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COVID-19 Resources
This page provides information and tools to help the CBE community address the COVID-19 outbreak. While the College of Built Environments follows all advice and directives set forth by the University of Washington broadly, this site is meant to help with information on local impacts to mission-driven activities of teaching, research, service, and related resources that directly impact our community.

Anti-Racism Resources
This page presents a list for all who would like to gain a deeper understanding of historical and present-day manifestations of racism in the United States. This list of guides and resources is just a small sample of the abundance of resources available online. Resources will continue to be added to this list. This list aims to both affirm and support students who have been impacted by racism, and deepen the knowledge of all people who aim to take action in the fight against racism.

If you have any questions comments or additions to this list, please contact Leilani Lewis, lanil (at)

Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity
The Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity offers a family of services that assist UW students from freshman year to graduate school, nourishing passion for knowledge and opening doors of opportunity and exciting research. Services include:

  • Academic support programs
  • Financial aid counseling and opportunities
  • Social and cultural activities

UW International Student Services
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ISS serves F and J students at the University of Washington by providing immigration advising and support, allowing students to navigate their path toward academic achievement, career success, and holistic wellness.

Foundation for International Understanding through Students (FIUTS)
FIUTS is a community nonprofit organization at the UW that helps enhance international understanding and promote cultural exchanges between UW international students and Americans. Visit the FIUTS website if you need more information on UW orientation, Homestay Programs, Friendship Connection, and other international student activities.

On Campus

UW Dream Project
This page exists to provide information to support students whose presence in the United States is undocumented. The Dream Project’s goal is to provide all students with access to higher education, regardless of their background. If you are still have questions about the effect of undocumented status on college admissions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Scholarships for Undocumented Students
On this page, there are links and websites to many scholarships. HB 1079 students are eligible to apply for a large percentage of these scholarships. There are also generic scholarships for underrepresented minority students and first generation students.

Leadership Without Borders
The Leadership Without Borders Center (LWB) works to serve and empower undocumented students at the University of Washington. LWB offers leadership development resources, college success navigators, the Husky Dream Lending Library, a space for community building, and connections to other campus and community resources.

    • Phone: (206) 685-6301
    • Fax: (206) 616-1041
      • E-mail:

    Off Campus

  • Q Center
    The University of Washington Q Center is a fierce primarily student run resource center dedicated to serving anyone with or without a gender or sexuality: UW students, staff, faculty, alum, and community members. We host and support student groups, put on regular programming events, house a lending library, and amplify student voices on our Student Blog.

    On Campus

    UW Counseling Center
    Counseling Center’s staff of psychologists and mental health counselors provide confidential and culturally-sensitive counseling, consultation, referral, and crisis intervention services. The UW Counseling Center exists to support UW students in all aspects of their development. It provides personal counseling, career counseling, study skills assistance, and other services to currently-enrolled UW students.

      • Location: 401 Schmitz Hall
      • Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesday 9:30 am – 5:00 p.m.
        Phone: (206) 543-1240

    Off Campus

    Seattle Therapy Alliance
    Located in the Lower Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle, STA was opened in 2009 with the two-fold vision of training graduate counseling students in psychotherapy and women’s issues while simultaneously making low-cost therapy available to women. We believe that a key to healing our wounded world lies in supporting women, one population disproportionately affected by physical, sexual, and domestic abuse, economic instability, and the weight of single parenting. Think about it: 70% of the persons who live in poverty in the United States are women and children. And, while women represent 50 percent of the world population, they perform nearly two-thirds of all the working hours, receive only one-tenth of the world income and own less than 1 percent of world property. There are very few places where women will get a break. This is one way we can help.

    Seattle Counseling Service
    A community based organization that has been dedicated to promoting health and wellness within the LGBTQ community for 45 years. We are committed to providing accessible services, offering a sliding fee scale in addition to accepting Medicaid and many insurance plans.

    Consejo Counseling and Referral Service
    An award-winning agency that has provided behavioral health services to the Latino community in the state of Washington for near four decades. Most Consejo’s clients are immigrants from Latin America who speak Spanish who represent the largest growing community in the United States today. The outcomes demonstrated by Consejo across Washington State have won it a noteworthy national reputation for providing culturally competent services designed to address the diverse needs of adults, children, adolescents and families in the Latino community.

    Asian Counseling Resource Service
    Promotes social justice and the well-being and empowerment of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other underserved communities – including immigrants, refugees, and American-born – by developing, providing and advocating for innovative, effective and efficient community-based multilingual and multicultural services.

    The Psychotherapy Cooperative
    A small non-profit therapy organization created in 1996 by several psychology faculty who teach in the Masters Psychology program at Seattle University and by graduates of this program.

    Community Counseling and Psychology Clinic at Antioch University Seattle
    Trained in a variety of clinical psychology and counseling techniques, our staff consult with you to identify the best approach for your situation. In partnership with seasoned, licensed psychologists and counselors, the Clinic provides supervised learning opportunities for graduate students, with special attention to understanding multicultural differences.

    Hall Health
    Hall Health offers a wide array of highly rated primary and specialty care clinics and services, including Primary Care, Women’s Health, Family Health, Mental Health, Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy, and more. You are automatically eligible for many valuable health services, which are available at no further cost to UW-Seattle campus students.

    • One visit per quarter for medical concerns (this excludes comprehensive physicals, specialty visits, and procedures) or one travel consultation per quarter
    • Preventive counseling and contraceptive advice
    • Unlimited visits with our Consulting Nurse
    • Advice about HIV and other sexually transmitted disease exposures
    • Reproductive health counseling
    • Unlimited access to the Wellness Resource Center
    • Blood pressure screening and consultation
    • Help quitting smoking
    • Location: 4060 E. Stevens Way NE
    • Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
    • Phone: (206) 685-1011

    Husky Health and Wellbeing
    UW Seattle offers a wide range of health and wellness services, from exceptional medical care and counseling services to recreation classes, safety resources, peer health advocacy, trainings and more. Most services on this site are limited to currently matriculated UW Seattle students, while others are open to faculty, staff and the general public.

    Alcohol & Other Drug Education
    Health and Wellness provides educational programs, consultation, and resource referrals around alcohol and other drugs, combining evidence-based intervention and prevention practices to support the campus community.

    Student Care
    Health and Wellness is a starting point for students in distress and in need of multiple levels of support. We provide intervention, assessment and consultation to students directly and work with faculty/staff to respond to incidents that cause concern in the classroom or beyond.

    Why should you make an appointment with Health & Wellness Student Care?

  • You are not sure how to handle a situation that is affecting you emotionally, physically, academically or otherwise.
  • You would like to discuss options for staying in school while dealing with a complex situation.
  • You would like to discuss options for taking a break from school while dealing with a complex situation.
  • You would like to discuss or receive information about on- and- off- campus resources.
    • Phone: (206) 543-6085
      • Email:

    • Phone: (206) 543-6085
      • Email:

    Sexual Assault & Relationship Violence, Stalking, & Harassment Advocacy
    Health & Wellness offers advocacy and support for students impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment and other related experiences. A Health & Wellness Advocate is available to meet with students and help them understand their rights and options for reporting both on campus and in the larger community as well as assist with connecting to resources, academic advocacy, and safety planning. Health & Wellness is safe and confidential starting point for University of Washington students affected by these issues.

    No Health Insurance?
    If you’re a typical college student without much income, there are subsidies available to lower the cost of private insurance. If you are low-income, you might be eligible for public insurance, also known as Medicaid, for which you would not need to pay. As you apply for the insurance through an online exchange, you will be prompted to enter income and demographic information. The system will determine your eligibility for Medicaid and subsidies based on this information. Affordable Care Act

  • SafeCampus
    You are not alone. Call SafeCampus anytime — no matter where you work or study — to anonymously discuss safety and well-being concerns for yourself or others at 206-685-7233. Available 24 hours / 7 days a week. In urgent situations, call 911. SafeCampus is the University of Washington’s violence-prevention and response Program. We support students, staff, faculty and community members in preventing violence.

    UW Alert
    The University of Washington has developed UW Alert to disseminate information via email, text messages, loudspeakers, website banners and other means, as needed, to keep the campus community informed during emergencies and situations that might disrupt normal operations.

    The SafeZone app gives you direct access to the fastest possible safety assistance regardless of where you are! Inside the UW’s Seattle campus, the app provides you with immediate access to the UW Police when you need assistance. Outside of the UW’s Seattle campus, the app will connect you to the relevant local emergency services.

    Campus Safety and Emergency Resources
    The UW has dozens of websites and programs with resources and information related to campus safety. This page links to many of our major resources. We urge you to familiarize yourself with available resources and learn more about campus safety before an emergency or need arises.

    NightRide provides a fare-free, safe and easy way for Husky Card holders to get home at night. NightRide shuttles pick up passengers at eight convenient campus locations and drop off passengers anywhere within one of two zones after the campus location stops.

    Husky NightWalk is safe and easy to use. Uniformed security guards operate 6:30 pm to 2 a.m. daily EXCEPT University Holidays, providing a walking escort to community members within the campus locations and the residential area north of 45th St., and to the UW Tower location. Guards can also assist, with proper identification, building and office lockouts, as well as jumpstart dead car batteries. Call 206.685.9255 (WALK).

    Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Activists (SARVA)
    SARVA is an entity of the Associated Students of the University of Washington that works to combat sexual assault and relationship violence in the UW community and advocate for survivors. We do this by acting as liaisons between the student body and the institutional resources available, as well as through programming and activism.

    Hollaback! Bystander Intervention Training
    Hollaback! operates as a perpetual affront to harassment — in all its forms. We started in 2005 working to end gender-based harassment in public space, also known as street harassment. In 2015, we expanded our mission to work on harassment across all spaces — including online, the workplace, transportation, protests, the polling booth, and all identities — including women, LGBTQ+ folks, Black folks, Indigenous folks, people of color, religious minorities, people with disabilities, immigrants, and all others who are treated as “less than” just for being who they are. We seek to uproot hate and harassment whether is perpetuated by individuals, institutions, and the messy areas in between in issues like voter suppression, police brutality, and ICE raids.

    The UW Food Pantry
    We provide food to students, staff, and faculty who are having a hard time putting food on their plate. It could be the result of a short-term disruption in finances, a food desert in the local community, or a lack of access to other financial assistance. If you are making a choice between the food you need for a healthy life and other pressing priorities we call this experience food insecurity. We are here to relieve some of the stress of that experience.

    The Bean Basket
    Come visit us at our bulk buying store, the Bean Basket, located in HUB 131K at the University of Washington! We serve non-perishable, sustainable sourced foods at the lowest prices we can. As we are all volunteer run and do not need to pay for overhead, we are able to pass those savings on to you.

    On Campus

    UW Disability Resources for Students (DRS)
    Disability Resources for Students (DRS) is a unit within the Division of Student Life. DRS is dedicated to ensuring access and inclusion for all students with disabilities on the Seattle campus enrolled in our undergraduate, graduate, professional, Evening Degree and Access programs for over 39 years. DRS serves 2,800+ students with either temporary or permanent physical, health, learning, sensory or psychological disabilities. Students partner with our office to establish services for their access and inclusion on campus.

        • Phone: (206) 543-8924
          • Email:

        UW Disability Services Office (DSO)
        Their mission is to provide leadership to the University community in achieving employment and educational access for individuals with disabilities.

        They provide:

          • Services to faculty and staff with disabilities
          • Accommodation advice and resources for departments
          • Assistive equipment
          • Classroom or examination accommodations for nonmatriculated students
          • Interpreters (sign language, oral, and tactile) and real-time captioning
          • General access accommodations for members of the public attending University events
            • Phone: (206) 543-6450
            • Fax: (206) 685-7264
              • Email:


        Off Campus

        Disability Rights Washington
        Disability Rights Washington (DRW) is a private non-profit organization that protects the rights of people with disabilities statewide. Their mission is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities. They work to pursue justice on matters related to human and legal rights.

        They provide free services to people with disabilities.

            • Phone: (800) 562-2702 or (206) 324-1521
              • Language interpreters are available via the AT&T Language Line.
                • Please use 711 for Washington Relay Service (TTY).

                Disability Rights Washington
                315 – 5th Avenue South, Suite 850
                Seattle, WA 98104

    On Campus

    CoMotion MakerSpace
    That’s right – we have a MakerSpace right her on campus and you should absolutely take advantage of the amazing tools and resources here. Whether it is a 3D Printer, Industrial Sewing Machine, or just a space to to create and share projects, this community-centered and diverse social place for people with different skills and common interests has something to offer just about anyone. They have orientation/safetly training sessions throughout each quarter and once you have attended one of these 1 hour sessions you are on your way to taking advantage of the equipment and trainings available all year round.

    Q Center
    The University of Washington Q Center is a fierce primarily student run resource center dedicated to serving anyone with or without a gender or sexuality: UW students, staff, faculty, alum, and community members. We host and support student groups, put on regular programming events, house a lending library, and amplify student voices on our Student Blog.

    Frequently Used Resources:

        • Name and Sex/Gender Changes on University of Washington Records
        • Legal Name and Sex/Gender Marker Changes in WA State
        • Gender Neutral Housing
        • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
        • Intramural Activities Building (IMA)
        • Insurance Options
        • Health Resources
          • The Q Center
          • Box 355838 HUB 315
          • 4001 Northeast Stevens Way,
          • Seattle, Washington 98195

    ASUW Women’s Action Commission
    The ASUW Women’s Action Commission is one of eight diversity commissions founded by the Associated Students of the University of Washington. Each commission has a mandate to put on educational programs each quarter, as well as serve and advocate for its constituency within the student government and the administration. The WAC seeks a social justice framework that recognizes and affirms the multiple and intersecting identities held by woman-identified and/or female-assigned-at-birth constituents.

    Student Groups:

        • Unidas Seremos
        • Sisterhood UW
        • 3WF – Third Wave Feminists
        • Planned Parenthood Votes NW

    The Career Center
    The Career Center is your one-stop-shop for a host of different resources. From personal 1 hour appointments to work on your resume to seminars and meet and greet events with employers from across the region and beyond. The Career Center is here to help you make the connection between your course of study and the career you have always dreamed for.

      • Location: 134 Mary Gates Hall
      • Phone: (206) 543-0535
        • Email:

    CLUE Tutoring
    Available to all Seattle campus undergraduates, the Center for Learning and Undergraduate Enrichment (CLUE) is the largest free tutoring program at the UW. We provide tutoring for Math, Chemistry, Physics, Writing, Biology, Economics, Statistics, and Computer Science & Engineering.

    Odegaard Writing & Research Center
    The mission of the Odegaard Writing and Research Center is to collaboratively support students, staff, and faculty at the University of Washington as they navigate processes of focused inquiry. In so doing, we aim to support writers and researchers as they situate their work within more visible and useful inquiry processes that can then be extended to other contexts and purposes, both within and beyond the University, in order to facilitate learning throughout their lives.

    Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity
    Did you know that you could actually get funding for that research project you have always wanted to take on? The Undergraduate Research Program (URP), which is housed at the University of Washington in the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity, Mary Gates Hall 171, under the auspices of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, facilitates research experiences for undergraduates with UW faculty members across the disciplines. URP maintains a listing of current UW research opportunities and national programs.

      The URP assists UW undergraduates in:

          • Planning for an undergraduate research experience
          • Identifying faculty mentors and projects
          • Defining research goals
          • Presenting and publishing research findings
          • Seeking funding for research
            • Location: 171 Mary Gates Hall
            • Phone: (206) 543-4282
              • Email:


    Student Technology Loan Program (STLP)
    The Student Technology Loan Program (STLP) allows students to borrow laptops, cameras, projectors, and a variety of other equipment for free. Students must be registered for classes in order to be eligible to rent equipment. The program offers reservation-based equipment for up to a quarter checkout length at the Kane and Health Science offices, and have limited same-day pick up equipment available at the HUB office for shorter checkout periods. Students can make reservations through