Cultivating a learning environment that champions Social Justice
- Provide the campus learning opportunities to enhance critical social justice understanding
- Provide equitable, diverse, and inclusive program opportunities for student success
- Develop and promote equitable, diverse, and inclusive practices in order to create institutional change
The Diversity & Retention Department includes an Office of Diversity & Retention, President’s Committee on Diversity and Retention, a Cultural Center, Veterans Student Center, and the Women’s Center. Diversity & Retention 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 Diversity & Retention Staff
Director – Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
The Director is responsible for the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, which includes the Cultural, Gender Equity, and Veterans Student Centers.
Phone: (206) 934-6455
Office hours: M-Th, 8:30 am - 5 pm
Office: JMB 135
Cultural Center Coordinator
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) 934-7950
Office: JMB 146
Gender Equity Center Coordinator
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.
Phone: (206) 934-6831
Office: JMB 148
Veterans Student Center Coordinator
The Veterans Student Center is a Resource for Service, Learning, and Leadership in our Global Community
(206) 934-5308 or
Office: Robert Smith Building/Information Desk CAS 120