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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Diversity is a core value at the University of Washington and in the Executive Office. We are committed to building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by introducing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and discover, design, and deliver solutions.

DEI Definitions

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is not just a phrase; each word communicates distinct values.

The representation of different and unique identities, characteristics, experiences and perspectives.
Giving everyone what they need to succeed by increasing access, resources, and opportunities for all; especially for those who are underrepresented and have been historically disadvantaged.
A welcoming culture in which differences are celebrated and everyone is valued, respected, and able to reach their full potential.


For more information, resources, or ways to get involved, click on the links below:

Equity Focus | Diversity at the UW
UW Diversity website

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
UW Human Resources DEI site

Faculty & staff | Diversity at the UW
UW faculty & staff DEI resources

Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity
The CCDE strives to be a space where our community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni gather to promote greater equity.

Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity
The Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity (CERSE) focuses on conducting high quality program evaluation and research to improve equity and broaden representation in STEM fields, with a focus on higher education.

D Center
The D Center is UW’s Disability and d/Deaf Cultural center is located in the Husky Union Building – Room 327, where students can study, organize, rest, or hang out with fellow students and other community members.

Diversity Research Centers & Institutes
Various centers and institutes conducting research on the benefits of cultural diversity, as well as its challenges. This generates new knowledge that has economic, social and cultural impacts, on both local and global scales.

wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House
wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House is a longhouse-style facility on the UW Seattle campus. It provides a multi-service learning and gathering space for American Indian and Alaska Native students, faculty and staff, as well as others from various cultures and communities to come together in a welcoming environment to share knowledge.

Leadership without Borders
Leadership Without Borders (LWB) works to serve and empower undocumented students at the University of Washington.

Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity
OMAD works to increase diversity on campus and enrich the collegiate experience.

Native Life and Tribal Relations
The purpose of this website is to centralize the Native-focused resources available on the University of Washington’s campus in Seattle.

Q Center
The University of Washington Q Center is a primarily student run resource center dedicated to serving anyone with or without a gender or sexuality – UW students, staff, faculty, alum, and community members.

Race & Equity Resources
A variety of resources, tools, readings, etc.

Social Groups at UW
A list of affinity groups supported by the UW as a way to advance recruitment and retention efforts

Student Veteran Life
Student Veteran Life is a unit founded by student veterans, for student veterans.

The UW ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change is a campus and national resource for best practices in academic leadership development, cultural change and policy transformation, and increasing the advancement and number of women faculty in STEM fields.

Women’s Center
The UW Women’s Center is a catalyst for change. Disrupting cycles of oppression and breaking down gender-based barriers through transformational education programs, leadership development, and advocacy for girls and women.