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Student Life

The DigiPen Office of Student Affairs facilitates a variety of on-campus events that promote diversity and inclusion of our LGBTQ community. In the past, Student Affairs has hosted workshops and events that promote LGBTQ health and wellness, raise awareness of underrepresented LGBTQ identities, and support student groups that promote LGBTQ culture and identity.

PRISM

The People Respecting Individuals and Sexual Minorities (PRISM) Club serves as DigiPen’s student-run LGBTQA Club and Gay-Straight Alliance. PRISM promotes tolerance and respect for all gender identities and sexual orientations on the DigiPen campus and in the entertainment industry. PRISM hosts the DigiPen Drag Show during the fall semester and Pride Week during the spring semester. This club is open to all students, and allies are encouraged to drop by.

DigiPen Housing, LLC

DigiPen Housing, LLC is committed to providing a safe and secure living environment for any DigiPen student, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. DigiPen Housing administrators strive to create a community where differing identities are supported and nurtured during a student’s time at DigiPen Institute of Technology. The housing staff are trained to respond to any situation, including mediating disputes between roommates, assisting students who are struggling with their identity, and helping students navigate and connect with DigiPen’s administration. DigiPen Housing also provides an All-Gender Housing option in which two or more students share a multiple-occupancy apartment, in mutual agreement, regardless of each student’s sex, gender, gender identity, or gender expression.

Career Services

DigiPen Career Services is dedicated to educating, preparing, and empowering LGBTQ students for the transition from DigiPen to the workplace.

Recognizing that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex students and alumni may have some unique considerations in their work-related decisions, DigiPen Career Services actively helps LGBTQ students and alumni navigate the job search process and pursue their career goals.

Career Services is available Monday through Friday to provide quality programs, advising, and additional resources in an atmosphere free from judgment and discrimination.

Resources include:

  • One-on-one advising appointments

  • Information about rights in the workplace

  • Job search strategies for finding an LGBTQ-welcoming workplace

  • Mentoring programs with DigiPen alumni

  • Interview preparation tactics

  • Networking opportunities

For more information, please contact careerservices[at]digipen[dot]edu.

Counseling Services

The DigiPen Counseling Center offers short-term individual counseling services to DigiPen students. We work with students struggling with a variety of personal issues including — but not limited to — adjusting to college life, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.

If you have questions or need more information, contact the Counseling Center at counseling[at]digipen[dot]edu or (425)-629-5015.

Restrooms

In accordance with the Washington Law Against Discrimination and the Washington State Human Rights Commission, DigiPen Institute of Technology encourages students, staff, faculty, and guests to use the restroom that is consistent with the individual’s gender identity. For community members who prefer a single-occupancy space, an all-gender, single stall restroom is available on the building’s second floor across from the Gibran and Jimbo classrooms.