The Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion is here to serve you... remotely!
OSDI continues to offer its services during the 2020-2021 school year to both current and prospective students. If you need support of any kind, we want to help. You can connect with our Graduate Staff Assistants, Palmy, Tsewone, and Juan Carlos, by sending an email to OSDI@uw.edu. We are available to connect via Zoom, by phone, and email. As we prepare to serve you in the upcoming Winter quarter, we are exploring the best ways to offer programming safely. We welcome any suggestions you may have and look forward to hearing from you. Stay safe Huskies!
The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion (OSDI) is the new name for the office formerly known as the Office of Minority Recruitment and Retention. The OSDI receives a proud legacy of work focused on building and sustaining a supportive community in which diverse beliefs, perspectives, and values have enhanced the entire College of Education community for more than 10 years.
Today, the mission of the OSDI is to create social, educational, and professional spaces and networks of UW College of Education students of color, international students, students from other underrepresented groups, and allies to build community, access one another as resources and support systems, and share conversations about diversity and inclusion in education. Furthermore, the OSDI also remains committed to providing leadership and support for the development of diversity and inclusion in all aspects of teaching, research, service, scholarship and learning. We strive to create a diverse community of students who are our future leaders, thinkers, researchers, educators, and decision-makers.
Staff Office Hours:
Palmy Silarat - Thursday 3-5pm & Friday 11am-1pm By Appointment >> Zoom Link
Tsewone Melaku - Tuesday 11am-1pm & Wednesday 12:30-2:30pm, By Appointment >> Zoom Link
Juan-Carlos Gomez - Monday & Tuesday 3-5pm and by Appointment >> Zoom Link
The OSDI represents the College of Education’s commitment to diversity and access to higher education. We do this by connecting prospective students to information, faculty, staff, and most importantly current students, so that they may begin to foster an educational and social environment and support system. Our office provides support services and events to assist all students to successfully apply to graduate school, transition to graduate life and become leaders in their communities and fields.
- Application Bootcamp
- 1-on-1 Services
- Prospective Student Days
- Diversity Ambassadors
- Next-Generation Mentorship Program
The OSDI offers comprehensive support from start to finish of your educational journey at the College of Education. We do this by building meaningful relationships with and among students through intentional programming and advising. Our office understands the holistic experience of graduate education, particularly for the students we serve. We work to address the concerns and needs of our students as well as celebrate their successes at each milestone, no matter the magnitude.
- Professional Development Opportunities
- Community Engagement
- Get Involved
- Allies and Advocates