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About the Cultural Center

Established in January 2005, Cultural Center of the Diversity and Retention Department provides education about diversity, social justice, gender equity, and multiculturalism. We advocate for the academic persistence and success of students of color and underrepresented groups through leadership opportunities, support services programming, and college-wide initiatives.

The Cultural Center empowers student leaders, whom we call Commissioners, to explore, celebrate, and educate the campus community about the diversity among us. We offer an inclusive and reflective space, multicultural programming, and support services that encourage positive interaction, academic persistence, and growth among students, faculty, and staff.


  • Computer Work Stations
  • Educational Cultural Events
  • Fun & Inviting Atmosphere
  • Multicultural Library


Devan Rodgers
African American Commissioner


John Eklof

Frequently Asked Questions

Our center is open and inclusive spaces where you can hang out, use a computer, study, talk to other students of get advice from staff, and access any of our services and resources.
We host many events that promote campus diversity and inclusiveness. Our events include education speakers, movie screening, and multicultural celebrations such as Lunar New Year, Dia de los Muertos, etc.
No. you are always welcome and encouraged to attend our events and use our services.
There are several ways to get involved with our programs and department. Feel free to stop by the center or call the coordinator to sign up for event volunteering or find out about future employment and student leadership opportunities.

Cultural Center Textbook Lending Program

The Textbook Lending Program, formerly known as the Textbook Loan Library, began in 2003 by the Office of Diversity & Retention. It is a FREE resource available at South Seattle College in which eligible students can check out one textbook per academic quarter.
All currently enrolled students at South Seattle College who have completed at least ONE quarter at SSCC.

Starting Fall Quarter 2011, we will begin using online applications and paper applications will no longer be accepted. On the SECOND day of the every Quarter, the Cultural Center will open at 11 am for students to fill out online applications.

You cannot fill out an online application prior to this time, and you must fill it out at the Cultural Center. Please check the inventory list beforehand! There is an inventory list outside the Cultural Center, or you can email

If you returned your textbook in late Fall Quarter (past 12/16/2011), you will not be able to check out a textbook during Winter Quarter. Please check on your status during Spring Quarter.

You can use a driver's license, passport, or state ID, or purchase a SSCC photo ID card for $5.00 at the Cashier's Office in the Robert Smith Building.


Jerry Brockey Student Center
(JMB 146)


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