Evans School of Public Policy & Governance


We’ve all heard it: “2020 was a year unlike any other.” One that, “we never could have imagined.” And yet, we should have.  

We know that the inequitable impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the resulting economic disparities, and the pervasive violence experienced by Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color are rooted in systems of oppression. We also know that many of those systems are bolstered by racist public policy and public management practices. The Evans School acknowledges that – by not fully considering the legacy of racism in America and of imperialistic actions across the globe – we have had a role in perpetuating problematic systems.    

Anti-racist public policy and programs, and public leaders effective at addressing these institutional realities, are central to building the type of country that we all need, and all deserve.  The last year has made it clear -- higher education must play an active role in dismantling systems of white supremacy, democratizing public policy, and improving social equity.  

The Evans School is committed to anti-racist change. Honoring the activism and advocacy of many BIPOC Evans School faculty, staff, and students and allies – past and present - we are  working to transform our institution and our field. 

 We start by:  

  • Increasing access and opportunity for BIPOC students through increased MPA fellowship funding and new programs that support undergraduate students and recent PhD graduates from historically underrepresented communities—thus, expanding pathways to public service for new generations of diverse public service leaders and scholars.
  • Developing an anti-racist student experience by continuing to evolve both content and teaching of the Evans School’s curriculum and supporting students and Student Interest Groups in providing anti-racist programming. 
  • Building anti-racist capacity across the school by working to recruit, retain, and support BIPOC faculty and staff, and increasing investment in diversity and anti-racism trainings and professional development for our faculty, staff, and students. 

This is just the beginning. In the coming weeks and months, expect to hear more from us about how we are advancing these efforts. Together we can be a force within higher education and public affairs education that combats the racism and inequities, both individual and institutional, that persist here and throughout our society. Join us this Husky Giving Day as, together, we lay the foundation to build a stronger and more just world.



It starts with us.
Our Advisory Board is committed to making the Evans School an anti-racist organization and has already committed more than $10,000 in support for Husky Giving Day and has pledged an additional $10,000 that we’ll unlock as soon as we receive 50 gifts.
50 / 50 Gifts
Husky Giving Day Participation Leaderboard
All Areas of Support
Rank Areas of Support Donors
1 Athletics 1,300
2 UW Medicine COVID-19 Response 581
3 College of Arts & Sciences 483
4 School of Public Health 279
5 Foster School of Business 230
6 Undergraduate Academic Affairs 195
7 Allen School 176
8 Student Life 173
9 College of Engineering 167
10 UW Bothell 157
11 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 135
12 College of the Environment 131
13 UW Libraries 107
14 School of Social Work 101
15 Scholarships and Student Aid 92
16 College of Built Environments 91
17 UW Professional & Continuing Education 66
18 Alumni Association 61
19 School of Law 60
20 School of Nursing 59
21 Evans School of Public Policy & Governance 57
22 UW Tacoma 53
23 Information School 41
24 School of Pharmacy 39
25 School of Dentistry 27
26 Kente Graduation Ceremony 25
27 Meany Center for the Performing Arts 24
28 College of Education 21
29 Master of Human-Computer Interaction and Design 21
30 Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture 16
31 UW Rome Center 15
32 Clean Energy Institute 10
33 Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) 10
34 Senior Class Gift 2021 6
35 FIUTS 5
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Rank State Gifts
1 WA 46
2 CA 9
3 DC 2
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