UW Graduate School

What is GO-MAP?

As a unit of the University of Washington Graduate School, the Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program (GO-MAP) is committed to enhancing equity and social progression to promote the success of graduate students of color at our Bothell, Seattle and Tacoma campuses.

For 50 years, GO-MAP has worked with graduate students, staff, faculty, and campus leadership to develop initiatives that strengthen graduate diversity, enhance academic opportunities, and encourage and support research exploring cultural diversity. GO-MAP aims to cultivate a culturally and ethnically diverse academic and social environment in which all graduate students can learn and thrive while attending the University of Washington.

GO-MAP promotes and supports:

  • Outreach, Recruitment and Graduate Student Success
  • Professional Development and Community Building
  • Graduate Funding Opportunities
  • Scholarship and Research
  • Advocacy, Consulting and Advising

How can I become a part of GO-MAP?

UW graduate students of color can be a part of the GO-MAP community by attending events, volunteering as an Outreaching Grad (OG), or stopping by the office*. GO-MAP does not have an application process — all graduate students are welcome to participate in our programming and events. We invite you to become a part of our campus community as you prepare for a rewarding life of work rooted in diverse intellectual engagement.

GO-MAP is located in Suite 034* of the Graduate School on the ground floor of the Communications Building.

*Please see current COVID guidelines for the latest regarding in-person services.