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Department of Student Life

We develop programs and services that engage students from their first days on campus (new student orientation) to degree completion (graduation). Supported by the Services and Activities (S&A) Fee, collected from every student's tuition, students and department staff are committed to serving students by building a healthy, inclusive, and vibrant campus culture that engages students throughout their academic journey. 


We are the administrative entity that advises and directs the efforts of student leadership development, student center facilities and the Associated Student Government. We enhance student learning and success through a comprehensive array of student engagement and leadership development programs and services available to all CPTC students.

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The Associated Student Government is an advocate of the student voice and a partner with other governing unites. The Student Government oversees the administration of the Associated Student Government. Student governance meetings, which are open to the public are held on a regular basis during the fall, winter and spring quarters.


Clubs and organizations are more important than ever as we embrace social distancing and operate via remote methods. These communities provide opportunities for students to get involved, and experience both personal and professional growth. Start your own club in six easy steps!

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During this period of physical distancing, the department recognizes the importance of developing connections and community. As such, Student Life has created a variety of virtual, web-based ways for students to foster and build communities this fall at CPTC. Be sure to connect with us on social media and student email to stay informed about upcoming events.


Since 2014 the Associated Student Government has been developing initiatives aimed at supporting student food security and ensuring students have access to transportation. CPTC students can visit the CPTC Food Pantry on a monthly basis. Additionally, all CPTC students can ride the Pierce Transit bus system within the county for free.

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Even though the Student Leadership & Service Center is not open as you may be accustomed to due to COVID-19, the center is still available by appointment only during the academic quarter for core services and functions; bus pass, food pantry pick-up, CPTC Student ID Card, Wi-Fi password reset and scheduling a meeting with department staff.


The Fitness Center provides currently enrolled students access, free of charge, to a variety of cardio and weightlifting equipment during the academic quarter. Due to COVID-19 the fitness center is currently closed until summer quarter 2021.

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The Multicultural Student Services Program at Clover Park Technical College is committed to the development of a campus community that is equitable and inclusive. While Multicultural Student Services serves all students, we specialize in supporting students from diverse, racial, ethnic and gender backgrounds. This program is part of an interconnected network of campus stakeholders and work groups dedicated to advancing the College’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. 





As a new student at Clover Park Technical College, you are certain to have many questions. These live, web-based workshops have been designed to help you uncover the answers to your questions, navigate campus and provide you timely information about campus resources and support services.

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Annually, we host a ceremony to honor eligible student completing a degree, certificate, high school diploma, or High School Equivalency Diploma granted by CPTC during the fall, winter, spring and summer quarter of the current academic year.


The Student Awards Ceremony is an annual event honoring students, staff and faculty for leadership and academic excellence. Nominations for the fourteen award categories are accepted from January - April each year.

Scott Latiola, Alex Haey, Cal Erwin


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The ASG welcomes funding proposals from registered student organizations and college-areas that support activities and programs that foster a vibrant campus community.