Diversity and Access

At the Program on the Environment, we cherish diverse perspectives and welcome students from around the globe, from all backgrounds. We are proud of our community of students, alumni, faculty and staff who have joined us from another country, another state, a community college, and right down the road from us.

We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse student body, faculty and staff and we strive to have thoughtful dialogues that challenge, teach and bridge differences, in the classroom and in conversation with each other.

As a program invested in how human interactions influence the environment, we are aware of how important it is to insist on including all voices, so that an array of shared experiences, expertise, perspectives and ideas can work together to create resilient and equitable solutions that protect the health of people and the planet.

Explore the College of the Environment’s diversity efforts and the UW’s ongoing work on diversity, equity, inclusion and access.

Diversity Resources

UW’s Race and Equity Initiative

President Ana Mari Cauce launched the University’s Race and Equity Initiative in 2015 issuing a charge that everyone at the University commit to acknowledging their own biases and contributing to creating an inclusive campus culture and environment.

Below are a few resources pertaining to the advancement of this initiative, that provide further information and ways to contribute to a safer, more welcoming campus.

Additional diversity resources on campus