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Diversity Information

The Epidemiology Department values diversity. Epidemiology, by its very nature, deals with a variety of sociocultural issues crossing all racial and ethnic lines. The University of Washington and the Department of Epidemiology have a commitment to increase the enrollment and retention of diverse student populations. Our non-discrimination and access policies are listed at the end of this document.

We have a special commitment to diversity outreach. The Epidemiology Student Academic Services assists students with the admissions process and provides student support services, such as advising and tutoring, as well as help students identify fellowships, assistantships and traineeships. The Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program organizes academic and social functions directed at minority students, but to which all are invited.

The School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) has a student/faculty diversity committee to oversee diversity-related activities.

The EPI Department supports and participates in GO-MAP initiatives. In addition, we offer a "Prospective Student Visit Day" in the spring, and promote the Graduate Opportunity-Minority Achievement Program Visit Days to admitted applicants. EPI faculty make use of the NIH minority research funding opportunities to fund underrepresented minority students (especially PhD) on their research grants. We also promote events sponsored by the School and University of interest to students of color.

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For more information, please contact:
Epidemiology Student Academic Services
            Phone: (206) 685-1762 or e-mail: epi@uw.edu


STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION The University of Washington reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran. This policy applies to all programs and facilities, including, but not limited to, admissions, educational programs, employment, and patient and hospital services. Any discriminatory action can be a cause for disciplinary action. Discrimination is prohibited by Presidential Executive Order 11246 as amended, Washington State Gubernatorial Executive Orders 89-01 and 93-07, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Washington State Law Against Discrimination 49.60 RWC, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, State of Washington Gender Equity in Higher Education Act of 1989, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 as amended, Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1972 as amended, other federal and state statutes, regulations, and University policy. Coordination of the compliance efforts of the University of Washington with respect to all of these laws and regulations is under the direction of the Assistant Provost for Equal Opportunity, Equal Opportunity Office, Box 354560, 4045 Brooklyn Ave. N.E., University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 98195-6261, telephone (206) 685-3263/V or 543-6452/TTY.

ACCESS STATEMENT The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process contact the Epidemiology Department at (206) 685-1762/V, (206) 543-8525 (FAX) or e-mail at epi@u.washington.edu or contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance of need at: (206) 543-6450/V, (206) 543-6452/TTY, (206) 685-3885 (FAX), or dso@u.washington.edu.


This page was last updated on February 15, 2011