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LGBTQ Resources

Promoting a safe and inclusive learning environment for LGBTQ students at Renton Technical College.

We are committed to promoting a safe and inclusive learning environment for LGBTQ students at Renton Technical College. There are a number of resources and programs on campus specifically supporting LGBTQ students, staff and faculty and their allies:

  • LGBTQ Terminology and FAQs
    This document serves as a guide for RTC staff, faculty and students to commonly-asked questions and terminology related to the LGBTQ community. Use this guide to help inform conversations focused on LGBTQ issues. Campus Safe Zones Projects and Training.
  • RTC “Just Be” LGBTQ Club
    To join this club, visit the Student Leadership Office in J216.
  • Information about Gender/Sexual Orientation Questions on Registration Forms
  • Are there gender neutral bathrooms on campus?
    Yes, the gender neutral bathroom is located in the I Building (Roberts Campus Center) between the RTC Bookstore and the Financial Aid Office.
  • LGBTQ Local Web Resources
  • SafeZones Program
  • What is a SafeZone? We started the SafeZone Program to identify, train, and support advocates of the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning) community at Renton Technical College.
  • Taking Steps Together
    Being an advocate for the LGBTQ community at RTC requires having a support system, knowledge about the issues and a deep respect for diversity. With SafeZones, RTC has become a place where we can have conversations, answer questions and provide resources for individuals who identify as LGBTQ and for allies.
  • RTC’s SafeZone Program works to:
    • Uphold RTC's responsibility to create a safe climate for all students
    • Help students to identify allies on campus
    • Make issues around gender and sexual identity visible and positive
    • Provide resources and support for allies and advocates
    • Provide strong role models for mentoring and supporting LGBTQ community members
    • Create a stronger sense of community through greater understanding of LGBTQ culture
  • RTC Allies & Advocates
    Sometimes you need more than understanding. Many RTC staff and faculty have completed SafeZone training, and have committed themselves to be your Allies & Advocates. Contact anyone on this list to talk about sexual and/or gender identity issues.
Last Name First Name Position Phone Number Office Location
Ackerson Shaa Registration Receptionist (425) 235-2352 x5978 J-214
Allen Sally Assistant Director of Human Resources (425) 235-7874 J-202B
Arthur Marcia Instructor, Basic Studies/ESL (425) 235-2352 x5593 D-125
Crumb Debbie Librarian (425) 235-2352 x5678 C-201H
John Falconer Instructor, Phlebotomy Program (IBEST) (425) 235-2352 x2079 B-206B
Iko Michelle Student Leadership Program Coordinator (425) 235-2352 x7785 J-216B
Latiolais Scott Director of Student Success Services (425) 235-2409 I-229
Marushia Sean Instructor, Surgical Technology Program (IBEST) (425) 235-2352 x2208 B-114A
Mccurdy Kristin Academic Advisor, Workforce Development (425) 235-2352 x5856 I-222
Nguyen Ha Academic Advisor, Automotive & Technical Programs (425) 235-2352 x5540 I-223
Novotny Jodi Dean - Basic Studies, Basic Studies (425) 235-2464 D-111
O'Connor Sheila Instructor, Medical Assistant Program (425) 235-2470 B-125
Paquette Martin Instructor, Land Surveying Program (425) 235-2338 J-204A
Pomeroy Camille Instructor, Basic Studies/GED (425) 235-2352 x2078 D-110
Samson Wil Website & Portal Administrator (425) 235-5842 C-112A
Skoczen Zefire Dean - Allied Health (425) 235-2352 x5552 B-129
Smith Kendra Director of Communications & Marketing (425) 235-2356 C-112D
Supinski Jessica Director of Student Programs & Engagement (425) 235-2352 x2109 J-216A
Wilson Catherine Dental Clinic Coordinator (425) 235-2436 B-101E
Winfrey Heather Director of RTC Foundation (425) 235-2415 C-112F