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April 21-23, 2016 Yakima, WA


Students of  Color Conference

SOCC 2016
Yakima, WA
April 21-23, 2016

FOR ADVISORS ONLY: SOCC Advisor/Student Registration

If one of your student needs an accommodation related a disability to fully participate in this conference, please contact Larissa Tikhonova at 425 352 8143 or via email Please contact me as soon as possible, but not later than March 18th, so that appropriate arrangement can be made.

Students/Advisors Registration online DUE BY: Friday, March 18th, 2016
Booking Hotel starts Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 on first came first serve basis
Payment or PO is due on Friday, March 18th, 2016
Registration Fees: $130 per student and $155 per advisor

PDF files and Forms pertaining to the 2016 SOCC
Overall Information about the SOCC
FINAL Program
Keynote Speakers Bio
Agenda (tentative)
Hotel Information
Photo and Film Release Form
Student Conduct, Policies, and Procedures Form

The conference is guided by five main themes:

  1. Identity Development: introduce students to concepts and structures that will strengthen their ethnic and/or racial identity.

  2. Awareness of Others: these workshops are designed to increase students’ awareness, knowledge, and understanding related to race, ethnicity, and other differences of groups other than their own.

  3. Skill Development: students build and learn skills that they can use to achieve their full potential.

  4. Social Justice/Social Activism: these workshops will introduce and/or advance students’ understanding of the importance of becoming social agents of change.

  5. Personal Development: students learn the importance of health and wellness issues related to the mind, body, and soul.


The goal of the conference is to support Washington State 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.


Concurrent Workshops: There are five (5) sessions with 10 to 13 workshops per session on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  Each interactive workshop is schedule for 90 minutes.

Students of Color Conference History
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  Our Mission  

The mission of the Multicultural Student Services Directors' Council (MSSDC) is to promote the recruitment, retention and successful completion of educational programs for students of color.

To affirm and value
all differences.
To recruit, retain and graduate
underserved student populations
To educate and enrich the campus
and surrounding communities.
To honor, celebrate and embrace different
groups and their unique contributions to the
American Mosaic.
To act as a resource for multicultural issues.