Student Affairs

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Lena Chow

Our Mission

The Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion is committed to the creation of a more welcoming, inclusive and supportive environment based on knowledge, acceptance and respect for all at Green River College. We work to promote intellectual discourse, leadership and social justice among students, staff, faculty and our surrounding communities.

First Peoples Conference

We would like to invite you to the 4th annual First People's Conference on November 17, 2015! This year's theme is, "Out of the Shadows and Into the Sun." The event will take place in the Student Affairs & Success Center (SA) from 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. This is a great space for educators and attendees who wish to achieve: cultural exchange, community empowerment, pursuit of higher education, knowledge development and identity awareness.

Registration cost is for dinner only and are as follows: $15 GRC students, $20 Non-GRC students and $25 Non-students. Payments can be made online here. For more information and to register, view the flyer and apply online.



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About Us


To Affirm and value all differences

To recruit, retain and graduate underserved student populations

To educate and enrich the campus and surrounding communities.

To strengthen community partnerships with Green River College

To honor, celebrate and embrace different groups and their unique contributions to the American Mosaic.

To act as a resource for multicultural issues.

To facilitate activities, programs, and dialogue campus-wide to promote diversity throughout the college community.

To provide leadership and guidance to advisors and student clubs:

  • Black Student Union
  • Asian Student Union
  • Queer and Allies (Q&A)
  • First Nations Club
  • Latino Student Union (LSU)

Commencement Achievement Program (CAP)

The mission of the Commencement Achievement Program (CAP) at Green River College is to prepare students to navigate the college system. CAP works specifically to ensure the academic and social success of historically underserved and underrepresented students.

Peer Navigators

What are Peer Navigators? First and foremost, they provide peer navigation. Our Peer Navigators are students, just like you, who had to learn how to navigate college themselves-many were the first in their families to attend college. Peer Navigators can provide assistance with transitioning into college - locating financial resources, registering for classes, and getting involved on campus - to ensure your success at Green River.

The Passport to College

The Passport to College Promise Scholarship program is for former foster youth to attend college in Washington State.

The scholarship is funded through the State of Washington and is administered in collaboration with the College Success Foundation (CSF).

If you are a Green River student receiving this scholarship, or believe you might be eligible, contact Michael Tuncap.


Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion offers workshops and presentations throughout the year. Take a look; if you like what you see, add it to your calendar. If you have questions, please call 253-833-9111, ext. 2666.

This website will provide you with updates on our progress as well as contact information and resource links.

Diversity Course Requirement

For information on the Diversity Course Requirement go to the website

President's Commission on Diversity

The Green River President's Commission on Diversity is a representative, cross-campus group. The commission builds on our shared desire that all of our students be successful.

The Charge of the President's Commission on Diversity is: To oversee, lead and ensure the implementation of the Washington State Community and Technical Colleges Framework for Diversity at Green River College.

Learn more about the framework for diversity.

Diversity Now Offers Bi-lingual Services

Green River College and the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion provides Spanish services to students. Jimena Mascaro, Mayra Rodriguez & Alexandro Maldonado are available to assist if you need referral or translation services. These services will include, peer navigation of Green River campus and peer mentoring, academic and personal advising quarterly support workshops, community service opportunities and resource referrals for on and off-campus services.


Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Contact Us

Michael Tuncap
Lindbloom Student Center, LC-262
Phone: (253) 833-9111 ext. 2403

Marwa Almusawi
Assistant Director
Phone: (253) 833-9111 ext. 2636

Benjamin Lealofi
Program Coordinator
Phone: (253) 833-9111 ext. 2659
Department phone: (253) 833-9111 ext. 2659