Diversity, A Core Value

Diversity, A Core Value

The ​Diversity Advisory Council advises the President and the Executive Leadership Team on enhancing diversity, multiculturalism and equal opportunity for all aspects of the college’s mission. As a campus-wide group, the council supports diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives across the college.

The council represents all of Olympic College’s mission areas, and student, staff and faculty groups. Working together, council members enhance communication and collaboration across campuses and departments.

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Contact Us

Contact one of the Diversity Advisory Committee Co-Chairs below, or email @email.


Meetings, Membership & Funding Opportunities


The Diversity Advisory Council meets monthly with an agenda of supporting the Olympic College community in creating an inclusive and welcoming environment where diversity is an asset, equity is the ideal and commitment to growth is genuine. 

The council connects individuals responsible for diversity-related efforts to further the college’s interest in supporting and promoting diversity and equal opportunity.

For information, contact @email.

Our Commitment to Equity

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Our Commitment to Equity

Olympic College promotes inclusive practices that leverage diverse perspectives, talents, experiences, and cultures as catalysts for educational excellence. We strive to ensure that all members of the College community enjoy equal opportunity and equitable outcomes.

Find out more by visiting our Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Multicultural Services and the OC Library Guide to Social Justice.

Each quarter, the College host events that showcase our diverse students, faculty and staff. These events offer an opportunity to learn, share and grow. 


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All Olympic College students pursuing associate degrees are required to complete at least five credits of Diversity & Social Justice approved course work. These courses prepare students to lead responsibly with critical tools and skills for examining topics such as race, class, gender, sexuality, ability, and sustainability.

For more info, visit the Diversity & Social Justice Requirement webpage. 

For a complete listing of approved Diversity & Social Justice classes, visit the College Catalog

Land Acknowledgement

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Land Acknowledgement

Land Acknowledgement is a statement recognizing and respecting Native People as traditional guardians of the land and the enduring relationship between the Native Peoples and their traditional territories.

Olympic College honors and acknowledges that the land on which we meet, learn, and work is the aboriginal territory of the People of the Clear Salt Waters, specifically the Suquamish and Duwamish Tribes (for OC Bremerton and OC Poulsbo) and the Squaxin Island and Skokomish Tribes (for OC Shelton).

We also acknowledge and appreciate the enduring presence and deep traditional knowledge of the Indigenous People with whom we share this land today.

We pay our respects to the People of the Clear Salt Waters and their Elders—past, present and emerging. We also acknowledge the important role the Suquamish and Duwamish Tribes (for OC Bremerton and OC Poulsbo) and the Squaxin Island and Skokomish Tribes (for OC Shelton) continue to play within the People of the Clear Salt Waters’ territory.

Thank you to OC Multicultural Services and Valarie St. Pierre- Hodge, President of the Native American and Indigenous Student Club, for allowing this adaption of their land acknowledgment.

Council Members