The Green River College Promise:

We commit to be an anti-racist institution where all students, faculty, and staff receive the access, resources, and services needed to achieve their educational, career, and personal goals. Green River College makes social and economic justice, equity, and inclusion our highest priorities.

The Green River College definition of equity encompasses all identities, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, economic status, gender identity, sexual identity, disability, religion/spirituality, immigration status, age, and culture. We understand individual needs vary widely, and the effects of discrimination and historical oppression must be taken into account while aiming for equitable opportunities and outcomes for all.

Let this be a call to action to all members of the Green River College Community: everyone must contribute to this on-going effort to achieve equity for all.

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Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion champions diversity, equity, and inclusion principles to create an inclusive and accessible environment, fostering intellectual discourse, diverse leadership, and social justice within our institution and its surrounding communities.

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Indigenous Student Success Center

The ISSC strives to create a welcoming and inclusive learning environment for American Indian, Alaskan Native, First Nations & Indigenous students at Green River College. Our center is committed to helping our students by being their voice, helping them achieve their educational goals and beyond.

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LGBTQ+ Resources

For many students, college provides a beautiful time and opportunity for exploring a multitude of identities, which includes (but not limited to) sexual identity, gender expression, and more. This resource page provides resources for support, advocacy, campus involvement and information for the queer community and their allies to be successful at GRC.

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Disability Support Services

Working with students in a confidential, respectful, & safe environment to identify & develop reasonable accommodations; to ensure equal opportunity & access of academic & professional goals.

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Veteran Services & Lounge

Veteran Services serves as a resource for all veterans and military-connected students utilizing GI benefits by providing support and referrals throughout campus and our community.

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Student Affinity Groups, Clubs & Orgs

Whether you are looking to meet new people, share a common interest, plan campus events or volunteer, there is a club for you! Being involved with a Green River student group is a great way to connect with the Gator community and build relationships with fellow students, staff and faculty.

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Equity-Centered Strategic Plan

Green River’s Equity-Centered Strategic Plan serves as the guiding document for the College’s work over the next five years. This Plan lays out a vision, mission, and set of values which define the work and future pathways for the College toward building and acting within a more equitable community.

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Employee Resources on GatorNet

View a full list of committees, councils, caucus and affinity groups at Green River College (Note: GRC Employee login required to access).

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Voting & Civic Duty

Excercise your right to vote! Washington State votes by mail. Vote by mail is convenient and gives you extra time to learn about the ballot measures and candidates before casting your vote. Learn more and register to vote today.

AANHPI Heritage Month

May | Honoring Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

First established in 1978 as Asian Pacific American Heritage Week, the celebration was expanded to "Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month” in 1990. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants. Join GRC as we explore the evolution of the names used to solidify a movement and combat the history of American Imperialism and modern racist stereotypes.

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Arab American Heritage Month

April | A Guide to Celebrating Arab American Heritage in Education

Green River’s Arab Student Association upholds the importance of Arab American Heritage Month. As a group whose narrative is often misconstrued, we believe it is crucial to spend time understanding and learning about Arab American identity and culture. This month, we plan to work with our peers and organizations such as the Muslim Student Association (MSA), KGRG-FM, and the Holman Library to promote understanding and celebrate Arab identity.

Learn more about Arab American Heritage Month


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Women's History Month

March | Celebrating Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The National Women’s History Month’s theme for 2024 celebrates Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. The theme recognizes women throughout the country who understand that, for a positive future, we need to eliminate bias and discrimination entirely from our lives and institutions.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we will be sharing stories from across Green River College of the diverse career experiences and challenges overcome and the unique paths taken to joining the Gator family. Click on the stories below to learn more.

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Black History Month

February | Honoring Black Excellence at GRC

During the month of February, we commemorate Black History Month, recognizing the enduring contributions, leadership, activism, and resilience of Black and African American individuals both past and present within Green River College, SE King County, and the nation.

While Black History Month is observed nationally annually, Black history is American history and members of the Black community at GRC make a difference every day of the year.

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DEI Events

The Diversity Educational Series (DES) offers educational opportunities and forums to engage in dialogue, learning, and capacity building as it relates to diversity, equity & inclusion matters. We seek to create space for the representation of voices, knowledge, expertise, and narratives of underrepresented communities.

Recent Stories

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