- Safe Campus
Safe Campus is the University of Washington’s violence-prevention and response Program. They support students, staff, faculty and community members in preventing violence.
Safe Campus is a primary resource to consider if you have questions about harassment. If you have been harassed, or if someone shares with you that they have been harassed, Safe Campus is a way to connect to resources and confidential advocates.
- Title IX Office
Title IX, Title VII, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Washington State law, and University of Washington policy collectively prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, pregnant or parenting status, and LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) identity.
- Office of the Ombud
The Office of the Ombud serves the UW community by providing high quality, client-focused services for preventing, managing, navigating and resolving conflict at the UW. We act as thought-partners with clients to assist them in navigating any issue to do with their lives at the UW. Through active participation in the problem-solving process, clients develop the ability to prevent, manage, and resolve future conflicts.
- UW Mental Health Resources
UW students have access to a range of mental health and counseling support, including individual counseling, group therapy, workshops and crisis services. In an emergency, always call 911.
- UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity
The UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMAD) creates pathways for diverse populations to access postsecondary opportunities, nurture and support their academic success, and cultivate a campus climate that enriches the educational experience for all.
- UW DO-IT
The DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center is dedicated to empowering people with disabilities through technology and education. It promotes awareness and accessibility—in both the classroom and the workplace—to maximize the potential of individuals with disabilities and make our communities more vibrant, diverse, and inclusive.
- UW Race and Equity Initiative
- UW Diversity Blueprint
- Diversity Related Resources for Faculty and Staff at UW
- Equity Focus
UW’s hub for stories highlighting diversity and equity
- UW Board of Regents Diversity Statement
- Transgender Resources
- UW CareLink
UW CareLink connects you with experts who help you or your family members navigate life’s challenges. You get free, confidential access to guidance consultants who provide: Counseling, Legal advice, Financial guidance, Eldercare assistance, Work-Life solutions, Consultation for managers, and Critical and traumatic incident response services.
Resources Based on Committee Workshops
- Myron Anderson, Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, UT San Antonio
- Patricia Zagallo and Leah Spence, UW TRIO
- Ashley Davis, University of Washington, Office of the Ombud
Primary Literature and Reports
- Team-Up Report, AIP, 2020: The Time is Now: Systemic Changes to Increase African Americans with Bachelor’s Degrees in Physics and Astronomy. Report from the American Institute of Physics TEAM-UP group, culminating in a list of recommendations for individual faculty, departments, or professional societies.
- Diversity and Inclusion in STEMM Collection from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
- Reducing achievement gaps in undergraduate general chemistry could lift underrepresented students into a “hyperpersistent zone”, Science Advances, 2020.
- The Diversity-Innovation Paradox in Science, PNAS, 2020.
- Bait and Switch: Representation, Climate, and Tensions of Diversity Work in Graduate Education, The Review of Higher Education, 2019.
Resources for Writing Diversity Statements
- Developing and Writing a Diversity Statement, Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching
- The Effective Diversity Statement, Inside Higher Education 2016