Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

Welcome to the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

The Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center has a wealth of resources and opportunities available to students including student advising, organizational development, personal growth, and referrals to different departments and programs.

Kelly ECC Highlights


The UW Food Pantry aims to address student, staff and faculty food insecurity at the University of Washington head on. This is a safe space for UW faculty, staff and students.

Any Hungry Husky

Hate Has No Home Here Campaign. Download the Posters!


Hate Has No Home Here

The Diversity Leadership Conference (DLC) convenes practitioners, community leaders, guest speakers, and students to share tangible skills that focus on how to intentionally engage diversity and leadership in our everyday lives. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with inspiring leaders, build community, and discover the rising hero/heroine within yourself!


Archived Events

ECC Awards Gala | 13th Annual

The ECC Awards Gala is an opportunity for our constituents to recognize ECC affiliated student organizations and individuals who are active members of our community, the UW community and the greater Seattle community through activism, leadership, event planning, philanthropy, community service, engagement, and outreach.

2016 Diversity Leadership Conference

EmPOWerment-to-Action: A Call for Rising Super-SHEroes, HEroes & THEYroes!

Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration: Year of the Rooster

Chinese lunar new year is the most important transitional festival in China, which begins on the first day in lunar calendar and ends on the 15th day of that month. It is a festival renewing family ties as well as honoring ancestors.

2016 MLK Week | Be a World of Good

This year, the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center, The Center for Communication, Difference & Equity and The Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center partnered to produce a suite of events that engaged our larger community in service and activism.

Dia De Los Muertos | The Day of the Dead

Dia De Los Muertos honors the dead with celebrations, Music, presentations, and fun activities.

Kelly ECC Faculty Spotlight Series

The University of Washington is home to many distinguished faculty and staff members. As a students’ best resource, these community members reflect the University of Washington’s core values of innovation, discovery, and diversity inside the classroom and out. Ethnic Cultural Center encourages students to join us for exclusive conversations with some of UW’s distinguished professors of color during our Faculty Spotlights.

Social Justice Movie Night #SJMN

Every Wednesday at 6:00 in the Kelly ECC lobby, we are showing films featuring the theme of social justice and diversity issues.