Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

News & Events


  • UW, TheDream.US announce new scholarship partnership to benefit undocumented students

    January 19, 2018

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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    The UW and TheDream.US announced a new partnership this week that will provide scholarships to qualified undocumented students who graduate from two-year colleges and transfer to the UW.


  • Happy New Year from OMA&D!

    January 3, 2018

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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    The past calendar year was filled with some memorable moments. We now look ahead to 2018 – a year that marks the 50th anniversary of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity.


  • OMA&D Receives $36.6 Million in New Grants and Renewals

    December 22, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    2017 McNair Program Cohort

    In 2017, OMA&D received six new grants and grant renewals from the U.S. Department of Education to deepen its support for low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students both on campus and throughout the state.


  • UW to Participate in National First-Generation College Celebration on November 8

    November 5, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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    To recognize the celebration and demonstrate their presence to students, faculty and staff on all three UW campuses who were first-generation college students have been invited to wear “I Am First-Generation” buttons.


  • OMA&D Announces Second Round of Diversity and Inclusion Seed Grants

    October 25, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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    Proposals are now being accepted for grants intended to support the work of administrative and academic units across the UW's tri-campus community that advance the goals of the Diversity Blueprint.


  • The Jardines: Inspired to Support Student Success

    October 20, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    OMA&D donors Dan and Linda Jardine

    After experiencing the impact that OMA&D support programs have on the lives of students, Linda and Dan Jardine are bequesting 50 percent of their estate to wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ - Intellectual House.


  • Alumni & Friends Gather for Husky Football Viewing Party

    October 18, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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    Alumni and friends of the OMA&D community came together to cheer on the nationally-ranked UW football team versus Arizona State at a special viewing party at the Tap House Grill in downtown Seattle, Oct. 14.


  • OMA&D Introduces New Huskies to the UW at Welcome Daze Kick-off Luncheon

    September 29, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    2017 Welcome Daze

    The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity introduced first-year students and their families to the UW at its annual Welcome Daze Kick-off Luncheon at the Husky Union Building, Sept. 22.


  • UW Leadership: Committed to our DACA Dreamers

    September 5, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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    UW President Ana Mari Cauce and Vice President for Minority Affairs & Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer Rickey Hall respond to the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.


  • POD Features VP Rickey Hall in Leadership Interview

    August 30, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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    UW Professional & Organizational Development featured a Q&A with OMA&D Vice President Rickey Hall in the latest issue of Leading Edge


  • President Cauce: Reflections on the tragedy of Charlottesville

    August 14, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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    UW President Ana Mari Cauce shared a message with the campus community regarding her reflections on the tragedy that took place in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.


  • OMA&D Mourns Passing of Former VP Herman Lujan

    June 9, 2017

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Herman Lujan

    Dr. Herman Lujan, who served as the vice president for Minority Affairs from 1978-1988, passed away on Tues., May 30, at the age of 81.