The main goal of the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is to support the academic success of our students by the integration of the principles of equity and inclusion in our programs and activities.

The University of Washington and the College of the Environment are committed to making sure you have access to the resources you need to make the most of your student experience. Explore Diversity & Inclusion, Academic Support, Scholarships & Funding, and Career Opportunities- Resources to search for support, opportunities, and communities you can be part of.

Diversity and inclusion

Conflicts and incidents

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

UW centers and organizations

Several centers and organizations promote support networks that allow students to experience personal growth, meet new friends, share common interests with other students, faculty, and staff.

Peer support groups

There are multiple student groups within the College of the Environment. In addition, you can join the College of the Environment Interdisciplinary Mentoring Program, an interdisciplinary mentorship opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to make connections and build community within the College.

For a full list of student groups on campus, visit the Registered Student Organization Directory.

Some other groups are:

Wellness resources

There are multiple resources to support you as an individual, no matter what you need is:

International and ESL student resources

Academic support

The College of the Environment advisors are here to support you in all aspects of well-being. They can show you how to access college, campus, and community-based resources to navigate challenges and discover new opportunities.

In addition, the Educational Opportunity Program, located in Advising Counseling Services, is a division of the Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity that promotes academic success and graduation for under-represented ethnic minority, economically disadvantaged, and first-generation college students at the University of Washington.

Scholarships and funding

There are many ways to pay for tuition and college expenses that don’t come out of your pocket:

Additional funding opportunities are offered through Washington Sea Grant.

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:

Study abroad

For those interested in studying abroad, the Study Abroad Office and the UW Office of Global Affairs facilitate safe and successful international travel for UW faculty, staff, and students.

Career opportunities

The College of the Environment supports the career search process for students and alumni by offering a Career Opportunities blog where new opportunities for internships, full-time, and part-time jobs are posted every week.
Do not forget to look at the Environmental Career Fair and the UW Career & Internship Center for other opportunities.
The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center, UW Jumpstart Program, UW Pipeline Project, UW Dream Project offer different service-learning opportunities.