Statement from the President
The Seattle Central College Mission is and continues to be the guiding principle for all of us as we work for educational excellence in a multicultural urban environment that provides opportunities for academic achievement, workplace preparation and service to the community.
Reflected in our Core Values, which strengthen the mission of the college, is the commitment to create a learning environment that is: accessible in providing a safe, healthy and barrier–free campus with learning opportunities to students from varied backgrounds and circumstances; diverse in our valuing of different cultures, races, lifestyles and learning styles; responsive in promoting programs to reflect and anticipate community needs and an international focus in curricula and services; and innovative as we practice a holistic model of student growth and learning.
Seattle Central College is deeply invested in the educational foundations that support equity, social justice and student success. The Strategic Direction 3 in the 2016–2020 Strategic Plan frames our actions to eliminate institutional racism and achieve equity and diversity. In this, we are committed to an inclusive, welcoming and safe teaching and learning environment that honors diverse perspectives and ways of knowing for all of our students and staff.
It is essential that we recognize when and where we have choices and power in our daily lives. For the betterment of our society and our world, we can choose to work together with compassion, kindness, and community. It will take courage, critical reflection and honesty to foster difficult dialogues, strengthen our educational services and act with commitment to equity and diversity.
The ongoing compilation and dissemination of resources available on this website will support a healthy, dynamic, engaged campus climate. We value an environment of civil discourse and actions that is framed by the dignity and uniqueness of every person and the respect of a multiplicity of beliefs, opinions and world views.
Sheila Edwards Lange, Ph.D.
Civic Engagement Resources
- Seattle Central Nondiscrimination Policy (Title IX)
- Seattle Colleges District Policy 419 – Discrimination and Harassment
- Seattle Colleges District Procedure 419 – Discrimination and Harassment
Safety & Security
To report a bias or hate related incident, please contact the Public Safety Department.
Public Safety Department
Campus and Classroom Resources
- Engaging in Conversations about Gender, Race and Ethnicity
- Community Engagement Norms (pdf)
- Canvas and Syllabus Language (pdf)
- Guide to Teaching Resources for Social Justice
- Seattle Colleges Employee Services: Discrimination & Harassment
- Washington State Employee Assistance Program
The Seattle Colleges District and Washington State have policies concerning the use of public space. Please review the below information.
- Seattle Colleges District Policy 250: Use of Seattle College District Facilities
- Seattle Colleges District Policy 251: Visitation by External Agencies
- Seattle Colleges District Policy 270: Use of Seattle College District Facilities by College Groups and Non–College Groups for First Amendment Activities
- Chapter 132F–136 WAC: Use of College Facilities
- Chapter 132F–142 WAC: Use of Facilities for First Amendment Activities
- RCW 28B.50.140: Boards of Trustees–Power and Duties
Resources are available in the region to support our students, employees and community.