First Peoples Advising

Student Groups of Color

Organizations coordinated by students of color for students of color, Evergreen's student organizations are valuable sources of cultural enrichment, personal growth, lasting friendships and solidarity.

Each year, these student groups could not exist without the hard work and dedication of the students. It is up to the students to keep each of the groups running for future students to come.  Even if it's your first year, you can choose to become a coordinator for a student group. 

At Evergreen, student organizations are more than just clubs or social alliances. They provide cultural, educational, recreational, and spiritual services to students. Students working with First Peoples student organizations conduct important work against racism and harassment and help the entire community understand, welcome and honor diversity.

These organizations produce cross-cultural events, bring speakers, films and entertainment to the community, sponsor conferences, and play an integral role in promoting  the college's goals of enhancing cultural diversity and student empowerment.

Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC)

The Asian Pacific Islander Coalition exists as a resource for students wishing to explore, share, and connect with other students through their own culture and experiences as well as welcome students who may be new to cultural studies. We wish to build a coalition that centers community, support, and the collective respectful learning sabout asian and Pacific Islander culture, history, and identity. We hope to explore our identites through food, art, travel, dance, and other various activities.


Black Focus

As The Evergreen State College's Black Focus (Black Diaspora coalition), we are here to serve Black self-identifying folk (Ancestry Black/Black Spectrum) in need of accountable communityengaging validating communication, and enriching personal education through establishing Blackness withbeautyvulnerabilitystrengthpride, and diversity. Our School of Thought is here to dismantle the stereotypes and myths of "Blackness" through BLACK-FOCUSED workshops, speakers, seminars, and more with empowerment and honesty. This is a validating space for folk to disseminate their truth. We speak to share. So listen to hear. 

Black Student Union

The purpose of the Black Student Union (BSU) is to provide unity amongst those who identify with Black Peoples, while engaging with the Evergreen community through cultural, educational, and entertaining activities.


Movimiento Estudiantil Xican@ de Aztlan (MEXA)

Movimento Estudiantil Xican@ de Aztlan (MEXA) is a student organization that promotes higher education, cultura, and historia. MEXA de Evergreen strives to expand the definition of Xicanismo to encompass the struggle of everyone who relates to our cause. MEXA was founded on the principles of self-determination for the liberation of our people.


Native Student Alliance

The Native Student Alliance (NSA) is committed to building positive relationships between Native and non-Native communities by hosting cultural events. NSA is an inter-tribal organization that brings awareness to Indigenous issues in and outside of the Evergreen community. We strive to support our members and promote a welcoming community environment that respects our varying backgrounds while encouraging our efforts in social activism.


Women of Color Coalition (WOCC)

The purpose of the Women of Color Coalition (WOCC) is to connect all persons who identify as women of color and desire community, including gender non-conforming and non-binary identities. We plan to create community enrichment through events, activities, and spaces for women of color and their allies who are interested in equitable relationship building. Our intention is to develop an environment that allows for us to come together in solidarity and empower one another through cultural, educational and entertaining meeting and events. We aim to be a resource for students who want to explore identity and create visibility for women of color in our community, and provide personal time as well as exploring written work by women of color. We strive to utilize WOCC to educate and empower our members in honoring unique experiences, common ground, and celebrating cultural ties to support each other navigating our campus community.