|1.|| The Vice President for Minority Affairs directs and coordinates all
activities of the Office of Minority Affairs and serves as the principal assistant
and advisor to the President on all matters relating to and serving the interest of
underrepresented minority students and students who are educationally/economically
disadvantaged, and to institutional issues that relate to diversity.
|2.|| As the principal administrator of the programs that ensure a diverse
student population, the Vice President for Minority Affairs is responsible for the
design, development, implementation, and evaluation of the Educational Opportunity
Program, including its statewide high school and community college recruitment program;
the Instructional Center; the Early Identification Program; the Educational Talent
Search, Upward Bound, and the Early Scholars Outreach Program. The activities of these
programs are coordinated with colleges, schools, and departments of the University,
and other campus agencies that have responsibility for meeting the needs of minority
and disadvantaged students, including recruitment, admissions, orientation, academic
and personal advising, financial aid, fund development, tutoring, and social and
cultural activities. Faculty advice is sought from the Office of Minority Affairs
Policy Advisory Board, and student advice from the Office of Minority Affairs Student
|3.|| The Vice President for Minority Affairs establishes and maintains
affiliations with governmental and non-governmental organizations and agencies having
a responsibility for and an interest in programs or projects designed to serve the
needs of minorities and educationally/economically disadvantaged persons, especially
those from the historically oppressed ethnic minorities. Advisory service is provided
to a number of campus, state, and local governmental agencies and civic groups in
matters related to the improvement of educational and employment opportunities for
ethnic minorities and disadvantaged students.
|4.|| The major divisions of responsibility of the Vice President for
Minority Affairs are as follows:
|A.||Administration, Finance, and
|1)|| The Office of Minority Affairs coordinates and directs the
recruitment, admission, orientation, personal counseling, and academic advising
activities of the Office of Minority Affairs; directs the planning, preparation,
justification, and management of the biennial budget and campus and off-campus
fund-raising projects; develops the organization and staffing requirements necessary
to support the Office of Minority Affairs; and designs, develops, and evaluates
other special support programs.
|2)|| The Ethnic Cultural Center and Theater Complex, with assistance from the
Student Advisory Board, promotes cultural and social activities for minority and
educationally/economically disadvantaged students.
|3)|| The Instructional Center (IC) provides wide-ranging tutorial and instructional
assistance and special programs for the improvement of math, science, reading, and
writing skills of students in the Educational Opportunity Program.
|4)|| The Early Scholars Outreach Program (ESOP) is a partnership program with middle
schools in the state. The ESOP provides tutoring and mentoring for middle school
|5)|| The Upward Bound, Student Support Services, and Talent Search programs provide for
academic skill development and career development of students in middle schools, high
schools, and at the University of Washington. These programs are funded from the
Department of Education under the Trio program.
|6)|| The Early Identification Program (EIP) provides for access to graduate and
professional schools for underrepresented minority students.
|B.||Graduate and Professional Students
In cooperation with the Dean of the Graduate School, the Vice President for Health Sciences, and the deans of the professional schools, the Vice President for Minority Affairs develops and coordinates special programs in support of minority graduate and professional students.
|June 1, 1972; February 21, 1978; October 1, 1982; September 24, 1996.|
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