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Resources: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

How Do I Voice a Concern? 

Find out ways to voice a concern, file a complaint or report and get action, make suggestions and offer solutions at the Department of Dance. 

Contacts & Resources : 

  • Department Chair: Christina
  • Department Student Advisor: Kelly Canaday Director of Student Services and program operations:
  • Arts Diversity Council:
  • Dance Student Association:
  • Department of Dance Diversity Committee: This committee comprised of faculty, staff, and students advises the chair of the department on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Department of Dance. Rotating facilitator. Contact Rachael Lincoln ( with questions and suggestions.
  • Faculty Meeting Student Liaison for Fall 2019:  Zakkir Rahman: 
  • LiveWell Peer Health Educator: Brooke Thimmig. Trained by LiveWell staff to educate peers on various health and wellness topics including: mental health, relationship health, alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, and consent. Email: 

University Resources:

 Arts Diversity Council

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

Facilitated conversations:

 The Ombud serves the entire University of Washington community by providing a collaborative and confidential environment to discuss your situation, consider options, and develop a plan for the future

Microaggressions in the Classroom 

What are microaggressions? What are the type of reactions that people targeted may experience in response to microaggressions? And what are strategies for dealing with microaggressions in your classroom? 

Reporting System for Incidences of Bias: 

If you encounter or suspect incidents of bias, you are encouraged to file a report, which will be reviewed by the UW’s Bias Incident Advisory Committee. Whenever possible, bias reports will be reviewed within two to four business days.

Formal complaints regarding discrimination and retaliation: 

The University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office (UCIRO) investigates complaints that a University employee has violated the University’s non-discrimination and/or non- retaliation policies.

Reporting Sexual Assault/Misconduct

This website provides victims of sexual violence with important online resources that reflect the UW’s commitment to preventing and responding to sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, relationship violence, domestic violence, stalking and sexual harassment. Here you will find ways to get confidential support, how to address safety concerns, where to receive medical care and counseling and information on reporting sexual assault.

Q Center: 

The University of Washington Q Center is a fierce, primarily student run resource center dedicated to serving anyone with or without a gender or sexuality- UW students, staff, faculty, alum, and community members. We host and support student groups, put on regular programming events, house a lending library, and amplify student voices on our Student Blog. The Q center is located at the Husky Union Building, Room 315. 

Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity

University of Washington Diversity Blueprint