The Office of Student Diversity & Inclusion is here to serve you, both in-person and remotely! 

OSDI continues to offer its services during the 2021-22 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 Waleed, by sending an email to We are available to connect via Zoom, by phone, and email. 

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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.

Important: OSDI has modified our office hours to ensure we can continue to foster community in virtual times. Throughout the time that we remain virtual according to the University’s guidelines, we will hold our weekly office hours but require appointments to meet. Please check out our office hours below and scheduling links here: Palmy, Waleed, Tsewone.

Staff Office Hours

Palmy: Monday 12pm - 4pm, Tuesday 2pm - 4pm, Wednesday 12pm - 2pm, Thursday 11am - 2pm ; Waleed: Monday 12pm - 3pm, Tuesday 11am to 1pm, Wednesday 11am - 2pm, Thursday 12pm - 3pm; Tsewone: Monday 12pm - 2pm, Tuesday 11am - 2pm, Wednesday 3pm - 6pm,  Thursday 1pm - 4pm

Palmy: Monday 1pm - 4pm, Tuesday 11am - 2.30pm, Wednesday 11pm - 3pm, Thursday 1.30pm - 2.30pm

Waleed: Monday 11am - 2pm, Tuesday 12pm to 3pm, Wednesday 12pm - 3pm, Thursday 12pm - 3pm

Tsewone: Monday 12pm - 2pm, Tuesday 11am - 2pm, Wednesday 12pm - 3pm,  Thursday 11am - 2pm

Staff Drop-In Hours

Palmy: Monday 3-4pm, Tuesday 11-12am

Waleed: Monday 11am-noon, Thursday 1-2pm

Tsewone: Monday noon-1pm, Tuesday noon-1pm

Yiming: Thursday 2-3pm

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
  • Next-Generation Mentorship Program

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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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