Campus Life

Western's AS connects students to their passions, their jobs and their new friends

Students who are interested in learning about living sustainably, organizing concerts and events, getting a job, forming a club, or making a difference in public policy will all find resources – and meet friends – with the Associated Students.

Check out the student-run 'Our Western' Instagram feed

Western's Office of University Communications and Marketing gives students week-long turns to tell Western's story at

Building Resilience and Voicing Empathy -- BRAVE -- is at the heart of Western's suicide prevention efforts

Soon after Farrah Greene-Palmer arrived on campus to coordinate Western’s suicide prevention programs, she helped organize an art show meant to get students thinking about strength and resilience.

“It’s not just an art show,” said Greene-Palmer, “but a piece about teaching students what resiliency and recovery means. It’s a visual representation of it.”

The show was organized by BRAVE, Building Resilience and Voicing Empathy, Western’s suicide prevention program funded by a three-year grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Western joins a global 'Changemaker' network with AshokaU

Students can now connect with the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs, now that Western Washington University has been selected to join the Ashoka U Changemaker Campus consortium.

Learn more about AS programs that support students

The seven Associated Students Resource and Outreach Programs provide information, advocacy, activities and peer education to Western students.

The programs strive to empower and support all members of WWU's diverse community while also giving students the opportunity to gain valuable work, volunteer and life experience.

Explore Bellingham with your student

Wondering what to do with your student in Bellingham? University Communications interns Tayler Blumenfeld, Alex Johnson and Mariko Osterberg offer their favorite family activities, from Boulevard Park to the Farmers Market.

Tips for living off campus

Get great advice on safety, your legal rights and obligations, and how to be the neighbor everyone loves.

Plus, check out Western's recently updated Off Campus Living website.