Evergreen News & Stories

Press Releases and Stories

An image of Evergreen's Costantino Recreation Center

Opting out of athletic competition until Fall '21

Dear Students, Staff and Faculty,

Welcome back! With winter quarter beginning, I write to share important information about the 2020-21 athletics season. 

Just prior to the holidays, I discussed the remaining athletics events and season with senior staff, COVID health and safety professionals, our coaches, the Cascade Collegiate Conference commissioner and other college presidents. 

An image of two students talking during Evergreen's Gateways program

Evergreen's Gateways for Incarcerated Youth Creates Changes Through Education

We all make mistakes growing up. But for some, breaking the law while under the age of 18 means time spent behind bars. The ACLU reports that “On any given day, nearly 60,000 youth under age 18 are incarcerated in juvenile jails and prisons in the United States.” At The Evergreen State College, faculty, staff and students work together to form new paths through Gateways for Incarcerated Youth.

An image of a student carrying a bag of food during a pop-up food bank

Evergreen Helps Students in Need

As advocates for students at The Evergreen State College, we are grateful to student Robin Chapman for their recent letter to the editor. Robin points out that they and their friends are struggling with food access, and that more assistance is needed for low-income students.    

A small group of tudents in Evergreen's Tacoma program gathered for a discussion

The Evergreen State College’s Tacoma Program: Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve

In 1972, Dr. Maxine Mimms began holding informal classes at her kitchen table in Tacoma’s historically Black-owned Hilltop neighborhood. A faculty member at The Evergreen State College, Dr. Mimms made it her mission to bring the innovative Evergreen education out of the woods in Olympia to her own under-served urban community. These kitchen-table classes have evolved today into a powerful program where community members from all backgrounds earn their bachelor’s degrees and set themselves up for a better future.

Photo of a faculty member leading discussion during an Entrepreneurship class

Learn on Your Terms and Your Schedule at The Evergreen State College

Not every student gets on the path to college directly after high school. In Thurston County, according to the Thurston Regional Planning Council, about 50,000 residents have some college, but no degree, while an additional 20,000 have an associate’s degree and would like to finish their bachelor’s.  If you’re one of those people, that degree could be closer (and cheaper) than you think. At The Evergreen State College’s Evening and Weekend Studies program, faculty and staff work hard to help you succeed all the way to graduation.