Identity Programs & Retreats

Students of Color Retreat

The Students of Color Retreat (SOCR) is an annual fall retreat for students who identify as students of color or non white identify students. This is a space to explore cultural conditioning around race, validate experiences pertaining to race and other intersecting identities and cultivate community.

2021 SOC Retreat

Friday September 17th – Saturday September 18th

Sista Circle

Sista* Circle strives to be a safe space for womxn, nonbinary, femme, and trans people of color by providing opportunities to discuss self-love, colorism, growth, and the challenges and joys of being us.
*In this space, we use sista instead of sister because too often sister means cis-ter. We are a space committed to inclusion and celebration of the diverging experiences of those who identify as womxn, trans, femme, or non-binary. #SisnotCis

2021 Sista Circle

Biweekly on Mondays @ 6pm-7:30pm Starting 9/20 

SOC Snack Pop-Ups

Students of Color are invited to join The Diversity Center and Students of Color Wing for a mid week hangout and snack.

Fall 2021



PLUS 100 - SOC

Transitions to PLU (PLUS 100) – SOCC are courses designed to be an exclusive space for incoming students of color to establish goals and develop a plan for success during their first year at PLU. This course is designed to identify and overcome unforeseen barriers in adjusting to college academic and social life. You will build community connections, academic support and personal wellness skills within the context of PLU values of diversity, justice and sustainability. This course is being instructed by Nicole Jordan who works in the Center for Gender Equity as the Coordinator. She/they is a PLU alumni and is passionate about finding ways for students of color to navigate and thrive in a dominantly white college campus culture.

Fall 2021 PLUS 100 – SOC

Tues, 10-11:30am or Wed, 12:30-1:30pm

Queer Student Retreat

The Queer Student Retreat is a gathering for PLU students who identify as LGBTQ2A+. Students attending the Queer Student Retreat will make connections, build community, engage in meaningful conversations, explore issues of identity, celebrate the energies and initiatives of the LGBTQ2A+ community at PLU and have an all around good time.

2021 QSR

Saturday October 9th

Gold Group

Created by undocumented students, for undocumented students, our group and our meetings provide a space to connect with community members, share on and off-campus resources, and learn about opportunities for engagement, advocacy, leadership and more.  For general questions about the group or information to join, please contact us at

Fall 2021 Meetings



The CAVE is a home-away-from-home for PLU commuter students to find community, rest between classes, and connect to campus resources.  CAVE Advocates serve as peer student mentors who welcome all into the space and create community programs.

Fall 2021 Hours


PLUS 100 - Commuter Students

This section of Transitions to PLU (PLUS 100) – Commuter Students will specifically be designed for off-campus and commuter students who are interested in developing community, leadership styles, and thriving as an undergraduate. As you transition to college, this course will help you establish goals and develop a plan for success during your first year at PLU. Affirming and utilizing your past experiences (i.e., what you bring with you to PLU), you will identify resources, develop strategies, and hone skills and capacities for college success.  This course is taught by Luke Ruiz, Assistant Director for The Diversity Center. He strongly believes in utilizing public transportation to navigate our cities and really enjoys connecting with students as they drop by The CAVE while on campus.

Fall 2021 PLUS 100 – Commuter

Thurs, 4-5:30pm