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Equity & Inclusion

Cascadia College values the rich diversity of our students, staff, and faculty and strives to meaningfully include all of the campus community in collectively building a college rooted in equity, social justice, and centering our most vulnerable populations. Moreover, Cascadia prioritizes substantive change over symbolic gestures of solidarity for all of the historically marginalized members of our campus community. Equity & Inclusion at Cascadia is a collective responsibility shared by the entire campus; it is a both an end goal and continual process.

Office of Equity and Inclusion

Strategic direction, consultation, and assistance as a key leader and voice on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion for Cascadia

E&I Council

Moves E&I Plan work forward and discuss supports and solutions as issues and concerns arise

Student Advisory Committee for Equity & Inclusion

Students and staff dedicated to advancing Cascadia’s E&I goals through student advocacy, campus-wide programming, and ongoing discussions

The Center

A welcoming, equitable, and inclusive physical space and environment that promotes strong social connections and encourages students to be social change agents



Thursday, January 14th | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | Zoom

Christian Paige, an Emmy nominated poet, an educator and a passionate community advocate from Tacoma will be the guest speaker. For the last decade, Christian has dedicated himself to eliminating barriers for students in education. As a writer, Paige believes in the responsibility to speak truth to power and to creatively challenge broken ideologies. He believes one of the most important pieces of his identity is his community, his love for it fuels him, inspires him and reminds him of his responsibility to move the world through spoken word and tell the truth at all cost.

“They will forget what you said, they will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou


Cascadia champions meaningful representation of all people’s identities and diverse backgrounds on campus and advocates for consequential inclusion in hiring, decision making, and leadership at all levels. Cascadia maintains that equity and inclusion are institutional priorities and are demonstrated by:

  1. the hiring and retention of qualified individuals in classified, exempt, and faculty positions that represent diverse communities;
  2. engaging in proactive outreach and retention efforts to students who represent diverse communities;
  3. continuing to develop, provide, and support courses that create significant learning experiences around equity, diversity, and power through active learning, critical thinking, communication, and interaction.
  4. allocating relevant and appropriate resources for the implementation of this policy;
  5. being culturally responsive, sensitive, and cognizant of Cascadia’s diversity in campus-wide communications;
  6. providing on-going professional development and learning opportunities regarding equity and inclusion topics;
  7. including an intersectional lens during the decision-making process that affects different segments of the campus community;
  8. conducting annual assessments of Cascadia’s equity and inclusion goals;
  9. providing constructive accountability in order to advance the equity and inclusion goals at Cascadia; and,
  10. engaging in the continual work to eliminate institutional barriers based on biological sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, socioeconomic status, age, military and veteran status, disability, language, culture, and religious beliefs.

Inclusive Campus Pledge

On January 17th, 2017, President Eric Murray and UW Bothell Chancellor Wolf Yeigh signed a pledge to be an inclusive and hate-free campus.


Support at Cascadia

Individuals and groups have particular needs. The following programs, places, and services are to support students at Cascadia:

Focused Support


  • Trevor Lifeline 1.866.488.7386 - Provides crisis intervention, suicide prevention, and life-affirming services to LGBTQ youth ages 13-24.
  • Trans Lifeline 1.877.565.8860

Living with Mental Illness



Students of Color