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At the OSDI , bringing people together in a supportive and nurturing space is at the core of build community among our diverse community. We have a series of events throughout the year that include quarterly student potlucks, weekly coffee hour gatherings, and informational luncheons.

Professional Development Opportunities

Looking for professional development? The OSDI hosts quarterly workshops on various issues and topics. 

Take a look at the events calendars for upcoming workshop opportunities!
Some of our previous workshops/programs have included:

  • Micro-aggressions workshop
  • Walking the Walk: Discussing Race in Education
  • Graduate Student Writing workshop
  • Safe Zone Training

In addition to our events, the Office of Student Services hosts a multitude of professional development events throughout the year. Check out the Professional Development Blog to find out more!

Community Engagement

Throughout the academic year, the OSDI hosts a number of social events to foster community building:

  • Kick off BBQ
  • Coffee Tuesday
  • Quarterly OSDI Potlucks
  • Game Day at the Husky Union Building
  • The Color Run
  • OSDI Graduation

Diversity Ambassadors

In an effort to recruit and retain students of color and students from other underrepresented groups, Diversity Ambassadors, a corps of current Education graduate student volunteers, assist current students at the UW COE and prospective students who are considering academic studies at the College of Education. Our ambassadors look forward to sharing their perspectives about the different areas and degrees in the College of Education, student opportunities, experiences and resources, and living in Seattle.

Diversity Ambassadors are happy to answer your questions or steer you to other College of Education or campus resources. This year we have a fabulous team of DAs who you can meet here

If you are interested in becoming a member of this wonderful and diverse DA community, please contact us.

Allies and Advocates

The OSDI staff is here to support all diverse student populations and their allies (students of color, international students, LGBTQ, 1st generation graduate students, parents, etc). 

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