Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

News & Events


  • The Fierce Urgency of Now

    January 15, 2020

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    OMA&D Vice President and University Diversity Officer Rickey Hall and UAA Vice Provost and Dean Ed Taylor invite the UW community to serve, learn and march during MLK Week 2020.

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  • Emile Pitre to Receive UW’s 2020 Odegaard Award

    January 6, 2020

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Emile Pitre, ‘69, one of the UW’s Black Student Union founders and a longtime staff member in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, will receive the award at the 50th annual Celebration, Wed., May 13, 2020.

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  • Happy New Year from OMA&D!

    January 2, 2020

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    The beginning of a new year - and a new decade - often brings time to pause and reflect on the past and anticipate the future. In OMA&D, it gives us an opportunity to reflect on some milestones taking place in our organization.

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  • Together for Champions

    December 11, 2019

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    At their monthly meeting in November, the Friends of EOP Board took time to prepare special care packages in time for finals for students affiliated with OMA&D’s Champions Program.

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  • Alumni & Friends Enjoy Friday Night Lights with OMA&D

    November 14, 2019

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    Alumni & Friends Enjoy Friday Night Lights with OMA&D

    OMA&D hosted a “Friday Night Lights” version of its annual UW Football viewing party, bringing alumni and friends together to cheer on the Huskies to a Pac-12 victory over the Oregon State Beavers, Nov. 8.

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  • Former IC Student, Celebration Scholar Anisa Ibrahim Featured by CNN

    November 14, 2019

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Dr. Anisa Ibrahim's inspirational journey to become the director of Harborview Medical Center’s Pediatrics Clinic in Seattle was recently featured by CNN.

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  • Wiles Brings Advocacy for Students to National Stage

    November 8, 2019

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Kristian Wiles

    Kristian Wiles, executive director of OMA&D Retention and Academic Support Programs, just concluded his one-year term as COE Board of Directors chair, the same organization leading Nov. 8's First-Gen College Celebration.

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  • OMA&D Mourns Passing of Billy Hilliard

    November 5, 2019

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Billy (Bill) Hilliard, who helped build the foundation for the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity as one of its first leaders, passed away on Oct. 2, 2019, at the age of 78.

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  • UW to Participate in Third Annual National First-Generation College Celebration, Nov. 8

    October 31, 2019

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    The Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses will join universities across the country in elevating the success and presence of our first-gen community members.

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  • GEAR UP Achievers Hosts First On-Campus Program

    October 8, 2019

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    During the first week of August, 56 rising seventh and eighth grade students from South King County spent a few days living in the residence halls on the UW campus and learning about engineering and mathematics.

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  • Pearl Jam’s McCready performs National Anthem in support of the IC

    September 23, 2019

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Seattle music heritage night at the University of Washington football game on Sept. 7, had an extra special meaning for the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) and the Instructional Center (IC).

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  • Jaime Soto named director of M.O.R. Team

    August 20, 2019

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Jaime Soto, ’10, was named the new director for the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment (M.O.R.) team, effective July 11.

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