IDEAS Student Resources
iSchool students have access to a range of events, programs, and support offered by the IDEAS Programs Advisor. In addition, prospective and international students can discover funding resources for underrepresented groups. Students, staff, and faculty are also encouraged to explore community resources and learn more about key diversity initiatives at the iSchool and across the UW:
The GSEE sponsors educational and social events throughout the year that help students connect with faculty, alumni and other students. While many GSEE events and programming are geared toward underrepresented minority graduate students, they are open to all University of Washington graduate students.
The University of Washington Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) works to increase diversity on campus and enrich the collegiate experience of all UW students, faculty, and staff.
President Ana Mari Cauce launched a Race and Equity Initiative in the spring of 2015, challenging all of us — students, faculty, staff and university leadership — to take responsibility for addressing our own biases and improving our university culture. The UW REI site shows different ways in which these issues are being addressed with increased funding, and a blog to inform of what is happening on and around campus.
The 2022-2026 Diversity Blueprint provides a set of high-level, aspirational goals. The goals outline an overarching framework to support academic and administrative units to design action plans that are appropriate to meet their unit needs.
At the iSchool, student groups are dedicated to promoting diversity. For some groups, diversity is the driving mission; for the rest, it's a key component in their overall efforts to serve students.
Association of Information Management Students: AIMS
iEquality provides a safe space for students from ALL identities to engage in dialogue and action around issues of oppression. Join iEquality on Facebook.
iQueeries is an organization supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, asexual, queer, and supportive ally students in the Information School. Join iQueeries on Facebook.
iWorld is a forum for student and faculty conversations about library and information topics from an international perspective as well as the cultural and diversity issues important to the U.S. community of information professionals. Join iWorld on Facebook.
Student User Development Organization (SUDO)
Visit their website.
Students of Color in Library and Information Science at UW (SOCLIS)
This organization is open to all MLIS students, including students of color and student allies who want to advance equity and inclusion in librarianship. Follow SOCLIS on Instagram or join SOCLIS on Facebook.