Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Statement of Purpose
Water covers about 71% of the earth's surface, at the school of oceanography we are aware that water touches the lives of almost every human being on earth. As oceanographers we must be diligent in our efforts to create and maintain a highly skilled diverse department that reflects the communities we serve locally, nationally and internationally. The School of Oceanography acknowledges that it occupies the ancestral land of the Duwamish Tribe, past and present, and honors the traditional land and water of the Coast Salish Peoples on which we study and work. We also strive to learn about and acknowledge the people whose land and lives are touched by the oceans we study. We are not always perfect in this effort however we aspire to make a difference that is impactful and respectful to those past, present and future generations that inhabit our planet.
An acknowledgment does not take the place of authentic relationships with Indigenous communities. If you are interested in supporting the Duwamish Tribe directly, we suggest visiting Real Rent Duwamish.
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Current Charge from Administration
- Follow through on changes to grad recruitment
- Initiate discussion of good faculty hiring practices
- Work with Faculty Council on mentoring metrics
- Outline a diversity blueprint as part of our self-study
Our efforts are part of efforts at many levels at UW:
- GOMAP: Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program
- GOMAP Student Resources: Supporting graduate students of color at the UW
- SACNAS: Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science
- wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House – Serves as a multi-service learning and gathering space for American Indian and Alaska Native students, faculty and staff, as well as others from various cultures and communities, to come together in a welcoming environment and share knowledge.
- NOIS: Native Organization of Indigenous Scholars
- First Generation Graduate Students - A first-gen graduate student is in the first generation of their family to earn a bachelor’s degree — and is now earning a graduate degree.
- LSAMP: Pacific Northwest Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
- D Center: Fosters a community of d/Disability and d/Deaf pride, and developes and supports social, cultural and educational programming.
- AISES: American Indian Science and Engineering Society UW Chapter
- Undocumented student resources: Provides support services for undocumented students throughout the various stages of their Husky Experience.
- Disability Resources at the UW
- Resources for current UW students
- College of the Environment resources for current students
- Women's Center: Promotes gender equity and social justice through aducational programs adn services that allow all participants to succeed in life.
- The Q Center: LGBTQIA+ space for everyone queer and questioning to seek counseling and community
- Q Resources on and off campus
- Faculty and staff affinity groups.