Office for Diversity Affairs and Equal Opportunity

First Peoples Advising Services (Multicultural Student Center)

First Peoples Advising Services welcomes all students and staff seeking an inclusive, diversity-friendly community.  Its services are tailored to support students of color (including, but not limited to, students who identify themselves as Mixed, African American or Black, Asian, Pacific Islander, Native American, Indigenous, Latina/o or Hispanic).  The Center’s staff recognize that each person’s identity is made up of multiple aspects, and the staff seek to be inclusive of other dimensions of identity such as ability, gender and sexual orientation, and socioeconomic class, among others.  They encourage all students to be involved in the College’s multicultural community and to experience a cross-cultural education.

First Peoples supports the College’s mission to engage students in critical thinking and learning across significant differences through:

  • Academic, social, and personal advising
  • Scholarship search support
  • Peer advising
  • Referrals to campus and community resources
  • Coordinating events throughout the year designed to aid in scholarship and intellectual engagement, build cultural awareness, and form community. 

Office Location
Library Building, Room 2153 

First People’s Unity Lounge
Library Building, Room 2147

Director
Rashida Love
Library Building, Room 2137
Telephone: (360) 867-6394 

Coordinator
Raquel Salinas
Library Building, Room 2135
Telephone: (360) 867-6462

Office Assistant
Jacqueline McClenny
Library Building, Room 21226
Telephone: (360) 867-6183