The Diversity Center


South Puget Sound Higher Education Diversity Partnership Institute 
February 4, 2015 – Pacific Lutheran University
Mission Statement

We, the South Puget Sound Higher Education Diversity Partnership, are a consortium of public and private colleges and universities whose primary goal is to build positive relationships that nurture respect for our diverse communities.  In addition to supporting efforts on our individual campuses, we commit to working together to develop activities that benefit students, staff, and faculty in all of our institutions and thus, the larger community.  To this end we will meet on a regular basis to share information, expertise, and resources.  It is our belief that collaborative initiatives that nurture human diversity bring more voices to the table and model the value of working together to sustain more supportive communities for all people.

Bates Technical College – Evergreen State College Tacoma – Evergreen State College Olympia – Green River Community College – Highline Community College – Olympic College – Pacific Lutheran University – Pierce College Fort Steilacoom – Pierce College Puyallup – Saint Martin’s University – South Puget Sound Community College – Tacoma Community College – University of Puget Sound – University of Washington
Past Institutes 

2014 - Why do I react & you don't? Navigating Triggering Events

2013 - Economics of Injustice: Partnering for Change

2012 - Path to Competence: The Next Step in Social Justice Education

2011 - Beyond Cultural Competence: The Journey Towards Action and Social Change

2010 - Intersections and Impacts of Poverty and Diversity in Higher Education

2009 - Navigating Systems of Power in Higher Education

2008 - Immigration, citizenship, and Higher Education: Latinos/as in Washington State

2007 - Can we talk?

2006 - Reflections upon Privilege

2005 - Knocking Down Walls...Move!

2004 - Student Voices Informing Strategies for Diversity

2003 - Strengthening Campus Connections

2002 - Faculty Institute 2002