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Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships at Evergreen Offer Hands-On Work Experience

When Cody Blackketter returned to college after several years of working at a conservation park, he knew he wanted to get his hands dirty studying natural sciences. He did not expect to find an opportunity to do field research and contribute significantly to the completion of an ongoing study his first summer back in academia. Thanks to the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship(SURF) program at The Evergreen State College, that’s exactly what he’s doing.

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Thurston County Higher Ed Presidents Issue Joint Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Steps

This summer, our three institutions – The Evergreen State College, South Puget Sound Community College, and Saint Martin’s University – are preparing for a fall like no other. While uncertainties around the impact of the coronavirus weigh heavily on our fall planning, our institutions are also actively engaged in campus-wide discussions around what needs to change in higher education to further the fight against systemic racism. 


Tribal victories inspire Indigenous persistence


It’s rare when Indigenous issues are discussed and highlighted in the national media. It’s rarer still when successive headlines carry news of legal and cultural victories for tribal nations. A recent wave of positive news shows us the power of persistent and undaunted Indigenous advocacy, which can inspire our individual and collective efforts at Evergreen.

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Getting Ready for Fall 2020

Dear Future and Current Students,  

For those who are planning to join us in the fall: welcome new Greeners! And returning students: we salute your hard work and academic success.  

At Evergreen, our commitment to racial equity, social justice, environmental stewardship and service in the public interest remains strong. We prioritize the health and safety of our community. Our staff and faculty are here to support and help guide you to your degree, even as life at Evergreen has changed as a result of the pandemic. We are happy to have you with us.