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Instructional Center

For over 40 years, OMA&D’s Instructional Center (IC) has been a national model for providing academic instruction and tutoring for thousands of underrepresented minority, first-generation and economically disadvantaged students affiliated with OMA&D programs. Its unique and proven blend of services creates a sense of community and paves the way to the university’s most competitive majors, and ultimately, graduation and successful careers.


Serving 2,000 students annually, the IC is staffed by 19 professional instructors and 40-50 student tutors who rotate throughout the year. Many student tutors are former IC users themselves. Together, this team creates a support structure through its holistic mentoring approach that sets students up for success. IC services include:

  • Drop-in tutoring (one-on-one and small group sessions)
  • Workshops and review sessions
  • Study skills seminars
  • Professional and Graduate School admissions preparation courses
  • On-site writing center
  • Computer facility


Transformative Impact

Learn more about the transformative impact the IC has on the academic and personal lives of our students.

Visit the IC Factsheet


To serve the current student demand and position the university to meet the surging demographic growth of underrepresented minority, first-generation and economically disadvantaged students in the state of Washington, we have set an ambitious goal to increase the number of students we serve at the IC each year from 2,000 to 7,000 by 2025. To accomplish this goal, we are looking to raise $25 million. Find out how you can help.


For more information, contact Suzanne Sullivan, Director of Development, OMA&D at or 206-616-4929