Solidarity with BLM & Undergraduate Resources

Let’s get straight to the point: The UW Sociology Department stands in support of and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Many of us in the Sociology Department – students, staff, and faculty – are in pain and grieving. Many among us are actively involved in seeking change.

The current moment will hold historical significance for all of us. Our hope, as sociologists, is that this movement will catalyze change for police accountability, racial justice, and a better version of our society for all of us – particularly our Black friends, neighbors, and loved ones.

Here we have compiled a list of resources. Please use them to take care of yourself, process your experience, educate yourself, and act.

Statement from Dr. Kate Stovel, Chair of UW Sociology

Sociological Perspectives on the Current Moment:

Sociology Grad Student Willing to Chat:

The sociology graduate students listed here are willing to process the current moment with you. Reach out to them using their listed email addresses.

Resources for Black Students

Resources for Other Marginalized Students (Listed Alphabetically)

Resources for International Students

Resources for White Students

UW-Specific Resources

  • S/NS Grades – An email about converting classes this quarter to or from S/NS grades will be sent to all students who are registered this quarter. If you have questions about the process, please get in touch with the Sociology Advising Office (; 206-543-5396). A special link, requesting changes will be available starting Wednesday June 17th.
  • UW Counseling Center
  • Let’s Talk (Student Support via Zoom, no appointment necessary)
  • Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center (Student Resources and Opportunities)
  • SafeCampus (Student & Employee 24 Hour Hotline Support)
  • Bias Incident Reporting Tool (Student & Employee Resources and Incident Report Form)

UW-Specific Actions

Additional Resources

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Low Cost Summer GRE & LSAT Prep Classes

Interested in going to grad school or law school? Prep courses can be expensive, but there is a set of low-cost, high quality, GRE and LSAT prep courses being offered live online this summer. You can apply for the live online courses at Email questions to


This comprehensive course consists of 18 hours of live prep with a top-scoring instructor. The entire course costs $275. The course that usually takes place on campus but will be online over the summer. The instructor has taught the GRE professionally for 19 years.

Classes will be held Wednesday, from 6-9pm, on the the following dates: 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5. You can try the course by having until midnight on the day of the first class session to receive a full refund for any reason. 


The course at the Law School will now be live online (and at a cheaper rate). It preps you for the August or Oct. test dates. The comprehensive, 27-hour, live course includes 3 practice exams and costs $275.

Classes will be held Wednesdays, 6-9pm (Mountain Time), on the following dates: 7/1, 7/8, 7/15, 7/22, 7/29, 8/5. Practice tests will be held Saturday 7/11 (11-2pm), Saturday 7/25 (11-2pm), and Saturday 8/15 (11-2pm).

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Challenging the Embodiment of Anti-Blackness: A Workshop on Exploring Internalized Messages of Anti-Blackness

Living in U.S. society, everyone internalize messages of anti-Blackness which live in our minds and bodies. This workshop will explore and challenge those messages in an experiential way. We will use concepts from Resmaa Menakem’s book, My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies.

Day: Thursday, June 4th, 2020
Time: 4:00PM
Location: Virtually through Zoom (link provided to UW students after RSVPing on the form)

Please fill out this form and information and link will be sent to this virtual workshop. You will need to log in first with your UW NetID (if the form says you do not have permission, open the link in a private browser window).

Link to form:

This workshop is open to current students at the University of Washington.
It is brought to you by the UW Counseling Center and the Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at or through our Kelly ECC social media platforms.

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Study Ethnographic Field Methods Online this Summer

This year the Florence Ethnographic Field School is offering an online
summer course in ethnographic research methods for the social sciences:
students will receive a transcript from the University of Montana for
three undergraduate or graduate credits in Anthropology (ANTY 495 Field
Experience). The program fee has been reduced from €2800 euro to €2000
(approximately $2100) and there is no application fee. Applications will
be accepted until June 15th, but space is limited so early applications
are encouraged.

This is perfect for anthropology, geography, and sociology majors, or
any students interested in urban studies, Italy, or Europe. This one of
the most meaningful summers ever to study research methodology:
questions about research design, data collection, and data reporting
have leapt to the forefront of the world’s attention during the current

The course will be taught online by me, Dr. Zachary Androus, a US
anthropologist based in Florence since 2006. Unlike most other
anthropologists, I live and work permanently in my fieldsite, making
this a unique opportunity to work directly with an experienced
researcher. While you may not be able to travel this summer, you can
still enjoy the benefits of an international collaboration, as I share
my firsthand experience of living through the pandemic in one of the
countries that has been at the center of the world’s attention over the
last several months.

The course meets online from June 25 through July 29 and covers the
basic principles of scientific inquiry, research design,
participant-observation, interviewing, data analysis, and reporting
results through ethnographic writing, as well as ethics and
Institutional Review Boards. Readings are drawn from urban sociology,
anthropology, and critical responses to those fields, in addition to
ethnographic writing on urban Italy from the last five decades. Students
will complete an ethnographic project in their home communities, or
online in a virtual community, as public health conditions permit.
Throughout the course I use examples drawn from my own fieldnotes,
interviews, and analyses to give students look at what really goes into
ethnographic research. A syllabus, application, instructions, and more
information about the program is available from

More information and the application form are available from or by email directly to

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Blood Donors Needed

Schedule an appointment for donation: for UW
(Pop-up Donations from June 1-12)

Questions about eligibility:
Call: 1-800-366-2831, extension 2543

Find a location:

Bloodworks FAQ’s:

Jackie Ng, Volunteer Manager Central Seattle Center:
Phone: (206) 422-2125

FDA’s new guidance on deferral criteria (eligibility criteria):

Bloodworks Questions and Answers about Coronavirus:

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Pre-Law 101 Seminar

The Pre-Law 101 Seminar will be offered again this fall! This class is for students who are exploring, preparing, and/or applying to law school and is CR/NC. Here is the link to the section on the time schedule:

If taught in-person, the seminar will meet every Wednesday, from 2:30-3:20PM (50 mins) in the Oceanography Teaching Building (OTB). If taught virtually, the seminar will meet every Wednesday, from 2:30-3:50PM (1 hour and 20 mins) over Zoom

This will be finalized and determined over the summer and students will be notified of changes.

Additionally, this year there is an added a FIG section! Here is the link to that section for freshmen on the time schedule:

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C21 Internship Bootcamp

Which is more important in an internship: real-world skills and professional experience, or someone to challenge you to take risks, and give you the hard feedback you need to grow?

It’s not easy to find an internship that does both, especially right now. So the College to Career Initiative built one — just for Arts and Sciences students.

This summer they’re launching an immersive professional training program. It’s called an internship bootcamp because you do the work of an intern in a consulting firm, with structured practice on key project management skills that apply in any field, from companies to non-profits to startups.

Find full program information here:

C21 Internship Bootcamp | C21: The Center for 21st Century Liberal Learning

Everyone knows you need an internship. But as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, many internships have been canceled or shortened. It is harder than ever to find an internship, and harder still to find one that really develops the key skills you need.

Are you ready to invest in yourself this summer?

For questions, please email:

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Spring Counseling Center Workshops

The Counseling Center is offering free workshops and drop-in groups that teach skills related to stress management, managing thoughts and emotions, mindfulness, and more. All of our workshops for Spring 2020 will be offered via Zoom.  To request link, contact or 206-543-1240.


Learn how to decide when to say no, when to ask for something, and how to communicate effectively.

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 4th
Who: All students
Cost: Free
Facilitators: Beth Blum, Psy.D. and Nicole Montes, M.A.


Join in with peers to share about your loss and uncertainty, receive support and validation, and discuss how we are coping.

Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Dates: Tuesday, May 26th and Tuesday, June 2nd
Who: All students
Cost: Free
Facilitator: David Slagle, M.S., and Tomomi Ito, M.S.


Drop-in communal space for folks who identify as LGBTQ+ or questioning.

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Dates: Thursday, May 28th and Thursday, June 11th
Who: All students
Cost: Free
Facilitator: Alexander Shappie, B.A. and Gianna Galindo, M.A.


Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Date: Tuesday, June 2nd
Who: All students
Cost: Free
Facilitator: Andrea Salazar-Nunez, Ph.D.

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Now Hiring: 2020-2021 City Year Positions

City Year is still hiring for a GAP year after graduation. 

When schools reopen in the fall, our students will need corps members like you to support them and provide a sense of belonging, alongside our communities. When you help a student find their strengths, you discover your own. The skills you gain and what you learn about yourself along the way will prepare you for who you want to be.

City Year Virtual Info Session
Thursday, May 21 | 3:30-4:30pm PDT

What You’ll Do

Your primary responsibility as a City Year AmeriCorps member is to support students as a full-time tutor and mentor in a systemically under-resourced school. You will help students learn about themselves, what they’re interested in and what they’re capable of doing. This position is an 11-month commitment where you and a team of 6-12 AmeriCorps members will support your students and your school Monday-Friday, for the entire year. In addition to tutoring and mentoring during the school day, you and your team will lead after school programs and activities that improve the overall school environment. Your role is to create an environment where students can thrive. The days are long, but so worth it. 

City Year AmeriCorps Member Benefits

City Year has 29 locations across the country, you can select where you want to serve for the yearParticipants are paid a bi-weekly stipend to cover living expenses Receive a $6,000 education award upon completion Health insurance and loan forbearance provided 110+ University Partnerships provide 25% – 100% tuition scholarships Over 340 hours of training and professional development Check out the City Year Blog to hear stories from our current corps and alumni! 

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Workshop: Research Funding through NIH Diversity Supplements

What are Diversity Supplements?
Diversity supplements are awards of additional funds to a faculty member’s ongoing NIH grant to support a student’s research project and career development. They are intended to help foster a diverse student body and future health/science workforce. Supplements provide students with funding for research, professional development and academic support (tuition, stipend, benefits), with funding available for up to 5 years.

Who should attend?
This virtual workshop is intended for eligible (details below) graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, interested in transitioning to independent researchers. Undergraduates that are interested in attending graduate school in the near future may also attend.

Who is eligible to apply for NIH Diversity Supplements?
US citizens who self-identify as being part of an underrepresented racial/ethnic minority, individuals with disabilities, or individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds.

How much support do they provide students?
Diversity Supplements may provide up to 5 years of funding, which includes additional research funds, tuition, stipend and health insurance, so that you can focus on your coursework and research project.

What information will the workshop provide?
 New Eligibility Criteria
 Funding for tuition, stipend, benefits & more
 Finding a Faculty Mentor and Project
 Application Components
 Process/Timeline

Breakout Sessions:
 Perspectives from faculty and students who have received the award
 Tips and lessons learned for successful application

Register at: for a Zoom link. 
Contact Nora Coronado ( with any questions.

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