• Provide leadership to facilitate institutionalizing affirmative action/equal opportunity concepts and actions into everyday operations and activities.
  • Advise and assist the Western Washington University community in ensuring an equal opportunity environment, free of discrimination and sexual harassment.
  • Assist with proactive efforts to create a diverse workforce of faculty and staff in order to redress imbalances and enrich the University experience.
  • Advise and assist the University community in developing and appreciating an inclusive community of students, faculty and staff.


Western Washington University sees an environment in which every individual has an opportunity to learn, work, and contribute, and where full inclusion and respect for all people encourages creativity and productivity. The result will be students, faculty, and staff working together, serving and strengthening our local, national, and global communities.

Western's Strategic Plan & Institutional Values


Western appreciates the importance of diversity of thought and people and seeks to become more diverse. We honor the contributions of all members of the campus community. We are committed to listening to all sides of an issue and opposed to any form of discrimination.


Western expects all members of the campus community to interact honestly and ethically. We value and expect open, fair, and straightforward behavior and take personal and collective responsibility for our words and our actions.


EOO Know Your Rights Brochure

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