Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity


January 28, 2021

OMA&D announces Black Opportunity Fund endowment

    The University of Washington and the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity are pleased to announce the Black Opportunity Fund has established its first endowment through an anonymous donor’s generous gift of $300,000.  The Black Opportunity Fund was established last year to acknowledge the harm that systemic racism has on the Black community and to…

October 28, 2020

TRIO SSS Celebrates 40 years of success at UW

    It was 1980. Our department, then called the Office of Minority Affairs, had just received a new grant award from the U.S. Department of Education. The UW had won a new opportunity for students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, students with disabilities, and students who are the first in their families to pursue 4-year degrees. Three hundred students from this population would now have access…

May 29, 2020

Antiracism work is all of our work

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…

May 28, 2020

Happy Birthday Dr. Thaddeus Spratlen

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…

May 11, 2020

Honoring the Life of Dr. Gabriel Gallardo

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…

April 9, 2019

OMA&D Job Posting: Web & Digital Media Undergraduate Student Intern

The UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) is seeking a self-motivated, quick learner with technical and creative skills to serve as a web and digital media undergraduate intern. Duties: Update OMA&D web sites using WordPress Develop new pages and features for OMA&D web sites Design advertisements, flyers, images, etc. for print and web…

August 17, 2018

Student Blog Update: Getting to Know Australian Blogger Lunden Harris

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Hi! My name is Lunden Harris and I will be one of two study abroad bloggers keeping you updated on our adventure down under! My 2018 UW STEM Study Abroad group will be studying at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia.

August 14, 2017

President Cauce: Reflections on the tragedy of Charlottesville

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UW President Ana Mari Cauce shared a message with the campus community regarding her reflections on the tragedy that took place in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.

April 27, 2015

Community Graduations to Celebrate Class of 2015

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OMA&D and the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center will join campus partners to celebrate the Class of 2015 by hosting its annual community graduation ceremonies, June 4-12.