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Students of Color Conference

Washington State Multicultural Services Directors' Council

The Students of Color Conference provides students with the opportunity to develop leadership skills and strategies through a series of workshops and events. Students will also be able to explore more of their own identity group affiliations and how that impact plays a part in their lives as college students. Students will be able to network with other student leaders from Washington State colleges.

The Conference will take place from April 23-25, 2020 and selected students must be able to attend the entire 3 days.


Students will be selected based on the application, rubric criteria, and must be in good academic standing with the university. Priority will be given to those who have not attended SOCC before. 

If selected, Conference and Training Fund will be covering all costs, including transportation. For questions please contact or visit WCG 102. 

Participants are required to participate in pre and post conference programming. All meetings will be held in WCG 104. See dates below.

Acceptance Meeting (choose one)

  • Wednesday, March 4 , 2020 - 12:30pm-1:30pm
  • Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 12:30pm-1:30pm

Workshop Meeting (choose one)

  • Monday, April 6, 2020 - 12:30pm-1:30pm

Pre-Departure Meeting (choose one)

  • Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - 12:30pm-1:30pm
  • Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 12:30pm-1:30pm


"I needed this conference to help me find ways to speak out and to understand my self-worth in my classes, my campus, and my society."

"I learned that the weight of systemic inequality does not rest on my small community's shoulders alone."

"Having the opportunity to gather and vocalize
our shared experiences in the black community broadened my world view and helped me realize
that I am not alone in feeling a certain insecurity for having to adjust myself to fit a standard not
modeled or coded for people who look like we."

"The conference was also a moment of healing and closure."

"While there [at SOCC] I attended the African identity group which was a very emotional time for me. Mostly because the last time I had been in a room full of Africans was when I still lived in Kenya." 

"Having the opportunity to explore the intersections of my queer identity as well as my racial identity at the conference was very beneficial as this was a great space to do this with peers."

"SOCC is a great way to build community with others that share the same identity as yourself."