The School of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences (SAFS) values the strengths and professional experience that students, faculty, and staff bring to our community. We are committed to providing an excellent education to all of our students, regardless of their race, gender, class, nationality, physical ability, religion, age, or sexual orientation. We are proud of the different roles that our students, staff, and faculty play in the community of the School and the College of the Environment. We also recognize that science is richer, and the SAFS community is more vibrant when a diverse group of people participate in research.
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We are excited to announce the SAFS Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) and Community Service Recognition Award
SAFS Equity & Inclusion Committee (SAFS EI) is committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable environment within the SAFS community. The committee is composed of ten members of the SAFS community-at-large, who represent all peer groups (students, post-docs, staff, and faculty). Committee members collaborate with the community to act in an advisory capacity to the SAFS leadership.
SAFS 360 is a working group tasked with creating formal policy and procedures supporting community conduct that maintains a safe and inclusive environment, builds trust amongst our community members, encourages creativity and expression, and treats all with professionalism and dignity.
The SAFS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Plan 2018-2021 focuses on the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion and is created with the purpose of better serving the members of the SAFS community in accomplishing our DEI goals. This plan establishes a foundation to guide our strategies and action items.
Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity The Center for Evaluation & Research for STEM Equity (CERSE) focuses on conducting high quality program evaluation and research to improve equity and broaden representation in STEM fields, with a focus on higher education.
The D Center is UW’s Disability and d/Deaf Cultural center, recently relocated to the Husky Union Building – Room 327, where students can study, organize, rest, or hang out with fellow students and other community members.
Diversity Research Centers & Institutes The broader UW community conducts research on the benefits of cultural diversity, as well as its challenges. This generates new knowledge that has economic, social and cultural impacts, on both local and global scales.
Handbook of Best Practices for Faculty Searches
This document is meant to serve as a concise Handbook of Best Practices for hiring and retaining a diverse and inclusive faculty across the three campuses of the University of Washington, and thus it is meant to assist the university in meeting its goals of promoting equal opportunity and of enhancing excellence through diversity.
wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House:
wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House is a longhouse-style facility on the UW Seattle campus. It provides a multi-service learning and gathering space for American Indian and Alaska Native students, faculty and staff, as well as others from various cultures and communities to come together in a welcoming environment to share knowledge.
Leadership Without Borders:
Leadership Without Borders (LWB) works to serve and empower undocumented students at the University of Washington.
Native Life and Tribal Relations
The purpose of this web site is to centralize the Native-focused resources available on the University of Washington’s campus in Seattle.
The University of Washington Q Center is a primarily student run resource center dedicated to serving anyone with or without a gender or sexuality – UW students, staff, faculty, alum, and community members.
Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center:
The Kelly ECC has a wealth of resources and opportunities available to students including student advising, organizational development, personal growth, and referrals to different departments and programs.
Social Groups at UW
A list of affinity groups supported by the UW as a way to advance recruitment and retention efforts
Staff Diversity Hiring Toolkit
This toolkit is intended to be one of many resources to consult to increase outreach efforts towards recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce
Student Veteran Life:
Student Veteran Life is a unit founded by student veterans, for student veterans.
The UW ADVANCE Center for Institutional Change is a campus and national resource for best practices in academic leadership development, cultural change and policy transformation, and increasing the advancement and number of women faculty in STEM fields.
The UW Women’s Center is a catalyst for change. We disrupt cycles of oppression and break down gender-based barriers through transformational education programs, leadership development, and advocacy for girls and womxn
DEI Action Items
List of crowd-sourced issues/suggestions for DEI work to be done in SAFS
Survey on Education and Community Building
The goal of this survey is to ask the SAFS Community topics of interest about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) related to education, research and work at the School, preferred formats of events, and opportunities for engagement.