Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

OMA&D staff are working remotely. Please call 206-685-0518 during our regular business hours (Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm) to speak with the receptionist.

Thank you 2020 Celebration Partners!

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

Pitre to Receive 2020 Odegaard Award

Longtime OMA&D staff member Emile Pitre will be honored for his leadership and advocacy for educational opportunity at Celebration, May 13.

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.

UW’s Ambassador to Tribes

OMA&D’s Iisaaksiichaa Ross Braine is honored as the Information School’s 2019 Distinguished Alumnus.

Be Boundless – For Washington, For the World

The UW is currently undertaking the most ambitious fundraising campaign in its history. Learn how you can help support OMA&D’s priorities.


  • Antiracism work is all of our work

    May 29, 2020

    Dear members of the UW community, George Floyd. Ahmaud Arbery. Breonna Taylor. Three more Black lives snuffed out and lost to our world either at the hands of police or, in the case of Arbery, white racists being protected by local law enforcement. While we shouldn’t need it, these deaths serve as yet another reminder…

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  • Happy Birthday Dr. Thaddeus Spratlen

    May 28, 2020

    On behalf of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D), it brings me great joy to wish Dr. Thaddeus Spratlen, Professor Emeritus for the Foster's School of Business, a happy 90th birthday. Dr. Spratlen, is known as a trailblazer in academic business and a force at the University of Washington. Having made significant contributions…

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  • Honoring the Life of Dr. Gabriel Gallardo

    May 11, 2020

    Today the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) at the University of Washington lost distinguished leader Dr. Gabriel Gallardo, associate vice president for student success. Dr. Gallardo joined the UW in 1993 as an admissions specialist for the Office of Minority Affairs. That year marked the beginning of a lifelong career encompassing an unwavering…

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