For Students


As a unit of the University of Washington’s Graduate School for over 45 years, the Office of Graduate Student Equity & Excellence (GSEE) is committed to serving the needs of underrepresented graduate students of color to enhance equity and graduate student success. GSEE aims to cultivate a culturally and ethnically diverse academic, educational and social environment in which all students can learn and thrive while attending the University of Washington. In working closely with graduate students, faculty, and staff, GSEE strives to strengthen and maintain campus diversity while enhancing academic opportunities for graduate students of color and encouraging scholarship and research that explores cultural diversity.


Office of Public Lectures

The Public Lecture Series, presented by the Graduate School and the UW Alumni Association, consists of meaningful talks that expose and explain transgressions and struggles—both systemic and personal—experienced by too many in our communities today. Speakers include thought leaders from our campuses and around the world who are working to open our eyes to the consequences of prejudice and seeking solutions for change.

Public Lecture Series