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Build Your Potential - Campus Resources

So, you’re a motivated student with strong grades, passion and great ambition. Excellent! Here you'll find a list of on-campus resources that can help you make the most of your UW Tacoma experience. 

Click the buttons below if you'd like to:

Challenge Yourself Academically

  • The Global Honors Program is the University of Washington Tacoma's interdisciplinary honors program, adding distinction to the bachelor's degree. It offers a global curriculum, a stimulating learning environment, and an active community of high-achieving students. Through rigorous core seminars, immersive study abroad opportunities, and extra-curricular events, honors scholars embark on enriching pathways to community leadership and global citizenship.
  • Talk to faculty in your discipline about how to get started on research, scholarly work, or creative projects outside the classroom. Start on your department’s website
  • Get involved in an Honor Society:

Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honor Society

Golden Key International Honour Society

Explore Career Options

Our Career Development Office can assist you in planning for your successful professional growth beyond UW Tacoma.

Get Involved on Campus or in the Community

Find a Mentor

The Office of Equity & Inclusion offers the hugely popular Student Success Mentoring Program (SSMP). Apply, and you’ll be paired with a terrific faculty or staff member on campus.

And remember to forge relationships with faculty on your own!

Learn About Competitive Fellowships

The Office of Student Fellowships & Awards is here to support engaged students like you in their applications to nationally competitive fellowships as well as some UW-wide opportunities. Not sure what a fellowship is? Find out on their website or better still, attend one of the upcoming info sessions.

Study Abroad

Want to spend some time in a place outside the U.S.? Contact the Office of International Programs for a variety of study abroad opportunities.

Tutor or Teach

  • Get experience tutoring at our Teaching and Learning Center. You can work either as a writing or math/quantitative skills tutor.
  • If you'd like to support a Tacoma area high school student with their college applications, take a look at the STEPS mentor program.


2015 Rangel Scholar Omer Adam with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry