Call for Student Artists!

Calling all (student) artists!

Check out this opportunity to develop your work with one of Seattle’s rad, QTPOC teaching artists, Moonyeka, and share your gifts in a Qolors showcase!

Lavish is a multi-arts showcase opportunity centering Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPoC). We will provide a platform for UW students to receive mentorship (by way of building a sustained relationship with a teaching artist) and community building among QTPoCs and artists. There are many ways to participate in the showcase. Opportunities include (but are not limited to) emcees/MC, deejays/DJ, performance artists, fine artists, spoken word, poetry, musicians, dramaturge, stage managers, community organizers, and more.

For more information, or to express interest in participating, please visit

Student’s Serving Washington Awards

Student’s Serving Washington Awards: Campus Compact

The Students Serving Washington Awards (SSWA) is a program brought to you by Washington Campus Compact, which aims to recognize and reward the work of outstanding Washington higher education students who are engaged in addressing and solving critical ecological, economic, and social issues in our communities, nation, and world.

In identifying and sharing these inspirational and impactful stories, SSWA seeks to recognize these outstanding civic leaders and engage the broader community in supporting students who apply their knowledge, skills, leadership, and compassion to solve critical community and global issues.

Our objectives of this Awards program include:

  • Awarding outstanding student service leaders to encourage their continued leadership in working to solve critical community challenges
  • Awarding seed grants to student social entrepreneurs to bring to life their proposed innovative solutions to critical issues in Washington
  • Educating students, higher education institutions, nonprofits, policy-makers, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders about the transformational impact of meaningful, high quality service, service-learning, and student engagement

Applications Due March 27th:

One Heart Source Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

One Heart Source is currently accepting applications for our 2017 Experiential Learning Programs in Cape Town, South Africa. We are offering a variety of 1, 2, and 4-week volunteer programs and internships next summer.

As an OHS Volunteer/Intern you will:

  • Gain international experience for graduate school and employment.
  • Develop skills in international communication, mentorship and community outreach.
  • Mentor students to achieve academic growth and cultivate lasting relationships.
  • Immerse yourself in local communities and broaden your global perspective.
  • Collaborate with groups of university students from around the world.

Apply here for our Volunteer Programs: 2017 Application
Next Application Deadline: March 3, 2017
Learn more about our Programs here.

Teach For America Deadline – March 3

Are you interested in challenging yourself in an impact-driven career? Putting your talents to work to disrupt inequity and create opportunity? Joining a powerful network of 50,000 alumni from all backgrounds and sectors?
By joining Teach For America (2-minute clip), you will be part of a diverse force taking on the fight of our time. Check out some of the inspiring ways our alumni are leading across business, education, tech, law, and more. Forbes recently released their 30 under 30 list for 2017 and 9 of our alumni are on it—including a UW husky!
What will your path look like? Apply to the corps today. (Open to Juniors and Seniors)
We also have amazing internship opportunities you can check out here.

NEXT Application Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017 (Last application for seniors!)

Need more info? Schedule a chat with UW’s very own TFA representative Katey Thomson. (Los Angeles ’14)

All majors accepted. Full salary and benefits. Federal student loans deferred. 50,000+ alumni network.

One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

Open to all U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, and DACA recipients.

UW’s position on hateful flyers, graffiti | Faculty & Staff

Hateful flyers or graffiti should be reported to the UW’s bias reporting tool, which helps the University better track these incidents for investigation. When allegations of hate crimes are reported to the UWPD, their protocol includes sharing that information with the FBI. The FBI considers hate crimes to be the highest priority of its Civil Rights Program and works closely with state and local law enforcement to track and investigate them.

Source: UW’s position on hateful flyers, graffiti | Faculty & Staff

Unite UW Spring Applications are open!

Unite UW, Portal to the World

Find your community, broaden your horizon! Unite UW is now accepting applications for spring quarter. Student Life’s Unite UW is an on campus cultural and personal exchange program that connects domestic students with exchange/international students. This is one quarter commitment. Student groups meet once or twice a week for 7 weeks. Activities on tap for spring quarter: resource fair, culture bean talk, language exchange, Tulip Town trip, game at Gas works AND a weekend retreat at Pack Forest. We provide a structure plus food, lodging and transportation. You gain friendships, community, resource, first-hand cultural experience, as well as benefits from Unite UW’s Alumni network for future social, leadership and career opportunities.

To learn more and apply by March 10th at

Like Unite UW on Facebook, to check out photos from our winter retreat and other adventures.

Updated: Q Center Town Halls

Please note the change in time and location for our upcoming town halls!

Join us for an open discussion of policies, resources, and current initiatives. The town hall is a 3-part series with a new topic each meeting. Each meeting will take place in the Q Center from 4:30 – 5:30 PM.

Remaining Sessions:

March 1: Health & Wellness on Campus and in the Community

March 8: Impact of Homelessness on LGBTQ+ Communities

If you’re not able to attend, please join us at a future session and/or you can participate anonymously in the Virtual Town Hall by accessing our survey: