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

Services We Provide:

  • Multi-faith Prayer and Lactation Space
  • Welcoming and Relaxed Environment
  • Computer Access and Printer
  • Events Promoting Social Justice
  • Textbook Lending Program
  • Coffee, Tea, and Snacks

Our History

Our office originated as the Cultural Center and the Gender Equity Center, both founded in 2005. The two offices merged in 2017, to become the Center for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (CEID). We carry on the goal of supporting the academic, professional, and personal success of multicultural students of all genders. We strive to accomplish this goal through providing a supportive environment, resource and scholarship information, in addition to the services mentioned above. CEID empowers student leaders, whom we call Student Commissioners, to explore, celebrate, and educate the campus community about gender, racial, and cultural equity.

CEID Initiatives

DRUM Lunch and Learn
(Diverse Readings to Understand Multiculturalism)

Faculty, staff, and students are welcomed to join this quarterly activity. For more information, contact Sol Mendez.

DRUM stands for Diverse Readings to Understand Multiculturalism. The lunch and learn was initiated to bring campus members together to explore and create dialogue around the many facets of diversity. We live in an increasingly multicultural society where we are constantly learning and evolving our own ideas about the world through other peoples’ experiences. If you are looking for a fun and safe environment to discuss these issues, this is the activity for you!

Leadership Training Opportunities

The Center for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity annually hires and trains a team of student leaders who will support the academic, personal, and professional success of its constituents in the campus community by providing resource referrals, educational programs addressing pertinent issues impacting students and by creating a friendly and supportive environment for all.

Multicultural Events and Programs

For a full list of programs check out South’s Calendar of Events.

Resources, Referrals, and Advocacy

For your social and educational needs, textbooks and diversity books/films loan libraries can be found at the Center for Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity. You will find several resources, we encourage you to come by and visit!

BIRST (Bias Incident Response/Support Team)

Student Services at South Seattle College has a Bias Incident Response/Support Team (BIRST) to address campus climate and advocate for persons affected by bias motivated incidents. Learn more here.

Our Staff

Sol Damaris Mendez
Program Manager, Center for Equity, Inclusion
& Diversity
Phone: (206) 934-6831

Office hours by appointment

Sol Damaris Mendez

Sonia Vallejo
Student Commissioner

Sonia Vallejo

Derrick Morris
Student Commissioner

Derrick Morris


Jerry Brockey Student Center
(JMB 146/148)



Monday - Friday:

8:00 am to 4:30 pm


Phone: (206) 934-6831

Email: EquityInclDiv.South@