The WAC is one of eight diversity commissions in the Associated Students of the University of Washington, all of which provide programming and advocacy for the constituencies they represent.
American Indian Student Commission: http://aisc.asuw.org/
Asian Student Commission: http://asc.asuw.org/
Black Student Commission: http://bsc.asuw.org/
Queer Student Commission: http://qsc.asuw.org/
La Raza Commission: http://laraza.asuw.org/
Pacific Islander Student Commission: http://pisc.asuw.org/
Student Disability Commission: http://sdc.asuw.org/
Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity
The mission of the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity is to ensure the access and academic success of a diverse student population through the advancement of knowledge, academic excellence, diversity, and the promotion of values, principles, and a climate that enriches the campus experience for all.
Ethnic Cultural Center
The center provides a variety of opportunities for students to enhance their participation in student leadership and organization development. The ECC believes that significant learning takes place outside of the classroom, and their involvement in student organizations contributes significantly to their academic studies; the University community and enhances the recruitment and retention of minority and majority students. The ECC also provides services such as; a graphic designer to assist students with poster development and marketing strategies, a computer tech to maintain a 15 station computer lab and to assist students with technological development, and a video/editing team filming, directing, and producing student group oral histories/videos of events and programs.
We facilitate and enhance a brave, affirming, liberatory, and celebratory environment for students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all sexual and gender orientation, identities, and expressions. The University of Washington Q Center is a fierce primarily student run resource center dedicated to serving anyone with a gender or sexuality: UW students, staff, faculty, alum, and community members. We host and support student groups, put on regular programming events, house a lending library, and amplify student voices on our student blog. Explore our website for more about us or stop by the Husky Union Building, Room 315 Monday-Friday between 10am-7pm.
The University of Washington Women’s Center is a vital place where women and men partner to build a culture of gender equity campus-wide, locally and globally. We provide educational programs, individualized services, skills training, research and community outreach. Women’s rights are human rights. We envision a society where women and men work together to transform social norms so that:
- Everyone has a voice,and everyone matters.
- Women are free to realize and fulfill their potential.
- Equality of access,inclusion and leadership thrive in every aspect of society.
- Violence and oppression against women and children are unacceptable.
- Through education,women and men become agents of social change.
- Our campus climate recognizes and values the unique perspective and significant contribution of female students,faculty and staff.
SARVA is a group of student volunteers committed to putting an end to sexual assault and domestic violence as well as promoting a sex positive culture through peer education. We serve the university community by providing presentations and facilitating discussions about sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.
SARIS is a confidential starting point for students impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking and sexual harassment. SARIS can guide you through the options, resources, and offer support. SARIS meets wtih students who have personally experienced violence or abuse, who are supporting a friend or family member or students wanting information for class projects.
The Counseling Center is staffed by psychologists and mental health counselors who provide developmentally-based counseling, assessment, and crisis intervention services to currently-enrolled UW students.
National Pan-Hellenic Council of the UW (NPHC)
Through their experiences in a sorority, young women are able to develop leadership skills and experience tremendous personal growth while pursuing their academic interests. Sororities host community service events, raise money for local and national charities, and assist each other in maintaining high academic standards. During their time spent at the University of Washington, sorority women develop lifelong friendships, promote positive values and impact the greater community.
American Ethnic Studies (AES)
American Indian Studies (AIS)
Comparative History of Ideas (CHID)
Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies (GWSS)