Students walking from the Rainier Building

2019 Conference Information

Puyallup Campus

The Puyallup Office of Student Life would like to invite you to attend the very popular and much anticipated 28th Annual Students of Color Conference (SoCC), "WE ARE: Powered by Our Past; Forging Our Future." The conference will be held in Yakima, Washington from Thursday, April 18 to Saturday, April 20, 2019.

The conference includes keynote speakers and cultural dance performances. There is also evening entertainment for students, such as a dance, trivia activities, a photo booth and more.

The Annual Students of Color Conference (sponsored by the Washington State Multicultural Student Services Directors Council) brings together over 700 students from colleges throughout the state. This conference is a great opportunity for students to learn critical leadership skills, increase their knowledge base, and establish and strengthen their network of contacts.

The conference is guided by five main concurrent educational themes:

  1. Identity Development
  2. Awareness of Others
  3. Skills Development
  4. Social Justice and Social Activism
  5. Personal Development

Student requirements to attend the conference are:

  • Be currently enrolled at Pierce College Puyallup in at least 5 credits
  • Plan to enroll spring quarter at Pierce College Puyallup in at least 5 credits 
  • Have a commitment to personal growth and full participation in the conference activities

Conference Logistics

  • Transportation to and from the conference is provided 
  • FREE T-shirts to represent Pierce College are provided
  • Meals at the conference and per diem cash for meals is provided 
  • Hotels roommates are assigned at orientation 
  • Any accommodation requests can be included in your application