Supporting the Husky community

The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) commits to co-creating an environment where faculty, staff, and students can, as a community, achieve new dimensions of positive change. With this in mind, CAS’s leadership aims to support dialogue, reciprocal partnerships, and care in our classrooms, in our on-campus and off-campus communities, and ultimately our lives. Arts & Sciences offers various educational, cultural and wellness resources to nurture equity, justice, and inclusion in the College.

Academic and learning resources

  • Academic counseling services in the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity (OMA&D) offers one-to-one advising and academic assistance to UW students, particularly those from low-income families and underrepresented backgrounds, as well as students who will be the first in their family to graduate from a four-year college.

  • The Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) is home to thirteen programs, each of which connects UW undergraduates to expand and enrich their learning through research, service learning, volunteering, or leadership.

    • CLUE is a welcoming, inclusive space for students to connect, ask questions about various subjects, prepare for exams, and have support on homework.
  • Diversity courses strengthen students’ understanding of how race, class, gender, disability, nationality, sexuality, religion and age interact to define identities and social relations.

  • The Expository Writing Program offers various writing courses designed to help students meet a shared set of outcomes, with an emphasis on resources for historically underserved students. 


  • The Instructional Center provides academic and tutoring support to students affiliated with Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity programs.

  • The Language Learning Center provides interactive multimedia and computing resources to facilitate authentic language and cultural learning.

  • The Odegaard Writing and Research Center (OWRC)  provides a friendly, non-judgmental and supportive environment for English language learners, international students and multilingual writers.

  • The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity provides a suite of STEM resources — from advising to career and graduate school preparation — for underrepresented minority, low-income and first-generation students pursuing majors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


  • Undergraduate Academic Affairs advances and deepens undergraduate education at the University of Washington.

  • The Undergraduate Research Program facilitates research experiences for undergraduates with UW faculty members across the University. 

    The College also offers the Pre-Major in Astronomy Program (Pre-MAP) for UW students without experience in programming or scientific research who are interested in math and science. Pre-MAP is for students traditionally underrepresented in astronomy — women, Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, Pacific Islanders, low-income or first-generation college students.

  • UW Study Abroad envisions the UW as a global community where academic endeavors take place in a context larger than our campus.

Career and postgraduate resources

  • The Career & Internship Center empowers students to discover and pursue a path to a fulfilling career to make a mark on the world.

  • GSEE (formerly GO-MAP) works with graduate students, staff, faculty, and campus leadership to develop initiatives that strengthen graduate diversity, enhance academic opportunities, and encourage and support research exploring cultural diversity.

  • EIP is designed to enhance the probability of undergraduate student’s finding financial resources for, and being admitted into graduate school programs.

Community and cultural resources

  • The LiveWell Center raises awareness, promotes community and accountability, and teaches life-long practices for health and well-being.

  • Student organizations at the UW offer leadership, professional development and community engagement opportunities for students of all interests.

  • The Center for International Relations & Cultural Leadership Exchange (CIRCLE) is the UW’s primary portal to resources, community and activities that help international and domestic students maximize their Husky Experience together.

  • The Q Center facilitates and enhances a brave, affirming, liberatory and celebratory environment for students, faculty staff and alumni of all sexual and gender orientations, identities and expressions.

  • The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (Kelly EEC) offers resources and opportunities for students, including advising, organizational development, personal growth and referrals to other departments and programs.

  • The UW’s undocumented student resources support undocumented students of all ethnicities and nationalities throughout the various stages of their Husky Experience.

  • The Alene Moris Women’s Center promotes gender equity and social justice through educational programs and services that allow all participants to succeed in life.

  • Intellectual House is 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.

  • The University of Washington 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 Banks Center for Educational Justice at the University of Washington is a central location for partnerships, program development, and collaborative research with educational settings that seek to center and sustain Native, Black, Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islander young people and communities across multiple intersections with gender, disability, language, land, migration, class, and more.

  • Community Engagement and Leadership Education Center programs are centered around the areas of community-engaged learning, democratic engagement, leadership education, preK-12 student success and place-based initiatives.

  • The ASUW Queer Student Commission is one of several diversity commissions under the ASUW, our student government here on campus. We’re a student-run organization, aiming to empower the LGBTQ+ community at the university.

Disability resources

  • The Disability and D/deaf Cultural Center (D Center) is a space where students can study, organize, rest and attend events and programs focusing on supporting and celebrating disability and D/deaf communities at the UW and beyond.

  • Disability Resources for Students (DRS) serves approximately 1,700 students with either temporary or permanent physical, health, learning, sensory or psychological disabilities. Staff work with admitted students to ensure equal access to UW academic programs and services.

    • DSO provides leadership to the University community in achieving employment and educational access for individuals with disabilities.

Mental Health Resources

  • UW Seattle offers a wide range of health and wellness services, from exceptional medical care and counseling services to recreation classes, safety resources, peer health advocacy, trainings and more.

  • Husky Health and Well-being provides a variety of resources and mental health services.

  • UW Student Counseling Center provides a safe, inclusive environment to help students explore the challenges of life and learning.

    • Let’s Talk is a program that connects UW students both virtually and in person with support from experienced mental health counselors from the Counseling Center without an appointment.
  • SafeCampus is the University of Washington’s violence-prevention and response Program. We support students, staff, faculty and community members in preventing violence.

Pronouns/Gender Identity/Names

  • Ways of supporting UW students, staff and faculty of different gender identities.

    •  Identity.UW provides tools to set and display pronouns in UW systems such as Canvas, MyUW, MyUW class list, and Zoom.
  • The Office of the Registrar has information on how to update gender identity, preferred names, pronouns, etc.