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.
UW Tacoma Family Room: Building Momentum
The creation of the Family Room and a registered student organization offer new resources to the Native and Indigenous community at UW Tacoma.
Changing the face of education
Last summer, the School of Educational Studies’ Dr. Allison Hintz, associate professor; Dr. Yue Bian, assistant professor; and Amy Couto, assistant director of Academic Services, were awarded a LEADER initiative grant from College Spark Washington focusing on community-driven solutions to elevate representation in Washington state’s education workforce.
UW Welcomes the Sisterhood Initiative
The UW’s new Sisterhood Initiative aims to support young women of color through a cohort-based program, building on the success of the UW’s Brotherhood Initiative, which focuses on young men of color.
What Leadership Looks Like
As the UW’s Brotherhood Initiative grows — and now welcomes a counterpart Sisterhood Initiative — students of color like senior Noah Stanigar continue to soar.
Despite a rich history, UW struggles to enroll Black medical students
Diversity in the physician workforce improves health outcomes. But where are all the Black doctors?
Updated Diversity Blueprint Emphasizes Indigenous Communities and Place Based Learning
Understanding our place at the University of Washington means, among other things, moving beyond land acknowledgements. As Goal 5 of the Blueprint urges, we must “Develop understandings of the histories of the three UW campuses that directly address issues of Indigenous sovereignty and issues of access, equity, and inclusion for underrepresented and minoritized communities, and incorporate these understandings into relevant curricula and programming.” Read more of this blog by UW Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, Diane Harris on the Arts & Sciences news feed.