LGBTQ Statewide Community College Student Success Initiative

Introduction

Shoreline is committed to promoting an inclusive, welcoming and safe learning environment for LGBTQ students.  To better serve students and enhance student success, Shoreline and the other community colleges in Washington are asking for voluntary data that will allow us to improve educational programs and services that support student engagement and student success.

 

Shoreline is committed to diversity and inclusion. We are working to enhance programs and services by increasing LGBTQ awareness, knowledge and skills that support academic excellence, community action and student success.

 

What is the immediate impact?

When students register for Winter 2013 classes, they will see two new optional questions on the registration form:

 

 1. What is your sexual orientation? 

  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian
  • Queer
  • Straight/heterosexual
  • Other
  • Prefer not to answer

 2. What is your gender identity?

  • Feminine
  • Masculine
  • Androgynous
  • Gender neutral
  • Transgender
  • Other
  • Prefer not to answer

Answering these questions is optional and the information gathered is confidential. Any information from this initiative will be used only to help us design and implement  programs and services that provide meaningful and rewarding learning opportunities for all students.

 

More detail

Please see commonly asked questions and answers for more specific details about the initiative and how it is being implemented.