Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

News & Events


  • Congressman John Lewis Visits the UW

    February 24, 2017

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    UW students had the special opportunity to hear from Congressman and American civil rights icon John Lewis at Meany Hall on the UW Seattle campus, Feb. 23.


  • An Evening with UW Alumna & Author Tiffany Dufu, Feb 21

    February 11, 2017

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    Tiffany Dufu

    OMA&D welcomes Tiffany Dufu back to campus as she launches her ground-breaking memoir "Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less." A dialogue with UW senior Maria Abando and book-signing will take place Feb. 21.


  • UW Students Invited to Attend Conversation with Rep. John Lewis, Feb. 23

    February 10, 2017

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    John Lewis

    John Lewis is Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District Representative and an American icon, widely known for his role in the Civil Rights movement.


  • Campus Walker Winter 2017

    February 3, 2017

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    Passiflora Misera

    Known as the "Campus Walker," retired OMA&D Associate Vice President Emile Pitre photographs beautiful images across campus. His latest gallery features photos from the UW’s Botany Greenhouse.


  • OMA&D Mourns Passing of Alumnus & Community Leader Al Sugiyama

    January 4, 2017

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    Angela King, Al Sugiyama Honored

    Alan Sugiyama, ’84, a longtime community leader and champion for diversity at the University of Washington, passed away on Jan. 2, at the age of 67 following a two-year battle with cancer.


  • UW Community Gathers for 22nd Annual MAP Breakfast

    November 23, 2016

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    2016 MAP Breakfast

    A University of Washington Homecoming tradition for the last 22 years, the MAP Bridging the Gap Breakfast once again recognized alumni and students for their commitment to diversity and contributions to the community, Oct. 22.


  • Alumni Gather to Cheer on Husky Football

    November 23, 2016

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    OMA&D alumni and friends came together to cheer on the nationally-ranked UW football team to a 66-27 victory over the California Golden Bears at a special viewing party at the Tap House Grill in downtown Seattle, Nov. 5.


  • A Safe and Welcoming Place for All

    November 18, 2016

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    President Ana Mari Cauce and Provost Jerry Baldasty shared a message regarding the university's commitment to the safety and security of our community, as well as its resolve to create an inclusive and welcoming campus.


  • Message from the Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer - Fall 2016 eNews

    October 26, 2016

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    It is exciting to share my first official eNews greeting as VP for OMA&D and chief diversity officer for the three UW campuses. I can’t express enough how thrilled I am to be a part of the UW and greater Seattle communities.


  • The Wallaces: Two Paths to Diversity

    October 7, 2016

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    Vincent Wallace and Beatriz Pascual-Wallace featured image

    Vincent Wallace and Beatriz Pascual-Wallace, '87, both grew up in diverse communities and pursued good public educations. Today, the pair have the same desire: that future generations will have similar opportunities.


  • Welcome Daze Kick Off Luncheon Introduces New Huskies to the UW

    October 6, 2016

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    The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) introduced first-year students and their families to the UW at its annual Welcome Daze kick off luncheon at the Husky Union Building, Sept. 23.


  • Campus Walker Fall 2016

    September 29, 2016

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    Campus Walker Fall 2016

    The latest edition of Emile Pitre’s “Campus Walker” photo gallery series features images from the Union Bay Natural Area in the UW Botanic Gardens.