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Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI) Support Resources

Below are lists of on-campus resources for students needing support related to topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion. See here to read about Diversity at the UW and the University of Washington’s Diversity Blueprint 2022 – 2026: Actions toward Access, Inclusion, and Equity

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BIPOC Support Resources 

Counseling Center's Anti-Racism Resources for Black Individuals and Communities

A resource list put together by the Counseling Center to assist Black individuals and communities in practicing self-care and community care.

Graduate Student Equity & Excellence (GSEE)

GSEE provides leadership and advocacy to achieve equitable representation, access, and success for graduate students of color at the University of Washington. 

Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMAD)

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, opportunities, and social and cultural activities.

Q Center Color Mode (QTBIPOC Discussion Group)

Color Mode is a confidential, drop-in group that centers queer, trans, bi, non-binary, and gender non-conforming, Black, Indigenous, and POC experiences.

Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center 

Provides many free educational and cultural opportunities for historically marginalized and underrepresented students.

Disability Resources for Students (DRS) 

The DRS supports and provides disability accommodations to students with either temporary or permanent physical, health, learning, sensory or psychological disabilities. Apply for accommodations here.

The D Center 

Fosters a community of d/Disability and d/Deaf pride, and develops and supports social, cultural and educational programming.

LGBTQ+ Support Resources (The Q Center)

Free, professionally-supported resource, advocacy, and mentoring center for queer students and concerns at the University of Washington. 

Color Mode (QTBIPOC Discussion Group)

Color Mode is a confidential, drop-in group that centers queer, trans, bi, non-binary, and gender non-conforming, Black, Indigenous, and POC experiences.

Drop-In Meetings

Drop-In Meetings with a Q-Center staff member are available for brief one-on-one conversations. 

The Gender Discussion Group

The Gender Discussion Group is a confidential, drop-in group that centers trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming experiences

Q Center Discord

Q Center Discord is a community-accessible discord for UW students to join and use for support, expression, celebration, socializing, and community. 

The Queer Mentoring Program

The Queer Mentoring Program matches UW students (mentees) exploring their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression with queer UW students, staff, faculty, and alumni mentors.

Undocumented Student Support Resources

Provides support services for undocumented students throughout the various stages of their Husky experience. 

Leadership Without Borders (LWB)

The Leadership Without Borders Center (LWB) is devoted to offering resources, support and guidance to undocumented students at the UW.

Office of Graduate Student Equity & Excellence (GSEE) 

The GSEE of the University of Washington Graduate School has compiled information and resources for departments and individuals seeking status (self-identified DREAMers, HB 1079 eligible, and/or DACA approved).

Seattle Campus Resources

Resources available to support undocumented students at the UW including on-campus and off-campus housing, academic counseling, instruction, and more. 

Women’s Support Resources (Alene Moris Women's Center)

Promotes gender equity and social justice through educational programs and services that allow all participants to succeed in life.

Lifelong Learning

Year-round, low-cost SAT and GRE courses that address many common test-prep concerns such as math anxiety, study skills and general test content.

Returning Students

Advising for non-traditional students interested in returning to school after some time away.

Salary Negotiation

The Women’s Center offers workshops every winter and spring quarter on salary negotiation techniques to help reduce the gender pay gap and empower undergraduate students to start their careers with a fair and equitable wage.

Violence Prevention & Gender Equity

The Women’s Center collaborates with student and community-based organizations to host educational forums and resources to encourage all genders to cultivate a more just and equitable society.

Department Affiliated Student Organizations

Arts Diversity Council (ADC)

ADC is a student-run council dedicated to supporting marginalized students pursuing the arts by providing them with a safe and uplifting environment to share their concerns and create on/off-campus community engagement. 

Dance Student Association (DSA)

DSA is a student group dedicated to fostering a supportive dance community at the University of Washington by creating opportunities for peer support and artistic development.