Diversity at Western
The community of Western Washington University respects and embraces all identities and experiences. We encourage students, staff, and faculty to bring their unique thoughts and practices to the conversation. We believe that diversity is immeasurable and practice inclusion within the classroom, beyond the classroom, and throughout our community.
- Students Stephanie Gallardo and Francisco Ivarra, wear two stoles representing their involvement and contribution to Western's Ethnic Student Center and MEChA organization while walking hand-in-hand during at commencement.
- Ted Pratt, Dean of Students, works closely with the Associated Students Board of Directors at the beinning of the year to help in development of a strategic plan.
- Joanne DeMark, Leadership Development Specialist, cofacilitates a workshop on building community during a student conference.
- Western's Student Admissions Representatives (StARs), a diverse group of student staff members in the Office of Admissions, help serve prospective students and lead campus tours for students and their families.
- WWU alumni Jim and Jane Higginson ('67 Woodring College of Education) and Bob and Marilyn Monahan were among the volunteers for the annual Compass 2 Campus Tour.
Western continues to prepare students for an increasingly complex and diverse society. Driving innovation, perseverance, and success, our family of active thinkers and leaders engage in exciting opportunities to develop and shape academic and multicultural identities.
Commitment to Inclusion
From Admissions to our seven academic colleges to the Alumni Office, valuing diversity excellence, equity, and inclusion are central to Western Washington University’s mission. Western provides an atmosphere where students, faculty, and staff interact and engage in effective and courageous conversations, modeling a process of social development through civil discourse.