Diversity at the UW

Advancing the values of diversity, equity and inclusion is core to our mission at the University of Washington. Equity Focus amplifies a sampling of the stories, news and events that highlight this great work happening across our tri-campus community.

Feature Stories

Native teacher education

Gathering to center Native teacher education

This May 2 event will highlight the work of two Native/Indigenous teacher education cohort programs that center Native teachers, students, families and communities in education.

College of Education

Shondell Reed

Staff Story: Shondell Reed

Two years into law school at Seattle University, Shondell Reed knew he had to make a change.

Whole U

Julia Owsen

UW Bothell garners national recognition

UW Bothell has been ranked No. 4 among four-year public colleges in the nation for awarding bachelor degrees in computer science to women.

UW Bothell

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Maisha Mason and Khairat Salum

Increasing diversity & accessibility of the biomedical sciences

Amanda Bradley, Ph.D. candidate in molecular & cellular biology, discusses her commitment to diversifying STEM.

Graduate School

Maisha Mason and Khairat Salum

Black Panther: Representation, gender and decolonization

UW Bothell graduate students Maisha Manson and Khairat Salum discuss these topics in an interview with the Graduate School.

Graduate School

Kevin Truong

A mentoring mastermind

Alumnus Kevin Truong is helping high school students navigate the college application and financial aid process.

Arts & Sciences

Brotherhood Initiative

Brotherhood Initiative seeks to create community

The program is finding ways to better support male students of color who often find campus isolating.

Seattle Times


Building a career in academia

Communication Ph.D. student Meshell Sturgis share how GO-MAP has helped her thrive as a grad student.

Graduate School


A commitment to inclusion

Professor and Dean Sandra Archibald reflects on her personal journey to increase diversity in public policy graduate education.

Evans School

Ellen Y. Chang

Examining diversity and representation in Crazy Rich Asians

Third-year Ph.D. student Ellen Y. Chang discusses the film and its impact.

Graudate School

Teaching for Black Lives

Teaching for Black lives

The Feb. 25 event brought the experiences of Black students and their allies to the forefront.

College of Education

Women in Aerospace

Making engineering accessible to girls

Women in Aerospace, the Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics’ new club, is reaching out to elementary and middle school girls to show them examples of women engineers.

Aeronautics & Astronautics

TeyAnjulee Leon

Asking hard questions

For her master’s thesis, graduate student TeyAnjulee Leon explored issues of race in higher education.

UW Tacoma

Marvin Oliver

Oliver to receive 2019 Odegaard Award

Professor emeritus in American Indian Studies and renowned sculptor and printmaker, Oliver will be honored at Celebration in May.


Chriselle Silue

Silué pays it forward for public health students of color

The UW senior recently returned to her home country to practice the skills she has learned in her major.

School of Public Health


Making study abroad possible

OMA&D’s LSAMP program partners with the Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics to send students to Australia.

Aeronautics & Astronautics


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Leilani Lewis, associate director for Diversity Communications & Outreach, lanil@uw.edu

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