Student Support & Services
You've Got Options
As you work towards your goals at Green River College you will face many challenges, both in and out of the classroom. Know that you are not alone.
Our faculty and staff can help connect you with the tools to overcome those challenges. If at any time you need assistance, the following support and services are available to all members of the Gator family.
A print friendly version of these resources is also available for download: Green River College Student Support & Services [PDF]
"I am experiencing barriers getting access and support to services within the community and on campus."
A partnership between the Progress & Completion Center and the United Way of King County designed to help students connect with support services at Green River College and in the community.
Per the Governor's phased re-opening plan, all Green River College students, faculty and staff must confirm they are not experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, muscle aches, or new loss of taste or smell) each day when accessing a GRC facility.
"I am experiencing financial barriers keeping me from continuing their studies at Green River."
Emergency funding for students to close small (usually less than $500), but critical financial gaps that would otherwise cause a student to drop out.
Acute Help Cards
"I am experiencing immediate financial difficulty that can be bridged with food or school supply help."
Students experiencing hunger or don’t have the gas they need to get home or to class can receive Gator Grill, Safeway, and Paper Tree Bookstore gift cards to help.
For more information talk to any GRC Faculty or Staff.
"I am experiencing mental health difficulties."
Confidential, short-term mental health counseling and wellness education provided to students for free.
For more information visit Counseling Services, call 253-833-9111, ext. 2460 or visit SA-231.
"I am in need of a little extra food immediately."
The Gator Pantry provides free food assistance to students on a temporary basis and connects them to longer-term resources in the community.
To access the Food Pantry, please contact Campus Safety at 253-288-3350 to be given access.
Monday – Friday: 8 p.m. - 5 p.m.
"I am a dislocated worker or low income student experiencing life barriers."
Workforce Education administers programs that provide free or reduced tuition to students who qualify. A number of our programs also assist with books, fees, and, in some cases, educational supplies.
For more information visit Workforce Education.
"I am using public transportation."
Through a new Green River partnership with Orca-to-Go, Green River students will soon be able to sign up for Orca cards directly on campus.
For information about the Orca-to-Go card visit: orcacard.com
Call: 1-888-988-6722 (TTY Relay: 711)
"I am in need of a ride nearby."
Safety Rides provides rides for all students to and from CCA, nearby apartments, home shares, Holman Library and local stores near Green River College’s main campus.
Sunday —Thursday: 3 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Fridays & Saturdays: 3 p.m. - 2 a.m.
"I am looking for scholarships."
More than 300 Green River College Foundation scholarships available to be used for tuition, fees, books, and required supplies at Green River College.
Violence Prevention Center
"I am or I know someone who has experienced violence."
The Violence Prevention Center provides support and resources to all members of the campus community that have experienced stalking, harassment, sexual assault and relationship violence. The VPC is a safe and peaceful space with access to a variety of free self-care items.
For more information please visit the Violence Prevention Center.
Tutoring & Resource Centers
"I am in need of help with my studies."
GRC has a number of places to get tutoring with a number of subjects.
For more information visit the Tutoring & Resources page. Or on campus visit these locations:
Tutoring & Resource Center (HL - 2nd floor)
Math Learning Center (CH-313)
Writing & Reading Center (RLC-173)
Public Speaking Center (HL-150)
"I am in need of technology, books, or help with research."
Holman Library serves the students, faculty, and staff of Green River College by providing the resources and services necessary to ensure access to information and development of information literacy skills.
Please visit the Holman Library to explore all of the resources and services we provide. You can also ask specific questions using our Ask a Librarian page.