2020 SOCC

April 23-25, 2020 Convention Center Yakima, WA


30th Annual Students of  Color Conference

SOCC 2020
Yakima, WA, Convention Center
April 23-25, 2020

“Calling all Changemakers: 30 Years of Unapologetic Activism”


Deadline to submit is Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

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The Call for Workshop Proposals for the 30th Annual Students of Color Conference is officially OPEN!

Deadline to submit is Friday December 6th, 2019

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We are seeking dynamic, engaging, and knowledgeable presenters to facilitate workshops designed around the conference's 5 pillars:

  1. Identity Development: introduce students to concepts and structures that will strengthen their ethnic and/or racial identity.

  2. Awareness of Others: these workshops are designed to increase students’ awareness, knowledge, and understanding related to race, ethnicity, and other differences of groups other than their own.

  3. Skill Development: students build and learn skills that they can use to achieve their full potential.

  4. Social Justice/Social Activism: these workshops will introduce and/or advance students’ understanding of the importance of becoming social agents of change.

  5. Personal Development: students learn the importance of health and wellness issues related to the mind, body, and soul.

  Our Mission  

The mission of the Multicultural Student Services Directors' Council (MSSDC) is to promote the recruitment, retention and successful completion of educational programs for students of color.

To affirm and value
all differences.
To recruit, retain and graduate
underserved student populations
To educate and enrich the campus
and surrounding communities.
To honor, celebrate and embrace different
groups and their unique contributions to the
American Mosaic.
To act as a resource for multicultural issues.