Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

The University of Washington has a longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a profound interest in cultivating a diverse student body. The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) and the Friends of the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) are pleased to present the 49th annual Celebration, on May 15, 2019.


Celebration features the outstanding achievements, inspiring stories and academic success of our students. As the UW’s signature event to support diversity, Celebration also raises funds for EOP scholarships and recognizes the Charles E. Odegaard Award recipient. Here we create connections within our community of corporate partners, individuals, philanthropists, sovereign nations and with our students. By celebrating the Odegaard Award recipient, we honor an inspirational community member who is an example to us all.

Save the Date for Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Registration opens in March!


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5:00 p.m. – Reception
6:00 p.m. – Call to Dinner
6:30 p.m. – Celebration

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Husky Union Building Ballroom
UW Campus, Seattle, WA 98195

For event information, contact Zandra Grissom at or (206) 685-9594. For table partnership opportunities, contact Daya Terry at wnmterry@uw.ed or (206) 616-2492.

To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (voice), 206-543-6452 (TTY), 206-685-7264 (fax), or The University of Washington makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days.



EOP Scholarships

EOP scholarship awards are presented to students who have made impressive contributions to our campus and community, while achieving academic excellence.

Meet Our 2018 Scholars

Meet Past Recipients



Charles E. Odegaard Award

The Odegaard Award honors a member of our community whose leadership sustains the former UW President’s distinguished work on behalf of diversity at the UW.

2018 Recipient Judge Ricardo S. Martinez

 About the Award

2018 Celebration Videos – Meet our Award Recipients

 2018 Partners

 Community Presenting Partner                                 Diamond Partner

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Click here to view a full list of 2018 partners!