Diversity at the University of Washington

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.


Diversity Graduation Requirement Approved

A long-time student-led effort to pass a diversity course requirement for all University of Washington undergraduates came to fruition on May 24. The three-credit requirement is aimed to help students understand increasingly diverse cultures and complex societies. Learn more.

Explore Diversity

World Changing Research

World Changing Research

UW faculty conduct research on the benefits of cultural diversity, as well as its challenges. This generates new knowledge that has economic, social and cultural impacts, on both local and global scales. Learn more

Learning About Difference

Learning About Difference

The study of diversity fosters an understanding of cultural traditions, histories and influences. It sharpens critical and analytic thinking, explores sources of inequality in society and encourages a vibrant intellectual community free of bias and prejudice. Learn more

Making Change

Making Change, Transforming Lives

Students, faculty and staff strive to improve the well-being of our communities by mobilizing our collective capacities so that we can better the world around us. Learn more

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