Multicultural Outreach & Recruitment

Shades of Purple in the Community


Shades of Purple is a student conference for underrepresented minority high school rising seniors (class of 2019) 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 in The Community” 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. We will not be providing overnight accommodations for the Seattle sessions.

Target Group

Ethnic underrepresented minority high school rising seniors.

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! Please note, due to funding, if a session does not have enough interest we will cancel it. Please be sure to register early.

July 17 – 18                          Seattle

July 31st                              Tacoma 

August 8                              Wenatchee 

August 9                              Yakima

August 15 – 16                    Seattle


Coming soon!


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

Phone: (206) 221-6463


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