To address recent concerns about President-elect Trump's potential changes to policies such as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), The Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges (SBCTC) and Washington Association of Community and Technical Colleges Board of Presidents sent a letter to President-elect Trump. In addition to the letter, LWTech's President, Dr. Amy Morrison Goings addressed the LWTech Community via email reiterating the college's commitment to safe and a supportive campus.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology deeply values the diversity of our campus and
community. Our commitment to the success of students and employees is exemplified
by our core theme on college community: Lake Washington Institute of Technology provides a safe, supported and engaging learning
environment for students and work environment for faculty and staff.
The RISE Center: Resources for Inclusion, Support, and Empowerment aims to build an equitable and inclusive campus environment for all students. Additionally, the center is a support service for students from traditionally underrepresented and underserved backgrounds, such as students from minoritized ethnic/racial groups, students with disabilities, first-generation college students (those who are the first in their family to attend/graduate from college), undocumented students, and members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community.
Lake Washington Institute of Technology values equality of opportunity, human dignity, racial, cultural and ethnic diversity both as an educational institution and as an employer. The college provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. The college complies with applicable laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment in employment, educational programs and admissions, including Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act and the state law against discrimination, chapter 49.60 RCW.
The college will not exclude, deny the benefits of, or otherwise subject students to discrimination under any college program or activity, on the basis of disability. The college commits to giving qualified students with a documented disability equal opportunity to access the benefits, rights, and privileges of college services, programs, and activities, in the most integrated setting appropriate to the student's needs, consistent with federal and state law.
The college commits to giving reasonable accommodations and auxiliary aids and services, to qualified students with disabilities. This policy identifies the rights and responsibilities of students under federal and state law (Section 202 of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and RCW 28B.10.910 -914) and establishes clear guidelines to seek and receive reasonable accommodations.