College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) Dare to Dream Academy, June 24-29. For one week, students experienced college life and were exposed to resources for pursuing higher education. Click here for photo gallery>> The academy included team…

July 16, 2012

OMA&D Mourns Loss of Colleague Julian Argel

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The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) mourns the loss of long-time Educational Talent Search (ETS) Director, Julian Argel, who passed away on Sun., July 8. A member of the Tsimshian/Haida tribes, Argel worked with OMA&D for 18 years and was a nominee for the 2012 UW Distinguished Staff Award. In…

July 7, 2012

Register Today for the 2012 Alumni Soirée

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Alumni of color and friends of diversity are invited to join OMA&D, as well as campus sponsors and partners, for an evening of celebration, networking, great food, and music at the The Landing on Friday, August 17. Read more…

July 3, 2012

GEAR UP EDI Summer Institute Prepares Educators for New State Standards

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Sixty middle and high school GEAR UP educators from across the state converged on the UW campus for a summer institute hosted by OMA&D’s GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) Educator Development Initiative (EDI), June 25-29, at the McCarty Residence Hall. The week-long institute, “The Common Core: Preparing GEAR UP Students…

June 27, 2012

Yakima Valley GEAR UP Featured in Tu Decides

Yakima Valley GEAR UP featured in Tu Decides

OMA&D’s Yakima Valley GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) and CACG (College Access Challenge Grant) programs were featured in the June 22 edition of Tu Decides, a bilingual newspaper distributed across the state. Read more…

June 18, 2012

OMA&D Student Blog is Back

OMA&D Student Blog is Back

The blog kicked off last summer with entries from students participating in OMA&D-affiliated study abroad programs and will again feature the experiences of our students as they travel the globe in 2012. Be sure to check the blog frequently for updates throughout the summer. Read more…

June 7, 2012

Eight Students Join Latest Group of IC Tutors to Advance to Graduate School

Eight Students Join Latest Group of IC Tutors to Advance to Graduate School

The OMA&D Instructional Center’s (IC) motto “to teach is to learn” certainly rings true. On average, over 85 percent of the University of Washington undergraduate students who serve as academic tutors at the IC advance to graduate or professional schools, including the latest group of eight who will continue their pursuit of higher education in…

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