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University of Washington, Tacoma

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1900 Commerce Street
Tacoma, Washington 98402-3100
Phone
(253) 692-4400
Email address
uwtinfo@uw.edu
School Information
"UW Tacoma is an urban-serving university providing access to students in a way that transforms families and communities. We impact and inform economic development through community-engaged students and faculty. We conduct research that is of direct use to our community and region. And, most importantly, we seek to be connected to our community’s needs and aspirations." The university enrolls over 5,300 students, employs over 350 faculty, and has a 16:1 student-faculty ratio. (Source: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/about-uw-tacoma/about-university-washington-tacoma) (Source: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/about-uw-tacoma/uw-tacoma-2019-20-facts)
General Information
UW Tacoma has taken steps to support research. The university launched the Diversity Training and Research Institute. Additionally, the university will be introducing unarmed safety officers and will use an online reporting tool for minor incidents, in lieu of using police. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • In February 2022, the University’s Center for Equity & Inclusion partnered with Red Sea Road Consulting to host a multi part training series on anti-racism and racial equity for the schools students, faculty, and staff.
Program and Research Funding
  • Launched Diversity Training and Research Institute.
  • The university received a $5 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to "fund an interdisciplinary, multi-year project to advance anti-racist practices and pedagogy in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine (STEMM)."
Re-Imagining Policing
  • University will be introducing unarmed safety officers and will introduce an online reporting tool for non-criminal/minor incidents.
Symbolic Actions
  • Vice chancellor for Equity & Inclusion said, "Juneteenth, also referred to as Liberation Day, calls for us not only to remember the legacy of racism in this country but also to commit to dismantling the effects of white supremacy and systemic oppression through actions that promote antiracism and eradicate anti-Black racism in our communities."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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