The Department of Architecture is committed to developing a faculty, staff and student body that reflects and is responsive to the gender, ethnic and cultural diversity of the broader community served by the University of Washington. Our efforts to achieve this include: effective faculty recruitment; mentoring and retention of faculty; broad outreach to student applicants; teaching courses and studios that work with diverse groups of people in the community; and seeking to improve diversity in the profession of architecture. We are also committed to actively maintain a Diversity Plan that will be expanded and updated on an annual basis. In addition to these measures, there are a number of Diversity Resources within the College of Built Environments as well as the larger University. For more information on these other resources, please see the MyArch portal.