University of Washington, Tacoma
- Mailing Address
1900 Commerce Street
Tacoma, Washington 98402-3100
- (253) 692-4400
- Email address
- 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:
- 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)."
- 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."