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Services for UW Students

The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity offers a family of services that assist UW students from freshman year to graduate school, nourishing passion for knowledge and opening doors of opportunity and exciting research. Services include:*

  • Academic support programs
  • Financial aid counseling and opportunities
  • Social and cultural activities

Early Identification Program for Graduate and Professional Studies


  • Mentoring, advising, and graduate school application assistance
  • Workshops and informational seminars
  • Annual spring research conference


Health Sciences Center Minority Students Program

Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity

  • Serves students interested and engaged in the health sciences
  • Graduate and professional school application assistance
  • Academic advising and counseling
  • Undergraduate research opportunities


Instructional Center

Instructional Center staffs

  • Academic tutoring, skills development workshops, test preparation, study packets
  • Review sessions led by professional instructors and upper- and graduate-level tutors

Instructional Center

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

  • Serves underrepresented students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
  • Expands opportunities to participate in campus-based and national undergraduate research
  • Offers academic advising, workshops, mentoring, and scholarship opportunities


OMA&D Academic Counseling Services

OMA&D Counseling Services
Offers academic support programs to enhance the success of undergraduate students at the UW, and increase the number of students who stay in school and graduate. Programs include:

Ronald E. McNair Postbaccaulaureate Achievement Program

  • A U.S. Department of Education TRIO program
  • Research, internship and mentoring opportunities
  • GRE preparation course
  • Annual spring research conference

UW McNair

Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center/Theatre

Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center/Theatre

  • Leadership and community building workshops
  • Home to numerous student organizations
  • Student lounge, computer lab, meeting and conference rooms
  • Features Leadership Without Borders (LWB) which offers resources, support and guidance to undocumented students at the UW.

Samuel E. Kelly ECC

Study Abroad Initiatives

  • Offers study abroad programs, in collaboration with academic departments, that engage our students with cultural perspectives all over the world.

Study Abroad Initiatives

*These programs serve students who are from low-income families or who have experienced hardships, students who will be the first in their family to graduate from a four-year college, underrepresented minority students, and students who were deprived of an adequate education due to poverty or discrimination.

Additional Links

The resources listed below include information on scholarships, internships and careers, and link to offices and organizations that specialize in enriching college and academic life at the UW.