Multicultural Alumni Partnership


Founded in 1994, the Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) is dedicated to promoting diversity at the UW and in the UW alumni community.

Under the guidance of founding members Larry Matsuda, ’67, ’73, ’81, and Vivian O. Lee, ’58, ’59, MAP has taken a leadership role in addressing issues of equality and equity through scholarships, mentoring, lectures and reaching out to the University community. MAP is open to everyone; the only qualification is a passion for diversity and social justice.

MAP administers a number of scholarships and awards, which are presented annually. Meet the 2021 MAP scholars.


MAP Distinguished Alumni Nomination

The Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) of the University of Washington Alumni Association has established an award to honor UW alumni and community members or organizations comprised of UW alumni. The award is based on distinguished service and achievement over a period of years.

  • An alumnus/a, community member or organization with alumni who attended the University of Washington for a period of time.
  • An alumnus/a or community member who has made an outstanding contribution to the community in one or more of the following ways:
    • promoting diversity
    • supporting educational opportunity programs at the UW
    • assisting in recruiting, mentoring and supporting diverse students, faculty or staff at the UW; or
    • promoting participation in the UWAA’s multicultural activities

The deadline for nominations is September 17th, 2021! Submit your nominations here.


MAP Board Members and Advisors

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For more information about diversity issues and programs at the University of Washington, please visit the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity website.