Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity

About EXPD

The Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity extends the UW undergraduate experience beyond the classroom.

about_expdThe University of Washington’s Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity (EXPD) is home to nine programs, each of which connects UW undergraduates to expand and enrich their learning through participation in undergraduate research, engagement in community through service learning, volunteering, or leadership, and through scholarship opportunities that support undergraduate work, planning, and applications for post-baccalaureate study and fellowships.

EXPD develops reciprocal partnerships with students, communities, mentors, and faculty, in order to help students take academic risks, actively engage in their own learning, explore the world and their place in it, and develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their goals.

EXPD programs include:

  • Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center:
facilitating service-learning internships and community based leadership
  • Early Identification program:
making advanced educational opportunities available
  • Global Opportunities:
providing financial support to students for study abroad
  • Jumpstart:
pairing UW students with low-income Seattle preschool children to build skills for school success
  • Mary Gates Endowment for Students:
providing scholarships to support student engagement in research and leadership
  • Pipeline Project:
providing opportunities to tutor and mentor K-12 students locally and regionally
  • Undergraduate Research Program:
connecting students to research opportunites, training, funding, and support in all disciplines
  • Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, & Awards:
impacts the academic experience of students by connecting them with transformative opportunities and resources
  • Ronald E McNair Program:
preparing first-generation low-income and or underrepresented students for doctoral study leading to career in academic