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The Graduate School

G-1 Communications Building
Box 353770
Seattle, Washington 98195-3770

Phone: 206.543.5900
Fax: 206.685.3234

What is GO-MAP?

As a unit of the UW Graduate School, the Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) is committed to serving the needs of students of color and students from other underrepresented groups, while simultaneously fostering an educational and social environment in which all students can learn and develop through experiences rich in cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity. GO-MAP’s three main areas of focus are:

  • Outreach, recruitment, and retention
  • Enhancing scholarship and research
  • Building community, on and off campus

The Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program, or GO-MAP, has been an integral part of the University of Washington for over 40 years, taking very seriously our efforts to establish and maintain campus, local, national, and international networks for students in our program. Members of our staff work closely with faculty, staff, and graduate students currently on campus to enhance academic and funding opportunities and to encourage scholarship and research that explores and supports cultural diversity.

GO-MAP's Advisory Boards consist of faculty, staff and students whose advice is key to the success of our signature events: the fall GO-MAP new student orientation, Getting Connected; the spring campus visit for accepted students, Prospective Student Days; the GO-MAP Power Hour series; the End of Year Celebration; and the Mangels Lecture Series. With generous support from the Offices of the President and Provost, GO-MAP sponsors interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary student-initiated symposia, campus opportunities, and community events to help interested students connect with each other and build community.

We invite you to become part of our campus community as you prepare for a rewarding life of work rooted in diverse intellectual engagement and experience.

The Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement (GO-MAP) is located in suite 034 of the Graduate School, on the Ground Floor of the Communication Building. To view a map, please click on the image to the right.

Come by and see us anytime!  Our door is always open.




GO-MAP Staff

Cynthia Morales
Director   |   206.543.9016

Anthony Salazar
Graduate Diversity Program Specialist   |   206.685.3234

Augustine McCaffery
Senior Program Specialist/Native American initiatives   |   206.221.3628

Vanessa Álvarez
Administrative Program Specialist   |   206.616.3631

Shanece Washington
Graduate Staff Assistant

Krysta Walia
Graduate Staff Assistant



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Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP)

G-1 Communications, Suite 034  |  Box 353770  |  Seattle, Washington 98195
Phone: 206.543.9016  |  Email: gomap at