Annual Public Notice of Non-Discrimination


Seattle Colleges offers more than 130 academic, career, and technical programs across three colleges—North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, and South Seattle College—to prepare our graduates for life and career. Students may earn bachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, and professional and technical certificates. Our colleges also offer English as a second language (ESL), high school completion, and continuing education classes. Refer to our Areas of Study.

We operate on an open admissions policy and welcome all students qualified under state law to enroll.

Full Non-Discrimination Statement

Seattle Colleges is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity for all its students, employees, and applicants in education, employment, services and contracts, and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, age, hair texture or protective hairstyles, national origin, religion, creed, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender expression, status as an honorably discharged veteran or disabled veteran or military status, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for known physical or mental limitations for all otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Further, Seattle Colleges is committed to ensure that all employees and students work and learn in an environment that fosters mutual respect and professionalism, free from all forms of “bullying” behaviors, including “cyber bullying."

Abbreviated Version

Seattle Colleges is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for all its students, employees, and applicants in education, employment, services, and contracts. For our full non-discrimination statement and contact information, visit

Updated August 2023


Compliance Inquiries and Contacts

Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the college’s Human Resources Director/Title IX Coordinator*, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, and/or the Director of Legal Compliance.
* If you have K-12 programs, the title is RCW 28A.640 Coordinator.


Language Skills

Seattle Colleges will make every effort to ensure that the lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in our career and technical education programs. Refer to our Basic and Transitional Studies programs.

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  1. RCW 49.60.040 (27) "Sexual orientation" means heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, and gender expression or identity. As used in this definition, "gender expression or identity" means having or being perceived as having a gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior, or expression, whether or not that gender identity, self-image, appearance, behavior, or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the sex assigned to that person at birth.
  2. (21) "Race" is inclusive of traits historically associated or perceived to be associated with race including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles. For purposes of this subsection, "protective hairstyles" includes, but is not limited to, such hairstyles as afros, braids, locks, and twists.