Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech) is committed to a learning environment that is inclusive of all students, employees, and visitors. For this reason we have a number of restrooms that are single occupancy and have a non-gender specification and we are working hard to increase the number of inclusive restrooms on our campus
Inclusive Restrooms are located in the following areas:
We are committed to promoting a safe and inclusive learning environment for LGBTQIA students at LWTech, 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.
The Student Success Initiative program examples include:
When students register for classes at LWTech they will see two new questions on the registration form:
Sexual Orientation: A person's inherent tendency to form emotional, physical, spiritual and sexual relationships with people of the same gender, the opposite gender, or either gender.
Gender Identity: A person's private sense of, and subjective experience of, their own gender. It is generally socially constructed, but made up of both socially-defined and biologically-created factors.
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 initiative, check out the LGBTQ Student Initiative FAQ (PDF).
The RISE Center: Resources for Inclusion, Support, and Empowerment aims to build an equitable and inclusive campus community for all students. Additionally, the center is a support service for students from traditionally underrepresented and underserved backgrounds, including members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) community. Examples of RISE Center programs related to this community include the quarterly LGBTQ+ Student Lunch Hour and LGBTQ+ Leadership Conferences.
LWTech is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming learning environment for
all students, including members of the LGBTQIA community. Currently, students are
able to request that the college update their LWTech email address and Canvas display
name to reflect a primary name. More information regarding LWTech’s primary name procedures
can be found on the Registration and Enrollment Services webpage.
For more information contact:
Dr. Ruby Hayden
Vice President of Student Services