• 2016 OSDI Orientation

    Every year the OSDI hosts a special orientation for our new students of color and international students. Learn more about this event »

  • Alumni Spotlight: Nikum Pon

    At OSDI we believe it's important to celebrate the achievements of our alumni scholars. Meet Ph. D. alum Nikum Pon!

  • Faculty Spotlight: Geneva Gay

    Say hello to the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion's faculty spotlight, Dr. Geneva Gay – resource in Multicultural Education!

  • OSDI Recruitment Services & Programs

    The Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion provides a diverse student population with support before they are admitted to the College of Education.

  • OSDI Resources & Events

    OSDI graduate staff assistants coordinate resources, programs, events and services offered to students and the College of Education community.

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.

Recruitment Services & Programs

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

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Retention Services & Programs

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
  • Resources
  • Get Involved
  • Allies and Advocates

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