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AB620 brings resources for LGBTQ+ students

Emilie Mitchell, professor and faculty coordinator for the Pride Center, handles reports on harassment or mistreatment. (Photo by Hannah Yates)

Hannah Yates

October 15, 2018

This semester, American River College took a step towards more inclusivity for students by opening a staffed Pride Center, along with the designation of an AB620 officer for reports of harassment or mistreatment. Assembly Bill 620 concerns LGBTQ+ students in higher education. The bill, passed in ...

Pride Center kicks off with drag queen bingo

The Pride Center holds their first 2018 fall semester kick off in the community room at American River College on Aug. 29, 2018 (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Tracy Holmes

September 11, 2018

The American River College Pride Center held its first back to school fall kickoff Aug. 29. Prior to starting the event festivities, Student Personnel Assistant Alejandra Fernandez Garcia and Pride Center Coordinator Emilie Mitchell gave a short introduction and information on upcoming events. The even...

ARC celebrates LGBTQ+ graduates in first Lavender Graduation

The Lavender Graduation graduates (from second-left to right: Wendy Campbell, Madalyn Parker, Sergio Salcedo-Contreras, Kelley York, Heather Ogden) pose with their rainbow tassels, standing side-by-side with the Pride Award winners (left: Brett Spencer right: Dennis Lee, Jenna Grossman not pictured) at the Hub, May 4. (Photo by Hannah Yates)

Hannah Yates

May 8, 2018

American River College held its first Lavender Graduation to celebrate the accomplishments of LGBTQ+ students on April 4. A Lavender Graduation is an event that is held in addition to a college’s main graduation ceremony to provide a space for LGBTQ+ graduates to celebrate alongside their biological o...

Administration opens Pride Center on campus

Joshua Moon Johnson and Emilie Mitchell cheer cupcakes to celebrate the opening of the Pride Center on April 5, 2018. (Photo by Tracy Holmes)

Tracy Holmes

April 18, 2018

American River College’s LGBTQ+ Pride Center launched on April 5, with an opening ceremony that hosted speeches by many who played a major role in its creation. ARC is now one of only three community colleges to acquire its own pride center, the others are Sierra College and Mt. San Antonio Co...

ARC LGBTQ+ Pride Center soft launch

The American River Pride Center will open at 12 p.m. on April 5, 2018. (Photo by Jennah Booth)

Tracy Holmes

April 2, 2018

American River College’s LGBTQ+ Pride Center is set for a soft launch on April 5. The purpose of the Pride Center is to aid in LGBTQ+ awareness and campus climate and in general assist students with navigating everyday campus life. Dr. Emilie Mitchell, a psychology professor at ARC and co-adv...

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