ALL CLEAR: Nearby police activity has concluded. Campus has reopened.

Mission Statement

Cultivating a learning environment that champions Social Justice


  1. Provide the campus learning opportunities to enhance critical social justice understanding
  2. Provide equitable, diverse, and inclusive program opportunities for student success
  3. Develop and promote equitable, diverse, and inclusive practices in order to create institutional change


Diversity Matters.

The EDI Department includes a Cultural Center, Veterans Student Center, and the Gender Equity Center. EDI is a network of departments working together to foster an inclusive campus community by providing education about diversity, social justice, gender equity, and multiculturalism. We advocate for the persistence and success of student, faculty and staff of color and underrepresented groups through academics, leadership opportunities, support services, programming and college-wide initiatives.

Meet the EDI Staff

Sol Mendez
Program Manager for Cultural Center and Gender Equity Center

The Gender Equity Center (JMB 148) is dedicated to supporting the academic, personal, and professional success of women in the campus community by providing resource referrals, educational programs addressing women’s issues, and a friendly, supportive environment for individuals of all gender identities.

The Cultural Center, located in JMB 146, is a community center/space for students, faculty, and staff to explore their own cultural identities as well as learn about other cultures in a safe, secure environment.

Phone: (206) 934-6831
Office: JMB 148

Sol Mendez


Jerry Brockey Student Center
(JMB 133)


Monday - Thursday:
8:30 am to 5:00 pm

8:30 am to 1:00 pm