Students of Color Conference

The Students of Color Conference is designed to strengthen awareness and knowledge within the context of social identity development; enhance skills that enable students to become more active proponents of their own education and life choices, and expand the opportunities and possibilities for students to become agents of change.  Students learn critical thinking skills, develop networks of support, are exposed to diverse approaches to learning, and use cultural knowledge as a foundation for educational practice.

The goal of the conference is to provide a fun, educational experience that promotes leadership, cultural competency, and academic success.  It is also important to us that we provide a safe environment for each participant. So the following is a summary of expectations for a successful conference.

To be eligible, students must be:

a)       Maintaining a 2.0 or better cumulative GPA (transcript verified)
b)      Meeting classroom requirements (instructor verified)
c)       Available to attend entire conference 

Thursday – Saturday, April 18-20, 2019 in Yakima, Washington


  1. Apply online here
  2. Upload your unofficial transcript
  3. If you don’t have internet access, obtain a paper form from the Student Diversity Center, room C 301 downtown and attach your unofficial transcript.

If selected to attend, students must:

  1. Attend the entire conference
  2. Attend the pre-conference workshop
  3. Attend the mandatory pre-conference orientation

Washington State Multicultural Student Services Directors’ Council (MSSDC) 29th Annual Students of Color Conference

“We Are: Empowered by our Past, Forging our Future”

Yakima Convention Center, Yakima, Washington

Thursday-Saturday, April 18-20, 2019

Application Deadline: Monday, March 04, 2019