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 
interpersonal level

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 


Departmental Resources:


Student Focused:

Staff and Faculty Focused:


World Wide Web Resources: