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.


UW Centers Response to Anti-Asian Sentiments

Hate Has No Home Here: Combined Response to Anti-Asian Violence

Hate Has No Home Here Solidarity Graphic

Hate Has No Home Here: Black Lives Matter

Kelly ECC public closure announcement

Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Preventions at Kelly ECC


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No Longer Invisible: In Their Own Words


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2020 Recognition of AAPI Heritage Month & Mental Health Awareness Month

“No Longer Invisible” is a project launched as a means of expression for UW students, staff, faculty, and alumni alike of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities to use their own words in voicing their stories and lived experiences.

These stories are based on serving as a spotlight to feature the diversity of lived experiences from members of the many communities that make up the AAPI community as a whole. Diversity in aspects of identity such as culture, religion or spirituality, language, and tradition, among many others within and of the AAPI communities.

Read No Longer Invisible Stories

Home Away From Home


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.

“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



(Updated March 18, 2020)

Staff will be available remotely and may be contacted at 

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