Commencement Achievement Program (CAP)

What we offer

Commencement Achievement Program (CAP) Services: 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.

Diversity Programming & Events: O.D.E.I. hosts, sponsors, and partners to provide events and programming in the forms of workshops, presentations, trainings, student-forums, and conferences pertaining to the subjects of diversity, leadership, social justice, diversity, equity, intersectionality, and inclusion. We also collaborate with the Green River Diversity & Equity Council on the Diversity Educational Series, which happen every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at various locations. Islamic Awareness Week, Fiesta Latina (Cinco de Mayo), Black Excellence, and Students of Color Conference are some of the events and programs we host, partner, and sponsor every year.

Peer Navigating & Advising: Peer Navigators are student leaders who provide assistance with transitioning into college.  They help locating financial resources, registering for classes and getting involved in campus through quarterly and yearly events to ensure students' success at Green River.

Book Loan Program: Eligible students can utilize this service to check out books for free, any quarter. In addition, there is funding to purchase: books, access codes and calculators for students. For complete details, students are advised to visit our office and see ODEI's Coordinators.

Funding Options for School: Students receive one-on-one direct service assistance with: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), Washington Application for Federal Student Aid (WAFSA), financial aid, scholarships, internships and employment opportunities.

Bilingual Services: Many ODEI staff are bilingual. Our office provides over ten different languages every year to provide verbal and written translation services. ODEI's bilingual service line (ext. 2801) 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 demand and annual hiring cohort.

Academic Support: Students can receive one-on-one academic assistance by scheduling appointments with our peer navigators. Each one of them provide support in different subjects depending on the peer navigators' areas of expertise. 

Diversity Clubs & Orgs: Students in diversity clubs and orgs can receive advice, support and mentorship from O.D.E.I. These student-led groups collaborate and mentor their participants to create events and programming for their constituents.

Passport to Careers: Foster youth are encouraged to seek help from our office to help with academic needs, resources, and funding.

Whulshootseed Lounge: Named after the language of the Muckleshoot tribe, the Whulshootseed Lounge is a safe and welcoming environment for all of our students to build community and solidarity. It's a space that honors, respects and recognizes the First Peoples of this land. Students are welcome to use the Whulshootseed Lounge located on the second floor of the Mel Lindbloom Student Union Building office 240 to study, network and socialize.

Meditation & Reflection Room: Students can utilize the Twin Peaks room 152 located on the first floor of the Mel Lindbloom Student Union building for meditation, reflection, and relaxation time.

Diversity Training: Our office provides cultural competency trainings for: staff, students/faculty and greater Auburn community.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday - Sunday

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Contact Us

Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Front Desk Line:
253-833-9111, ext. 2803

Bilingual Services Line:
253-833-9111, ext. 2801 

Marwa Almusawi
Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2636

Benjamin Lealofi
Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2659

Elizabeth Rangel
Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2802

Fernando Yanez-Martinez
Program Coordinator
Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 2803


Mel Lindbloom Student Union

Second Floor, Campus Life Office 240