Campus Resources for Diversity and Inclusion
Here we offer links to campus programs committed to diversity and inclusion across the university community, including staff, students, and faculty in a variety of roles.
UW Funding and Mentorship Opportunities
- Graduate Professional and Student Senate (GPSS) Diversity Funding: Funds for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) and departments working on diversity at UW.
- McNair Program: Prepares first-generation college students and undergraduates from under-represented groups for doctoral study through involvement in research and scholarly activities.
Graduate and Professional Programs
- GSEE (Graduate Student Equity and Excellence): Provides leadership and advocacy to achieve equitable representation, access and success for graduate students of color at the University of Washington.
- Postdoc Diversity Alliance: A community of postdoctoral researchers at the University of Washington with the mission to increase the diversity of research leaders in academics and other industries.
- UW Graduate School's Equity and Justice in Graduate Programs: Provides weekly updated information about the Graduate School's diversity efforts.
- Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity Programs: Develops reciprocal partnerships with students, communities, mentors, and faculty, in order to help students take academic risks, actively engage in their own learning, explore the world and their place in it, and develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their goals.
- Diversity Minor in the College of Arts and Sciences: Offers courses for Diversity Minor and provides links to resources on different aspects of diversity.
- Instructional Center: Promotes the academic achievement, retention and successful graduation of under-represented minority, first-generation college and economically disadvantaged students and to improve their chances of gaining admission to graduate and professional schools.
- Office of Minority Affairs and 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.
- Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center: An inclusive and affirming space that cultivates a transformative student experience.
Additional Resources and Information
- D-Center: A space and community where students can celebrate disability and D/deaf pride and foster community at the UW and beyond.
- Disability Resources for Students: Recognizes disability as an aspect of diversity that is integral to society and to our campus community. DRS serves as a partner in fostering an inclusive and equitable environment for all University of Washington students.
- IDEA Center: Activities and training on intergroup dialogue (a social justice approach that foregrounds societal power relations of domination- subordination and creative possibilities for engaging with and across differences).
- Dream Project Leadership/educational support for high school students: Engages undergrads, pages include teaching resources.
- International Student Services: Advising on visa and immigration, academics, housing, taxes and general student life for international students, funding support for International Students.
- Native Life and Tribal Relations: Seeks to centralize the Native-focused resources available on the University of Washington’s campus in Seattle.
- Office of Research: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: DEI areas of focus for action include inclusive hiring and promotion practices; inclusive communications and messaging; university climate and culture; and identifying funding resources.
- OMAD's DACA FAQ page: Provides information on the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
- UW Diversity Main page: Promotes diversity. Include links to many other diversity-related programs at the UW.
- Q Center: Facilitates a “brave, affirming, liberatory, and celebratory environment for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all sexual and gender orientation, identities, and expressions.”
- UW Race and Equity Initiative: Provides resources and information related to race and equity on campus from across the UW community.
- Women’s Center: Promotes gender equity and social justice on campus and in the larger community.
Funding Opportunities for Students
- American Association of Geographers
- Darrel Hess Community College Scholarship:Two $1,500 scholarships to be awarded to students from community colleges, junior colleges, city colleges, or similar two-year educational institutions who will be transferring as geography majors to four year colleges and universities.
- American Planning Association
- Black and Planning Division Travel Scholarship: A $500 scholarship will be provided to assist travel needs of a deserving applicant. This scholarship will also boost the involvement among students of African American descent at the Conference.
- Latinos and Planning Division Scholarship: The purpose of the LAP scholarship program is to foster increased interest in the study of urban planning within the Latino student population at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels. Two scholarships of $500 will be awarded to be used for fees, books, or academic materials.
- Robert A. Catlin/David W. Long Memorial Fellowship: The goal of the scholarship is to encourage the pursuit and achievement of the growing number of African American graduate students entering the urban planning profession.
- Women and Planning Division DEI Scholarship
- Open Data Science Conference Awards: Offers a limited amount of scholarship passes for free and discounted passes to the ODSC East Conference held annually in May.
UW Listservs for Diversity Resources
- uwdivcal: To promote diversity events on the University of Washington
- gpss_diversity_committee: GPSS Diversity Committee
This list is based on input from geography department members, as well as resources used in recent workshops by the Graduate School’s Office of Equity and Justice.
- Adams, Joy K., Patricia Solis and Jean McKendry. (2013). The Landscape of Diversity in U.S. Higher Education Geography. The Professional Geographer. 65.
- Alderman, D. (2021) On the Disciplinary Achievement Gap: Implications of Social Disparities in NEAP Student Outcomes for Diversity and Decolonization in Geography Education. Journal of Geography. 120(6): 244-248.
- Association of American Geographers (2022) State of Geography Report: Data and Trends in Higher Education.
- Atchison, C., Hawthorne, T., Torres, H., Visaggi, C., Bencivenga, P., Haralson, J., Relyea, D., Jarrett, O. (2022) Designing Inclusive Community-Based Geography Research Experiences Across the Spectrum of Ability, Journal of Geography in Higher Education. 46(4), 541-559.
- Brown, G. (2023) Centering DEI in Cartographic and Primary Source Literacy Instruction. Journal of Map & Geography Libraries
- Bruno, T., and C. Faiver-Serna. 2022. More Reflections on a White Discipline. The Professional Geographer 74 (1):156–161.
- Brunsma, D., Embrik, D., Shin, J. (2017) Graduate Students of Color: Race, Racism, and Mentoring in White Academia. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. 3(1): 1-13.
- Desnoyers-Colas, E. (2019) Talking Loud, Saying Nothing. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 8(4): 100-105.
- Faria, C., B. Falola, J. Henderson, and R. Maria Torres. 2019. A Long Way to Go: Collective Paths to Racial Justice in Geography. The Professional Geographer 71 (2):364–376.
- Franklin, R. S., V. Houlden, C. Robinson, D. Arribas-Bel, E. C. Delmelle, U. Demšar, H. J. Miller, and D. O’Sullivan. 2021. Who Counts? Gender, Gatekeeping, and Quantitative Human Geography. The Professional Geographer 73 (1):48–61.
- Jordan, D., Shortridge, A., Darden, J. (2022) Exploring Persistent Racial and Ethnic Representation Disparity in U.S. Geography Doctoral Programs: The Disciplinary Underrepresentation Gap. The Professional Geographer. 74(2), 193-220.
- Kobayashi, A., Lawson, V., Sanders, R. (2013). A Commentary on the Whitening of the Public University: The Context for Diversifying Geography. The Professional Geographer. 65.
- Knight, J. (2018) Decolonizing and transforming the Geography undergraduate curriculum in South Africa. South African Geographical Journal. 100 (3), 271-290.
- Pulido, L. (2002). Reflections on a White Discipline. The Professional Geographer. 54, 42-49.
- Müller, M. 2021. Worlding geography: From linguistic privilege to decolonial anywheres. Progress in Human Geography 45 (6):1440–1466.
- Oswin, N. 2020. An other geography. Dialogues in Human Geography 10 (1):9–18.
- Powell, J., Kelly, A. (2017) Accomplices in the Academy in the Age of Black Lives Matter. Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis. 6(2): 42-65.
- Radcliffe, S. A. 2017. Decolonising geographical knowledges. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 42 (3):329–333.
- Sanders, R. (2006). Social Justice and Women of Color in Geography: Philosophical musings, trying again. Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography. 13, 49-55.
- Schurr, C., Müller, M., Imhof, N. (2020) Who Makes Geographical Knowledge? The Gender of Geography’s Gatekeepers. The Professional Geographer. 72(3): 317-331.
- Solis, Patricia, Joy K. Adams, Leslie A. Duram, Susan Hume, Al Kuslikis, Victoria Lawson, Ines M. Miyares, David A. Padgett and Alexander Ramirez. (2013). Diverse Experiences in Diversity at the Geography Department Scale. The Professional Geographer. 65.
- Suyemoto, K., Hochman, A., Donovan, R., Roemer, L. (2020) Becoming and Fostering Allies Through Authentic Relationships. Research in Human Development 18.
- Torres, Rebecca Maria and Melissa Wicks-Asbun. (2013). Undocumented Students’ Narratives of Liminal Citizenship: High Aspirations, Exclusion, and “In-Between” Identities. The Professional Geographer. 65.
- Williams, A., Bryant, Z., Carvell, C. (2019) Uncompensated Emotional Labor, Racial Battle Fatigue, and (In)Civility in Digital Spaces. Sociology Compass. 13. 1-12
Other Resources on Race and Inclusion
The resources provided here reflect the diversity we experience beyond the confines of our academic environment, and are geared towards engendering greater cohesion and inclusion within a broader sphere of living.
- “9 Tips for Hosting a Racial Equity Gathering”
- Kellogg Leadership Alliance Racial Equity Initiative
- Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation
- The Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project
- The Center for Social Inclusion
- The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
- The Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI)
- Facing Race Conference 2014
- This conference happens every other year.
- White Privilege Conference
- This conference happens annually.
- World Trust – Social Impact Through Film & Dialogue
- Seattle Urban Debate
- MAVIN Foundation
- Provides educational resources on mixed heritage experiences.
- Seattle Race Conference
- Seattle SRHM-Diversity and Inclusion
- Families of Color Seattle