2017 SOCC

April 6-8, 2017 Yakima, WA


Students of  Color Conference

SOCC 2017
Yakima, WA
April 6-8, 2017

We are excited to announce a great leadership opportunity for the students who are now alumni and enjoyed their SOCC experience. The SOCC Planning Committee is seeking 3 individuals to serve as SOCC Conference Interns in the following roles:

  • Registration/Social
  • Workshops
  • Logistics

Requirements for 2017 SOCC Interns

  • Applicants must be alumni of a Washington State Community or Technical College, and must have attended at least one Students of Color Conference (SOCC) as a student.
  • Applicants may not be current community or technical college students.
  • Applicants must possess a high level of cultural competency, awareness of their own cultural/racial identity and how their identity interacts with others, and fluency with concepts of race, racism, social justice and intersectionality.
  • Priority will be given to students who have NOT served as a SOCC intern.

You can download the intern application here
Intern applications are due Thursday, November 17th.

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.