Making oneself vulnerable is an act of trust and respect, as is receiving and honoring the vulnerability of another. — Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot

Student & Community Organizations

The UW Common Book is more than a book; it’s also a gateway into a world of ideas in action. Here, you can discover groups dedicated to building respect on campus and in the community.

Campus Organizations


Public Discourse


Anti-Racism & White Allyship Group
  • The Anti-Racism & White Allyship Group is a democratic collective that serves as a supportive space and resource for students, faculty and staff seeking to analyze racism and white privilege in an effort to make the classroom more productive for all.
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Bipartisan Coalition
  • The purpose of this organization is to engage in political discourse through the lens of commonality and bipartisanship, ultimately taking this post-partisan alliance into the community to philanthropically address issues of bipartisan concern.
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General Assembly
  • Provide a space for students, faculty, and staff active on campus to connect with each other, engage in democratic discussion, and practice collective decision-making and action.
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Bridges: The Interfaith Council
  • To reach out and unite religious communities on campus in order to work together toward common goals in service and education.
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Health & Medicine


Active Minds at the University of Washington
  • To raise awareness and support for mental health at UW.
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Bridges to Health
  • The goal of this center is to: 1) improve access to healthcare 2) reduce health disparities 3) raise awareness on important health issues 4) participate in health advocacy efforts.
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  • GlobeMed aims to strengthen the movement for global health equity by empowering students and communities to work together to improve the health of the impoverished around the world.
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Humanities in Medicine
  • Provide a venue to engage the connections between the humanities and medicine amongst peers, staff and faculty and promote the value of a humanistic foundation to enrich the practice of medicine.
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Huskies United for Giving for Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Provide UW students an opportunity to get involved with and support Seattle Children’s Hospital through fundraisers, drives, and volunteer work both within and outside of the hospital.
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Student Health Advisory Quorum
  • We help the campus make informed, voluntary, health promoting behavior choices by creating events and collaborating with other campus health organizations.
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