Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment

Shades of Purple in the Community


Event Dates and Locations

If you cannot provide your own lodging and transportation to the Seattle location we encourage you to attend a Shades of Purple nearest you!

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  • Seattle – UW Seattle (Session 1)
    • July 20th and 21st
  • Port Angeles – Peninsula College
    • July 21st 
  • Seattle – UW Seattle (Session 2)
    • July 23rd and 24th
  • Tacoma – UW Tacoma
    • July 27th and 28th 
  • Vancouver – Clark College
    • July 30th 
  • Spokane – UW Spokane Center
    • July 30th
  • Moses Lake – Big Bend Community College
    • August 4th 
  • Toppenish/Yakima – Heritage University
    • August 13th 

Target Group

Ethnic underrepresented minority high school rising seniors (graduating June, 2016)


Shades of Purple is a student conference for underrepresented minority high school rising seniors (class of 2016) who are interested in attending the University of Washington – Seattle. The program focuses its resources on serving the following underrepresented minority groups: African American, Pacific Islander ( Melanesian, Polynesian, Micronesian) Southeast Asian, (Vietnamese, Lao, Khmer, Hmong, Mien, etc) Hispanic/Latino, and American Indian/Alaskan Native. “Shades of Purple” was created to encourage Underrepresented Minority students to pursue higher education as well as to give them the opportunity to experience the UW. Participants will meet future classmates, learn about campus programs, and discover the diversity and unity that exists within the UW community. You are guaranteed a lot of fun and a rewarding, worthwhile experience! (Note: Application and participation is open to all students regardless of race/ethnic background).


Phone: (206) 221-6463

Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted until programs are full. Apply early to improve your chances of getting a space.

Priority consideration will be given to applicants with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA


The 2015 Shades of Purple Application has closed.

In order for your application to be considered complete, applicants must submit a signed parent/guardian permission form and a current/updated high school transcript. You may fax, scan, email or mail your transcripts and permission forms to the following address:

Shades of Purple Committee
1410 NE Campus Parkway
Schmitz Hall 375 / Box 355845
Seattle, WA 98195
fax: (206)685-5361