The University of Washington and the College of the Environment are committed to promoting an inclusive environment where people from all backgrounds feel welcome. This is a list of resources that might help navigate the UW system.

Diversity and inclusion

UW President Ana Mari Cauce launched a Race and Equity Initiative in spring 2015 with a challenge that all UW members take personal responsibility for addressing our own biases and improving our university culture.

The 2017-2021 Diversity Blueprint builds on our past successes, acknowledges where additional work is necessary, and helps articulate university-wide efforts to advance a shared path forward.

The UW Graduate School has created a mentoring guide with a lot of tips and resources. It is originally designed for faculty, but it can be also used by postdocs and staff. This guide can be useful when promoting inclusive and welcoming spaces within the College.

In addition, as a way to address entry barriers to graduate education, the UW Graduate School has created a page with information and some resource on holistic admissions.

Conflicts and incidents

If you face any conflict or incident with other faculty and/or staff member, you can contact:

Several centers and organizations promote support networks to promote an inclusive environment as well as personal growth.

Wellness resources

The College of the Environment cares about the well-being of our students, staff, and faculty.

HR and other policies

The UW has created a set of policies to support supervisors and staff with access to uniform information.

Margaret Krueger manages both academic and staff HR across the College. She provides advice and guidance on compensation, recruitment and hiring, classification, promotions and tenure, performance management, layoffs/dismissals, leaves, and merit, and is involved in many special projects and initiatives for the College that involve HR.

Teaching and mentoring

There are many ways to support students’ academic journey:

UW also counts with other funding options for undergraduate and graduate students managed by:

Additional support is available on this campus for underrepresented students in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math). Learn more about these opportunities using our Underrepresented Student Support Table.

Learn more about the cost of a UW education, explore financial aid options and calculate your budget with the UW Office of Student Financial Aid.

Graduate students

Many grad students work as teaching, research or staff assistants (TA/RA/GSA). You can find assistantship opportunities at the College of the Environment Career Resources page, on the UW Employment site, and on Handshake, the UW’s online job and internship search system for students.

Alternative funding can be found through:

UW training

UW offers multiple options to complete required training or programs to advance in your career:


There are multiple support opportunities for research advances:

Additional resources