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 of the Environment resources

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.

At any time, proposals for up to $3,000 may be made by tribal members who are registered, or matriculated, students in the College of the Environment.

Quarterly, proposals for up to $1,500 specifically addressing recruitment, retention and/or deepening of connection between the College and the Yakama may be made by tribal members, College of the Environment students, staff and/or faculty.

For more information, including how to apply, please visit the Yakama Nation Endowed Fund for Student Support webpage.

Support for diversity-oriented meetings

The College of the Environment supports a range of student organizations that organize and host meetings attended by UW 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.

In your request for funding, please clearly explain how the meeting relates to College of the Environment students and/or priorities. Requests are more likely to be funded if they demonstrate involvement of: current or prospective UW Environment students, interdisciplinary environmental science or studies and the advancement of diversity/inclusion. Please also include a detailed budget with the total amount requested from UW Environment and the amount(s) received/requested/anticipated from all other sources.

If you receive funding from the College, you will be required to submit a brief report after the meeting that documents total costs, including what specifically UW Environment’s support was used for; the total number of people attending, including the number of UW Environment students involved; and a description of how UW Environment students were involved in the meeting and how diversity/inclusion was advanced within the College, University or STEM field.

Support typically ranges from $300 to $1000. Please submit requests to: coenvaa@uw.edu.

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.

University resources

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 rsbcore@uw.edu.

UW Ombudsman

For interpersonal conflicts that could benefit from conciliation, mediation or just coaching you personally through a strategy to address the difficult situation. You can email the ombudsman service at ombuds@uw.edu.

University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office

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

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.

Event Highlights

All GO-MAP events »

Prospective Student Days

Admitted prospective graduate students of color are invited to join us for Prospective Student Days (PSDs). This event provides 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 visit GO-MAP’s website for more information and to register.

Graduate and 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.

Funding and fellowship

The College of the Environment encourages students to get involved with the:

Organizations

SACNAS is a 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.

UW ADVANCE: 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.