Race & Equity Initiative

May 21, 2020

New Welcome Video for UW Staff Orientation

We are excited to share that the Race and Equity Initiative, in partnership with the Professional & Organizational Development (POD) and the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D), has produced a video for new staff orientations and welcome programs in order to introduce values of equity and diversity at the UW.

Understanding, diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values of the University of Washington helps instill a sense of belonging and safety for all our colleagues. As our campuses continue to embrace more diversity among our students, faculty and staff, it is more important than ever to ensure that everyone who joins UW as an employee know they belong and work to live out our expressed values.

This video features leaders and staff cross multiple departments, schools and colleges, from all three campuses. They offer varied perspectives and discuss how the values of equity and belonging shape the University of Washington’s culture. This video also features resources and points of interest on campus that provide opportunities for staff to engage and learn more.

Through the lens of our leaders and staff members, and in the spirit of equity and inclusion, we hope this video will welcome and inspire new employees to build their community while they build their career at UW.