First Peoples Multicultural, Trans, and Queer Support Services

Support services for students of color and LGBTQ+ students on campus. Bring your whole self to Evergreen.

Mission Statement

First Peoples Multicultural, Trans & Queer Support Services provides holistic support services to students, faculty and staff that foster an environment in which everyone can be their authentic self. We center BIPOC, trans, queer, undocumented and DACAmented students in order to dismantle barriers that have historically impacted underserved students in higher education.  We build community through events, workshops, and offering a gathering space (the SEAL), all of which value, uplift and amplify diversity, equity and inclusion on campus.  We connect students with resources on campus and in the greater Olympia community. We are committed to cultivating a culture of belonging that adapts to the needs of the students. 

What we do

First Peoples enhances the educational experience, retention, and graduation of students of color and LGBTQIA+ students. We do this by:

  • supporting academic, personal, and career matters, academic interventions and innovations
  • providing referrals to on and off-campus resources
  • creating campus-wide educational and cultural programming in support of diversity and inclusion
  • providing community building and belonging activities

Comprehensive academic, social, and personal advising

Our trained professional and peer advisors are on hand to help you navigate and understand your Evergreen experience, and to support you as a whole person. Working with us means getting help from people who get you! Our office will help you:

  • find your community
  • join fun events and activities
  • meet with an academic advisor
  • receive peer and professional support
  • develop skills for advocacy and allyship
  • find space for discovering your identity

Support for Undocumented Students

Visit this webpage to learn about resources and support for undocumented students available at Evergreen.
For individualized support contact the Undocumented/ Underserved Student Support Specialist, Diego Lopez at

A home away from home

The Student Equity and Arts Lounge is a welcoming and inclusive space for studying, meeting up with friends, attending a workshop, or just taking a minute to recharge.

three laughing people sit on a soft couch in the Student Equity and Arts Lounge
Students can meet together at the Student Equity and Arts Lounge for a variety of purposes.

Find all-gender restrooms

See a list and map of all-gender restrooms on the Olympia campus.