Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

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OMA&D announces Black Opportunity Fund endowment

Establishment of this new fund marks a major milestone allowing for support in perpetuity.

Sea Mar + MultiCare create new fund for underrepresented students.

Our gratitude for their investment in the UW student experience both in Seattle and Tacoma

Thank you 2020 Celebration Partners!

Thank you to our Celebration partners for their unwavering support of our EOP students. We are truly grateful.

Pitre receives Odegaard Award

Longtime OMA&D staff member Emile Pitre will be honored for his leadership and advocacy for education opportunity at Celebration, May 12, 2021

Together for Champions

Friends of EOP Board members prepared care packages for students in the Champions Program as a show of support before fall quarter finals.


  • Registration for Celebration opens

    April 2, 2021

    Join us for the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s (OMA&D) virtual annual gala, Celebration, on May 12, 2021. Registration is open today and will be open through May 10. As the UW’s signature event to support diversity, Celebration raises funds for Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) scholarships and recognizes the Charles E. Odegaard Award recipient.…

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  • Statement on Anti-AAPI Violence and Racism

    March 19, 2021

    From University of Washington VP for the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity and University Diversity Officer, Rickey Hall   A national conversation about hate, racism, and violence perpetrated against members of the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities has taken place in recent weeks. The conversations were accentuated with the murders of Asian…

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  • Brotherhood Initiative Receives Endowment

    February 24, 2021

    Group of young men of color sitting in a circle.

    The first cohort of the Brotherhood Initiative gather together for class. Photo from 2016.   The Brotherhood Initiative (BI) — an interdisciplinary initiative at the University of Washington designed to close the graduation and achievement gap for men of color on campus — has found a permanent source of funding thanks to an endowment established by longtime…

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