Here's some information about new LGBTQ initiative
You may have heard about the new LGBTQ initiative Edmonds CC recently implemented.
As part of the registration process, students enrolling here and at other Washington
community and technical colleges statewide are now being asked to answer two optional
questions about gender identity and sexual orientation.
Students are encouraged to provide this confidential information so the colleges can design and implement programs and services that provide meaningful and rewarding learning opportunities for all students.
The student-driven LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) Student Success Task Force Initiative took shape at the 2011 Washington Community and Technical College (CTC) Students’ Legislative Voice Academy. The CTC’s Educational Services Committee endorsed the plan in 2012, with financial support from the Washington State Student Services Commission.
“We’re glad that this state initiative is moving forward,” said Rae Ellen Raes, Dean of Enrollment and Financial Services.
“Collecting this data is the first step in identifying how we might do a better job
in supporting our students' needs and their success. It speaks to our mission of strengthening
our diverse community by helping students access educational and career opportunities
in a supportive environment that encourages success, innovation, service, and lifelong
“We are committed to promoting a safe and inclusive learning environment for LGBTQ students at Edmonds Community College. We want all of our students to feel welcomed, included, and respected. Collecting this data will allow us to know more about our students and be better prepared to design and develop courses and college programs that reflect students’ diverse perspectives and experiences.”
To see an FAQ about the LGBTQ initiative, go to a link at Enrollment Services.