Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Welcome to the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center of the University of Washington is part of The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity. 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.


Graphic that states "Hate Has No Home Here, You Belong Here"


OMA&D Welcome Daze

Welcome New Huskies! OMA&D Welcome Daze is your ticket to learning about the wonderful programs and services offered to first year students, so they can learn about campus and community resources, as well as connect with current students, OMA&D staff and faculty of color from across campus.

Kelly ECC Block Party

The Kelly ECC staff kicks off the year of community building with an exciting evening of free entertainment and fun at our annual block party! All students are invited to attend this fun-filled event which has something for everyone. Student organizations affiliated with the Kelly ECC and incoming students join the ECC staff in celebrating the beginning of the school year at the Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center.

Mentor Power for Success

The Mentor Power for Success Program is a dynamic autumn quarter partnership between first-year Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMAD) students (protégés) and continuing UW students (mentors), to help protégés make a successful transition to university life. Mentor students use their knowledge of UW resources and services to guide protégés as they navigate the breadth of what the university has to offer.

Annual Kelly ECC Awards Gala

The Annual Awards GALA is an opportunity for the extended ECC family to recognize our affiliated student organizations and student leaders who are active members of our Kelly ECC community and the broader UW community through activism, leadership, philanthropy, community service, and outreach. We also celebrate members of our community who are graduating and toast to the completion of a successful academic year.

Home Away From Home Project


The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center values diversity, equity, and inclusion of all communities, including underrepresented and first-generation students of color. We strive to be a safe and welcoming space for all.

In this project, we center on our student communities and the message they want to share about what makes us their Home Away From Home.

Get involved by finding and filling out one of our message cards in the lobby or study areas throughout the Kelly ECC.

“The Kelly ECC is my #HomeAwayFromHome because…”

Contact Us


Kelly ECC

3931 Brooklyn Avenue NE
Box 355650
Seattle, Washington 98105
Phone: 206-543-4635
Fax: 206-616-1041

Ethnic Cultural Theatre

3940 Brooklyn Avenue NE
Box 355650
Seattle, Washington 98105

Reservations Office

Phone: 206-221-3241

Autumn Quarter Hours

Hours for UW Students, Staff, and Faculty with Current Valid Husky Card:

Weekdays: 9 AM – 9 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday: CLOSED

Hours for General Public:

Weekdays: 9 AM – 5 PM
Weekends: CLOSED