Shades of Purple


Event Date

  • Stay tuned, more information coming in April.

Target Group

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


Shades of Purple is a student conference for underrepresented minority high school juniors/rising seniors 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) 685-6463

Application Deadline

To be determined.

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

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