Here are just a few resources available to students. For more programs, organizations and funding opportunities in the College and across UW, please take a look at our Diversity Resource Guide for students.

College funding opportunities

The College offers two funding opportunities focused on increasing diversity and access:

Yakama Nation Endowed Fund for Student Support

Tom and Arline Hinckley established the Yakama Nation Endowed Fund for Student Support to support the recruitment and retention of prospective and enrolled undergraduate and graduate Yakama Nation tribal members within the College of the Environment, and to deepen the connection between the University of Washington and the Yakama Nation via informal and formal gatherings, exchanges and co-learning.

Support for Diversity-Oriented Meetings

The College supports a range of student organizations that organize and host meetings attended by College of the Environment students where central goals of the meeting include linking science (natural and/or social) to policy or real world application, and advancing diversity and inclusion within the College, the University and relevant STEM fields.

To learn more about both funds, including how to apply, please visit the Scholarships & Funding page.

College of the Environment Diversity Committee

The College of the Environment Diversity Committee reviews diversity needs and efforts at the College and helps develop policies that increase diversity in College students, faculty and staff. To learn more about the Diversity Committee, please visit the Committee’s webpage.

UW resources

University funding opportunities

The College of the Environment encourages students to explore the following programs which provide funding opportunities focused on increasing diversity and access:


Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP)

Each quarter, GO-MAP hosts events that range from mixers to technical workshops. Faculty, community members and students are all invited to these events which support prospective and current graduate students of minority backgrounds.

Admitted prospective graduate students of color are invited to join GO-MAP for Prospective Student Days (PSDs). These events provide the opportunity for prospective students to learn more about the network of support for diverse graduate students on the UW campus, including:

  • Student-led discussion on perspectives of being a diverse graduate student of color
  • Opportunities to receive important information on campus resources from representatives from graduate housing, financial aid, fellowships and other student service offices
  • Opportunities to meet and network with current diverse graduate students, faculty and staff

Please contact GO-MAP for more information and to register.

Graduate & Professional Student Senate (GPSS) Diversity Committee

The GPSS Diversity Committee (DC) promotes the inclusion and involvement of all graduate and professional students at UW-Seattle, and awareness and understanding of the diversity of students in graduate   higher education. The DC also works to incorporate diversity elements into GPSS’s goals and activities. Please visit the GPSS website for more information.


society of scientists dedicated to fostering the success of Hispanic/Chicano and Native American scientists—from college students to professionals—to attain advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in science.


The National Science Foundation (NSF) ADVANCE Program strives to increase the participation of women in academic science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers with funding opportunities for individuals and organizations to help pursue these goals. ADVANCE is a campus and national resource for best practices in academic leadership development and cultural change and policy transformation.

Race & Equity Initiative

The Race & Equity Initiative builds on UW’s longstanding commitment to inclusion and social justice. The Initiative centers on creating an inclusive experience for students, faculty and staff, addresses institutional bias and racism and engages our communities to help us work through our shared challenges for a world of good.

The Race & Equity Initiative’s mission is to seek new ways to support and sustain diversity at the UW, as well as in the local, regional and global communities it serves.

Advice and support

If you find yourself in a conflict with a supervisor or team member, or just have a question about what is appropriate or expected in a given relationship, you may contact any of these free services for confidential advice.

ITHS Research Ethics Consult Service

For questions of authorship, conflicts of interest, attribution and other questions impacting research collaborations. You can email the ITHS service at

UW Ombud

For interpersonal conflicts that could benefit from conciliation, mediation or just coaching you personally through a strategy to address the difficult situation please contact the UW Office of the Ombud.

University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office

For discrimination, retaliation or harassment concerns: UCIRO home page.

Bias Incident, Non-discrimination and Sexual Harassment Resources

The College of the Environment and the UW are committed to protecting the rights and dignity of each individual in the university community.

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