UW Graduate School

Equity & Justice in Graduate Programs

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Fostering diversity and inclusion in graduate education is a paramount responsibility as we prepare our graduate students to be effective leaders in local and global societies.

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The Graduate School of the University of Washington advances a culture of excellence, inclusion, and equity by reexamining our policies and procedures; partnering with graduate programs to advance their own equity, inclusion, and diversity goals and activities; supporting BIPOC students and postdoctoral scholars; and operationalizing our commitment to equity and justice in graduate education. 

We embrace our collective responsibility with faculty, staff, students, and administrators across the Bothell, Tacoma and Seattle campuses to transform individual and institutional barriers of exclusion such as racism, cissexism, sexism, heterosexism, ableism, classism and unexamined privilege.  

We commit to partner with the University and broader community to be boundless in advancing a culture of welcome, reflection, dialogue, and equity in our meetings, classrooms, workspaces, labs as well as our research, scholarship mentorship and recruitment efforts.  

Through robust and effective analyses and implementation of the best-practices of DEI theories, practices, and data, as well as engagement in difficult dialogues steeped in history, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religion, national origin, race, and ethnicity, the Graduate School equips students, staff and faculty to live and promote equity and justice as we build a vibrant and inclusive community of excellence.