Stay Civically Engaged with UW Impact

Each legislative session, UW Impact mobilizes alumni and friends of the UW to champion state investment in higher education. Your advocacy has helped secure funding for the Washington College Grant, expansion of high demand degree programs, student support services, and more.

But what do we do when the Legislature isn’t in session? We offer programs to keep you informed about and engaged in the democratic process, we provide graduating seniors with information to stay registered to vote, we host advocacy trainings to prepare advocates for session, and we partner with units and departments to bring you information on emerging policy issues.

So what’s happening this fall?

Huskies Building Bridges, October 3-6: A small cohort of UW alumni applied and were selected for Civic Saturday training with Citizen University. Learn more here and stay connected to learn about future opportunities.

Husky Caucus + NextGen Civic Leaders, October 25: UW Impact is bringing together UW students who aspire to public service with elected Huskies serving in state and local government. Know a student who might be interested? Contact us at

What the Law Can (and Can’t) Do About AI and Misinformation, November 2: Join UW Impact and the Center for an Informed Public for a fascinating look at the intersection of public policy and AI, featuring Prof. Ryan Calo of the UW School of Law. More information and registration here.

UW Impact Advocacy Training, December 7: Learn how to be an effective advocate for the UW and higher ed this session – and which issues alumni will be championing. To register, contact us at **Note date change to January 4**

District Dawgs recruitment, ongoing: We’ve recruited 15 NEW District Dawgs since May, stumping for the UW in various districts statewide. Wow! Learn more and join us here.