It’s about the critical examination of power and privilege. It’s about empowerment. It’s about intersectionality. It’s about you.

The UW Diversity Minor is designed to develop students’ understanding of the complexities of socially constructed identities—race, class, gender, disability, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, religion, and age—and the ways in which they intersect with each other.

In the Diversity Minor Program, students:

  • Get to know themselves more deeply
  • Learn about others in multidimensional contexts
  • Build community across cultural boundaries
  • Acquire empowerment strategies to contribute to positive social change

From our students:

  • “The Diversity Minor has allowed me to ‘think outside the box’ and see the world through different perspectives, stories, and identities. I have taken courses in Disability Studies, Gender Studies (GWSS), American Indian Studies, and American Ethnic Studies. These classes have transformed by education at the UW.” –Christine Ito
  • “I’ve learned about power, privilege, and racial and gender diversity. The minor has been a great part of not only enhancing my education, but also my well-being.” –Pedro Arellano

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