LGBTQ

Student Success Initiative

We are committed to promoting a safe and inclusive learning environment for LGBTQ students at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, and in order to do this, we need your help!

Collecting data will allow us to know more about our students so we can be better prepared to design and develop curricular and co-curricular programs that reflect students' diverse perspectives and experiences.

We believe the implementation of this new process will serve as a testimony of our commitment to diversity, academic achievement and student success.

Program examples include:

  • Campus Safe Zones Projects and Training

  • LGBTQ Student Clubs

  • Student, Staff, and Faculty Professional Development

  • Funding and Scholarships

When students register for classes at LWTech they will see two new questions on the registration form:

1. What is your sexual orientation?

Bisexual
Gay
Lesbian
Queer
Straight/Heterosexual
Other
Prefer not to answer

2. What is your gender identity?

Feminine
Masculine
Androgynous
Gender Neutral
Transgender
Other
Prefer not to answer

These questions are optional; however, we encourage students to provide this confidential information so we can design and implement  programs and services that provide meaningful and rewarding learning opportunities for all students.

For more information on the history, planning and implementation of this new initiative please follow the links, below:

For more information, please contact Dr. Ruby Hayden, Dean of Students at (425) 739-8208 or via email.