Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

News & Events


  • UWAA Recognizes Alumni with Deep Ties to OMA&D

    June 16, 2021

    Eric Moss

    Join OMA&D in congratulating two long time OMA&D partners for their recent awards and honors from the UWAA. Both recipients have deep ties and a demonstrated commitment to OMA&D and the University of Washington. Through their efforts UW continues to become a more diverse and equitable community for faculty, staff, and students. Colleen Fukui-Sketchley Colleen…

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  • Sea Mar Community Health Centers and Community Health Plan of Washington Invest in UW Students

    June 1, 2021

    Eric Moss

    Building a more diverse health care workforce With gifts from Sea Mar Community Health Centers and Community Health Plan of Washington, the University of Washington is announcing the creation of a new fund to support first-generation, low income and underserved students at the UW who are studying health care. As part of their commitment to…

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  • OMA&D Remembers Dr. Thaddeus Spratlen

    May 26, 2021

    Eric Moss

    Thaddeus Spratlen, a professor emeritus of marketing at the University of Washington Foster School of Business, died May 18 at the age of 90. The UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity offers our condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. "Dr. Spratlen was a trailblazer and major contributor to advancing DEI efforts at UW," said…

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  • Registration for Celebration opens

    April 2, 2021

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    Join us for the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity’s (OMA&D) virtual annual gala, Celebration, on May 12, 2021. Registration is open today and will be open through May 10. As the UW’s signature event to support diversity, Celebration raises funds for Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) scholarships and recognizes the Charles E. Odegaard Award recipient.…

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  • Statement on Anti-AAPI Violence and Racism

    March 19, 2021

    Eric Moss

    From University of Washington VP for the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity and University Diversity Officer, Rickey Hall   A national conversation about hate, racism, and violence perpetrated against members of the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander communities has taken place in recent weeks. The conversations were accentuated with the murders of Asian…

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  • Brotherhood Initiative Receives Endowment

    February 24, 2021

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    The first cohort of the Brotherhood Initiative gather together for class. Photo from 2016.   The Brotherhood Initiative (BI) — an interdisciplinary initiative at the University of Washington designed to close the graduation and achievement gap for men of color on campus — has found a permanent source of funding thanks to an endowment established by longtime…

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  • OMA&D announces Black Opportunity Fund endowment

    January 28, 2021

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

      Credit: Michael B. Maine.   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…

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

    October 28, 2020

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, In a year where we are living through many challenges, it is important to acknowledge and celebrate the diverse experiences that contribute to the vibrancy, excellence and resilience of our campus communities. On Sunday, November, 8, we will lift up the experiences of our first-generation students, faculty and staff when…

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  • OMA&D announces gift from Sea Mar and MultiCare to support underrepresented students

    October 5, 2020

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    The University of Washington today announced a $100,000 gift to the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) and UW Tacoma’s Office of Equity & Inclusion (OEI). The gift will provide financial assistance to undergraduate students participating in the Educational Opportunity Program at the UW in Seattle and in programs under development within OEI on…

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  • The Legacy of Dr. Gabriel Gallardo

    August 21, 2020

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    It was hard to find a bigger Husky than Gabriel Gallardo. He sported three UW degrees and served underprivileged students for 27 years in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity. Along the way, he married a fellow alum and raised a family in student housing.

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  • UW Libraries Immigration Resources

    August 19, 2020

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    The UW Libraries recognizes that many students and researchers on our campus have been affected by ongoing and recent immigration and travel bans. We are a university and library system that is proud to wholeheartedly welcome and support undocumented students of all ethnicities and nationalities. Undocumented students are eligible for state tuition, state benefits, and resources. Below are resources that…

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  • Announcing the UW Black Opportunity Fund

    July 7, 2020

    Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity

    We are writing to you because our country has a problem. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed with fierce clarity the systemic inequality that affects every aspect of life, from who is most likely to be an essential worker to who is most affected by unemployment to who is in the greatest danger of dying from…

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