ACS Hosts Annual Spring Recognition Reception

2013 EOP Spring Recognition

Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Academic Counseling Services (ACS) honored students, staff and faculty at its annual Spring Recognition Reception held at the newly renovated Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, April 25. Undergraduate students in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), TRiO Student Support Services (SSS), College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) and the UW… Read More


Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange Named UW College of Education Distinguished Graduate Awardee

Sheila Edwards Lange at the College of Education Graduation

Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange, University of Washington vice president for minority affairs and vice provost for diversity, has been named the UW College of Education 2013 Distinguished Graduate Awardee. She will be recognized at the College of Ed’s graduation celebration on Sat., June 15 and will deliver the event’s keynote address. Established in 1986, this… Read More


Recruitment & Outreach Hosts 2013 Young Gifted and Black (YGB) Conference

Young Gifted and Black (YGB) Conference

The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity Recruitment & Outreach team held its annual Young Gifted & Black (YGB) Conference on Sat., May 18. Over 175 African American high school students and their parents came to the UW campus from the greater Puget Sound area and Yakima for this event aimed to promote positive self-esteem,… Read More


MCAC Hosts UW in the Community Reception

MCAC Hosts UW in the Community Reception

The University of Washington President’s Minority Community Advisory Committee (MCAC) hosted a reception with President Michael Young and community members of color at the Daybreak Star Center in Seattle, May 23. The event was an opportunity for invited guests to meet with the President, the MCAC and other UW leaders to learn more about what… Read More


Diversity Graduation Requirement for UW Undergraduates Approved

UW Students Support Diversity Requirement

A long-time student-led effort to pass a diversity course requirement for all University of Washington undergraduates came to fruition May 24. The proposed legislation, supported by UW President Michael K. Young, was approved by the Faculty Senate on April 25. A Class “B” Bulletin outlining the requirement was then distributed to faculty at all three… Read More


Washington MESA Students to Participate in Mobile App Challenge

MESA students to participate in mobile app challenge

Over 40 MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) students from Seattle and Tacoma will compete in Hack for Change, a mobile application challenge, on Sat., June 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Seattle City Hall. For the past two months, MESA students from three local high schools (Lakes and Foss in Tacoma, Mariner in… Read More


Rogelio Riojas, Student Scholars Honored at 43rd Annual EOP Celebration

UW Minority Affairs & Diversity Friends of the EOP program 43rd Celebration Event

Rogelio Riojas, president and chief executive offer of Sea Mar Community Health Centers, was presented the University of Washington’s Charles E. Odegaard Award and 16 student scholarship recipients were recognized at the 43rd annual EOP Celebration, Fête and Honors held May 16 at UW’s Husky Union Building. The dinner and scholarship fundraiser was hosted by… Read More


Mariachi Huenachi to Perform at UW May 24

Mariachi Huenachi to Perform at UW May 24

The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity Recruitment and Outreach team will host a campus visit and concert with Mariachi Huenachi from Wenatchee, Wash., on May 24. Members of the University of Washington community are invited to attend. Mariachi Huenachi is comprised of high school students from the advanced mariachi music class at Wenatchee High… Read More


OMA&D Recruitment and Outreach Hosts Purple & Gold Experience

OMA&D Recruitment and Outreach Hosts Purple & Gold Experience

The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) Recruitment and Outreach team hosted its fifth annual Purple & Gold Experience in April. Purple & Gold was an opportunity for newly admitted students and their families to become familiar with the UW. Over 200 students attended a series of four events designed by ethnicity (African American,… Read More


2013 Community Graduations to be Held May 30-June 14

2013 Community Graduations to be Held May 30-June 14

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity’s Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center Community Graduations will celebrate the “Class of 2013” leading up to UW Commencement on Sat., June 15. This year’s events will be held May 30-June 14, beginning with Filipino Graduation and culminating with Black Graduation.