The Graduate School believes that fostering diversity and inclusion in education is a paramount responsibility as we prepare our students to be effective leaders in local and global societies.
Our support and programming is designed to help Black, Latinx, Native American and Pacific Islander* students thrive while at the university and beyond.
GSEE: The Office of Graduate Student Equity & Excellence
GSEE provides leadership and advocacy to achieve equitable representation, access and success for Black, Latinx, Native American and Pacific Islander graduate students at the University of Washington. We take pride in focusing on graduate students across all disciplines and campuses. GSEE.
The Office of Equity and Justice
The UW Graduate School Office of Equity and Justice (OEJ) provides the structural, cultural, and programmatic nuts and bolts that graduate units can rely upon to create and sustain equity for graduate students. Through programming, resources, and tools the OEJ offers support to faculty and staff in order to foster an inclusive space for all students. OEJ works in close partnership with GSEE. While GSEE provides direct to student support, OEJ provides direct to unit changemaking.
Programs & Events
The Graduate School and GSEE host events throughout the year for prospective and current Black, Latinx, Native American and Pacific Islander students to help them connect with folks at UW and beyond.
Diversity Funding Opportunities
The Graduate School and GSEE are committed to supporting Black, Latinx, Native American and Pacific Islander students throughout every aspect of graduate education, including academic, financial, professional, and social support.
UW Diversity Initiatives
At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.
Visit the main UW diversity website
*Federally recognized underrepresented minority populations (Black/African American, American Indian/Alaska Native/Indigenous, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander and Latino/Hispanic). GSEE and OEJ also serve Filipino and Southeast Asian student populations.