Message from President Bruce Shepard
Commitment to diversity is a core tenet of Western Washington University. Without exception, we value all students, faculty, and staff as important members of our campus community. Diversity makes us stronger. Open acceptance of differing viewpoints and perspectives is integral to higher education and is at the center of learning and knowledge. Diversity is a key value of Western's Mission and Strategic Planning Goals. I can think of nothing more fundamental to what a university is about than is our collectively assuring an environment in which difference and diversity are actively sought, passionately (but civilly) considered, and fully protected, respected and embraced.