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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee in the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering is a group of community-elected faculty, staff, and student representatives serving as public advocates to represent the diverse needs and interests of our HCDE community. Through a range of initiatives, we help foster greater solidarity, care, and collective accountability within HCDE.

HCDE DEI Committee

Profiles of the faculty, staff, and students elected to HCDE's DEI Committee.

Reporting and training

Resources for reporting and training. Submit a report for bias, discrimination, or harassment with SafeCampus, College of Engineering, or Title IX.

DEI Mini Grants

Mini grants that support grassroots DEI initiatives within the department.

UW & Regional Resources

Includes on- and off-campus resources for financial emergencies, housing, and food insecurity; health and wellness; and UW DEI resources and student groups.


Browse or propose an event on the HCDE DEI Events calendar.

Student Resource Groups

HCDE's student-led groups for community building, networking, and advocacy.

Recent news

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Building Belonging

Recent initiatives launched by the department aimed at supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion across HCDE's work and communities.

What we're doing

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Design–a–Thon for Social Good

In HCDE's Design-a-Thon for Social Good, students explored barriers to mental health resources experienced by people in underrepresented communities.

About the projects

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Gender, power, and tech

HCDE PhD student Os Keyes unpacks how and where bias occurs in artificial intelligence. Spoiler: it’s everywhere.

Read the interview