Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Welcome to the Office of Diversity Equity, & Inclusion!


The Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (O.D.E.I.) creates inclusive spaces that promote intellectual discourse, diverse leadership and social justice among students, staff, faculty, and our surrounding communities.

We aim to empower, enhance, educate, encourage, and engage our diverse populations to have ownership of their narratives and to succeed in their educational journeys.

Commencement Achievement Program

The Commencement Achievement Program (CAP) prepares students to navigate the college system. CAP works specifically to ensure the academic and social success of historically underserved and underrepresented students by providing innovative and high quality programs, services, and resources.

Become a CAP Student! As a CAP Student, you have access to our FREE programs, services and resources. All current Green River College students are eligible for CAP. For more information on eligibility and requirements, contact Leilani Salu, Program Coordinator, at lsalu@greenriver.edu

Apply for CAP        Submit a Book Request         Schedule an Appointment

Our Services

Peer Navigating & Mentorship

Peer Navigators are students who help other students navigate the college system. Many of our Peer Navigators learned how to navigate college themselves--often the first in their families to attend college.

Diversity Programming & Events

ODEI hosts, sponsors, and partners to provide events and programming in the form of workshops, presentations, seminars, trainings, keynotes, and student forums pertaining to the subjects of diversity, leadership, social justice, cultural awareness, equity, intersectionality, and inclusion.

Inclusive & Safe Spaces

Safe and welcoming environments for all of our students to build community and solidarity. Students are able to study, attend study tables with peer navigators, use computers, network with student leaders, build community, and host group meetings.

Passport to Careers

The Passport to Career program is administered by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) and helps current and former foster youth and unaccompanied homeless enroll, persist, and complete a postsecondary education.

Diversity Clubs & Organizations

Students in diversity clubs and organizations receive advice, support, and mentorship from ODEI. These student-led groups collaborate to mentor their participants to create events and programming for their constituents. For the newest list of active clubs and orgs, please contact Collin at cveenstra@greenriver.edu 

Internship Opportunities

Are you looking for a volunteer/internship opportunity? Our office provides leadership development opportunities for currently enrolled Green River Students.

Book Loan Program

Do you need help paying for books? Our students can loan up to four books each quarter at no cost. Learn how you can utilize our Book Loan Program!

Office Assistants

Office Assistants connect students to the Commencement Achievement Program and introduce them to the programming, referrals, resources, and services provided by ODEI.

Meet Our Staff

Student & Community Resources

Contact Us

Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2803
Email: diversity@greenriver.edu

Bilingual Services Line

Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2801

Our office provides over ten different languages every year to provide verbal and written translation services. ODEI’s bilingual service line is a great resource for students, staff, faculty, and GRC community to access and receive support from an available ODEI representative. Languages vary depending on the demand and annual hiring cohort.

Stay Connected


Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
8:00am - 5:00pm PST
8:00am - 4:30pm PST
Saturday - Sunday

Zoom Lobby Hours 

Tuesdays & Thursdays
11:00am - 3:00pm
or by appointment

Book Loan Hours*

Monday - Thursday
10:00am - 2:00pm
Friday - Sunday

*For pickup, requests and inquiries about Book Loan Program


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Mel Lindbloom Student Union
Second Floor, Campus Life Office 240

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