Conversations on Defining Diversity: Under Pressure

Conversations on Defining Diversity: Under Pressure

A Public Forum in the College of the Environment

Tuesday, November 17Register Now
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Program on the Environment Commons, Wallace Hall

Please register by Thursday, November 12. Coffee and snacks will be served.

All students feel pressure.  Some students feel more.  In Washington, nearly 20% of students work full-time, year-round to afford college, and our high schools graduate over 26,000 low-income students annually.

Thousands of students are walking a tightrope. They’re balancing a job, a full course load, and the pressure to get the grades, the career, the earning potential.

Isn’t college a time to explore?  Take electives, discover new passions, change your major. 

Do low-income students have the freedom to explore, or is the pressure too great? And what can we – faculty, advisors, mentors – do to support them?

Eva Alvarado, Senior, Earth & Space Sciences
Viviana Castillo, Senior, Oceanography
Dylan Creed, Junior, Environmental & Forest Sciences
Kesia Ceniceros, Academic Counselor, STEM, TRiO Student Support Services

About CoDD: Diversity, equality, engagement, opportunity - these are words laden with value and individual meaning.  The College of the Environment is committed to creating and supporting a diverse academic community representing a full range of cultural, ethnic and disciplinary sectors. 

One way to achieve that goal is by talking.

Conversations on Defining Diversity is a public forum within the College where we - all of us - can explore the issues, roadblocks, challenges, and opportunities our College faces, as the first step towards brainstorming solutions.

Each conversation will focus on a particular aspect of diversity, and will feature our own faculty, staff, and students speaking about their experiences, often from very different points of view.  Come listen, share, and learn.