The University of Washington’s definition of diversity:
“It is the mission of the University of Washington to break down barriers and
create a path for those who have been systematically excluded throughout
history... Diversity is defined herein as groups or individuals from
historically underrepresented and underserved populations with different
culture or background, including but not limited to, race, socioeconomic
status, ethnicity, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation,
marital status, age, disability, religion, and military status... and
individuals who express multiple minority identities.”
Statement of Goals:
1. Recruit and retain members from diverse communities for our students
(undergraduate and graduate), faculty, and staff
2. Promote access to departmental, campus-wide and external resources that
support diverse communities, both socially and financially
3. Seek out best practices for promoting equality and inclusivity in our
community, classrooms, meetings, and events, both on an institutional and an
4. Seek out best practices for identifying and addressing barriers to equality
and inclusivity in our community, both on an institutional and an interpersonal
5. Collectively participate in the above efforts, recognizing that we are all
responsible for supporting diversity, equality, and inclusivity in our
- The department of statistics has a DEI committee focused on diversity, inclusion, community and equity (DICE). DICE plays an important role in reshaping departmental policy and organizes several initiatives throughout the year including the Blackwell seminar, pre-application review service (PARS), as well as a grant for Diversity-focused conference participation support for Ph.D. students (you need to log in) etc.
DICE is open to every member of the department. You can join the DICE mailing list by clicking join this group on the following page: DICE self-subscribe.
- Statisticians and Biostatsticians of Underrepresented Genders (SBUG)
- Queer Union for (Bio)statistician Inclusion and Community (QUBIC)
- Statistics and Probability Association (SPA; undergraduate statistics organization)
- Additionally, the department offers diversity-focused conference support for PhD students, for details see here.
- In addition, the University of Washington has the following non-exhaustive list of available DEI offices, groups and resources
- The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) works to increase diversity on campus and enrich the collegiate experience of all UW students, faculty, and staff.
- The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, (Kelly ECC) has a wealth of resources and opportunities available to students including student advising, organizational development, personal growth, and referrals to different departments and programs.
- Leadership Without Borders (LWB) works to serve and empower undocumented students at the University of Washington. They also offer quarterly Undocu Ally training for UW staff and faculty to gain awareness and develop an understanding of undocumented students’ experiences.
- UW Diversity Blueprint and the UW Diversity Council
- UWHR DEI gives a list of UW polices on DEI topics.
- wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House, provides a multi-service learning and gathering space for American Indian and Alaska Native students, faculty and staff.
- The Q Center is a student-run resource center dedicated to serving students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all sexual and gender orientations, identities, and expressions.
- Disability Services Office
- DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) Center
- Accessible Technology Services
- Transgender resources for UW employees
- Association of Women in Mathematics (AWM)
- GSEE: Graduate Student Equity & Excellence, provides leadership and advocacy to achieve equitable representation, access and success for graduate students of color at the University of Washington.
- The CIRCLE (Center for International Relations & Cultural Leadership Exchange) offers one-on-one appointments with our Student Success and Well-being Coordinator.
- Out in STEM (oSTEM) - UW - oSTEM is a worldwide organization that focuses on improving the climate for LGBTQ+/Queer-identifying
- Husky Health & Well-Being, all UW Seattle student health services in one place.
- Disability Resources for Students
- Registered student organizations
- Fellowship opportunities
- International Student Focused:
- International Student Services
- FIUTS - FIUTS is a nonprofit organization founded on campus at the University of Washington and focused on promoting international understanding and community.
- Fellowship opportunities (with the green dot)
Staff and Faculty Focused:
- Professional Staff Organization (PSO)
- BIPOC Staff Development Program
- UW Advance, partners with individual faculty department chairs, and UW leadership to create systemic change so that women faculty can equitably join, succeed, and lead in STEM fields. UW ADVANCE serves research, tenured, and tenure-track faculty of all gender identities in our core units.
- UW Affinity groups
- Safe Campus, anonymously discuss safety and well-being concerns for yourself or others.
- The bias reporting tool catalogs information about bias incidents and refers you to relevant campus offices.
- Office of the Ombud offers services to students, staff and faculty.
- University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office (UCIRO)
World Wide Web Resources:
- UW Career Services Center
- The Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Bulletin
- American Mathematical Society (AMS) Careers and Employment
- American Statistical Association (ASA) Career Center (jobs, internships, brochures)
- American Statistical Association (ASA) JobWeb
- Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Careers
- Statistics.com job board
- The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Jobs
- Caucas for Women in Statistics (CWS) Jobs
- Advancing Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) Career Center