Diversity at the UW

Black Faculty & Staff Association

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The mission of the University of Washington Black Faculty and Staff Association is to foster a greater sense of community and mutual support among the Black faculty and staff of the University through mentoring and networking in an effort to provide an organized support system that will enhance the cultural diversity within the University, as well as enhance and support the academic mission of the University.

The purpose of the association is to:

  • Create an enlightened environment where issues of inequity and injustice can be effectively identified, directly challenged, and intelligently discussed
  • Support the recruitment, retention, academic excellence, and graduation of Black graduate and undergraduate students
  • Promote the recruitment and retention, promotion and tenure, and professional development and career advancement of Black faculty and staff at the University
  • Expand and strengthen the relationship and involvement of Black faculty and staff with the wider University community