Fairhaven students are unique. We design our own concentrations, combine all sorts of ideas and fields of study, speak up in class, build alliances, work in the community, get to know our teachers (and ask them hard questions) — basically, we stir the pot.
Take a look at some of us to get a sense of who we are and what we do:
Oscar winner TJ Martin (’05, Fairhaven Interdisciplinary Concentration, American Cultural Studies) more
Ethan Glemaker, Western Washington University's Associated Students president for the 2012-2013 academic year. "To be elected AS president is an honor to which I can hardly assign words. I feel incredibly grateful and simultaneously empowered by the amount of confidence and support I have received from Western's student body." more
Anna Ellermeier, Western Washington University’s Associated Students president for the 2011-2012 academic year. “It is an honor to be elected AS President. I am looking forward to working with the six AS vice presidents and the university administration to be a strong advocate for students and effectively and faithfully represent their needs and their voices,”
"You have classes with the students in the Law, Diversity & Justice program, and they bring a lot of different perspectives into the conversations that we have and it really helps you come up with your own voice." Video >
"I knew early on that I wanted to be a filmmaker...There were plenty of film schools to choose from but none of them allowed me the freedom to design my own curriculum." more
"Fairhaven gave me confidence in my science ability and my professors encouraged me to pursue more challenging science and now I hope to attend medical school to become a doctor..." more
"My passion is religion and politics, because I am fascinated by the human condition..." more
"During my Adventure Learning Grant travels I explored activism in Central and South America, with a focus on women and community health." more
"An education here matters because it teaches one to think critically."
"Both Fairhaven and Western influenced me to not just sit back and be told what to do or learn, but take action towards it and outline my own education." more
"I really enjoy having a close community. You have lawyers working with you...you have seminar-based classes so there's about 10-15 students, so you actually get to work one-on-one with them."
"I wanted to move toward a health care career that would promote social and ecological justice. There just didn’t seem to be too many colleges offering that sort of major. So I chose Fairhaven -- where I could make one." more
"The incredible advising is one of the most unique things about Fairhaven."