2024-2025 Pierce College Catalog 
    Jul 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Pierce College Catalog

2024-2025 Pierce College Catalog

Student Rights for Equal Opportunity / Notice of Nondiscrimination

Pierce College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual sensory, physical, or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status or use of a trained guide dog or service animal in its programs and activities.

Members of the college community or visitors who believe they have been the subject of discrimination or harassment should report the incident or incidents to the District’s Title IX or Section 504 Coordinators.

District Title IX Coordinator: Sean Cooke

(contact for complaints related to gender discrimination, including sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, gender identity, and pregnancy)
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, Washington 98498
(253) 840-8472


District Affirmative Action Officer: Paula Henson-Williams

(contact for complaints related to color, race, sex, religion, or national origin)
1601 39th Avenue SE
Puyallup, Washington 98374


District Section 504 Coordinator / ADACO: Davi Kallman

(contact for complaints related to disability)
9401 Farwest Drive SW
Lakewood, Washington 98498
(253) 912-3715


The full Discrimination and Harassment Policy can be viewed on the policy web page

Limitation of Liability

The college’s total liability for claims arising from a contractual relationship with the student in any way related to classes or programs shall be limited to the tuition and expenses paid by the student to the college for those classes or programs. In no event shall the college be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages, including but not limited to, loss of earnings or profits.

Pierce College Photo and Video Disclaimer

All students are advised that the Pierce College Marketing & Communications department takes photographs and shoots videos throughout the year which may include images and recordings of members of the student body, faculty, and staff, which may be used for publicity and marketing purposes. These images and recordings are in areas on campus or at any Pierce College-sponsored event off campus where subjects do not have normal and reasonable expectations of privacy. All such photographs and recordings are the property of Pierce College and may be used for the college’s promotional purposes without prior permission of the subjects.

As a general practice, however, Pierce College will attempt to collect individual photo release forms from students. Also, if students do not wish to be photographed or recorded for this purpose they can stipulate this in writing to the Marketing & Communications office at the beginning of the quarter. It is also expected that such students will excuse themselves from photo/video sessions and inform the Pierce College photographer that they do not wish to be included.

Effective Date of Catalog Information

The information in this catalog is effective as of Summer Term 2023. Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of publication. However, the college reserves the option to amend, revise, or modify any provision of this catalog and to change, add, or withdraw courses or programs without prior notification. Because of the possible necessity for changes, the provisions in this catalog should not be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and Pierce College.