image no hate  Amidst this environment of national rhetoric and fear, Cascadia College is emphasizing its commitment to the principles of pluralism, social justice, and cultural richness that guide our institution. We have these values so that all of our students can reach their fullest potential. We will not tolerate behaviors that serve to marginalize individuals or groups. Those who bully, direct hate, or incite violence will be held accountable. This is neither quick nor easy work. There is no one blueprint to guide colleges through such complexity and ambiguity. We are learning together, in real time, how best to respond to questions, provide comfort and safety, and hold space for those who are struggling to understand, while simultaneously protecting free speech.

This page is dedicated to efforts on campus intended to: 

  • Provide opportunities for individuals to share their experiences and their fears in a safe setting
  • Raise awareness of how our national climate and evolving policies affect us locally 
  • Direct individuals to campus resources
  • Give administration information for developing responses or additional resources to help prevent instances of unwanted behavior
  • Help us move forward and learn together

Inclusive Campus Pledge [full document]


EVENT

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Bias Incident Response Team

Contact a member of the CARE Team to initiate the response

Student Success Services is assembling a team and creating a process to respond to and document bias incidents on campus.

Writing on the Wall

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Month of May

 HOW DO YOU COPE WITH STRESS AND ANXIETY? As a part of mental health wellness month, please share how you deal with stress when things get rough? Do you dance? Go for a walk? Or just hang with your friends? We are looking positive, healthy ways of dealing with stress and anxiety. Let us know your favorite method and learn what your classmates and friends do when they feel over whelmed.

Freedom of Expression Wall

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(ongoing)

If you want to post information about an organization, a group, an event, an initiative, or an opportunity that is not associated with Cascadia, this is the space for that. Please respect posted guidelines.

UW Library Resource Guide Available online or at the campus Library

The Library Resource Guide has four sections:

  1. Selected materials on free speech, hate speech and academic freedom
  2. Civil discourse: resources to help in having challenging conversations, in the classroom and beyond
  3. Fake news – identifying fake news, fact checking organizations, etc.
  4. Giving Back: some websites that allow you to search for volunteer or charitable giving opportunities