Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

News & Events


  • 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, '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.


  • President Cauce: "We are all accountable for justice and equity"

    September 21, 2016

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    UW President Ana Mari Cauce shared a message to the campus community on her blog about how we are building on the work for equity and justice alongside the entire UW community.


  • GEAR UP EDI Summer Programs Help Students Prepare for College

    September 20, 2016

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    Last summer, over 125 students and 50 educators from Washington State GEAR UP schools spent time on the University of Washington campus, exploring and learning how to plan, apply and prepare for college.


  • Student Blog Update: Greetings from Australia

    September 11, 2016

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    After our first day of data collection, we went out in the water to check out the docks and try to find sea stars. We also found some neat organisms on the way there. Here is Maria with the viewer.

    I must admit that I have not been keeping up with blogging lately because although life in Seattle is fast, life in Australia has been incredibly jam packed in the best way possible!


  • State Supreme Court Justice Charles Z. Smith Remembered by OMA&D

    August 31, 2016

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    Charles Z. Smith

    Charles Z. Smith, ’55, the first person of color to serve as a justice on the Washington State Supreme Court and a former professor and associate dean at the UW School of Law, passed away on Aug. 28, at the age of 89.


  • OMA&D Mourns Passing of Seattle Civil Rights Activist Bob Santos

    August 29, 2016

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    Robert “Bob” Santos, a longtime local civil rights activist and friend of OMA&D, passed away on Aug. 27, at the age of 82.