University Community Listening Sessions

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Nearly 1,000 WWU students, faculty, and staff said in a recent community survey that we all have some work to do when it comes to fostering an inclusive environment, building a broader sense of belonging, and making our people feel more valued.

This work is among the top missions of the new Office of Equity, and one of the first steps we’re taking is to listen to you.

Talk to us

WWU’s Office of Equity is kickstarting a series of Listening Sessions for students, faculty, and staff to share their experiences, feelings, and opinions on what it’s like to be a part of our university community, and how WWU can better support you as the valued members of the community that you all are. We’ll start here and build from there:

  • Do you feel welcome at Western?
  • Do you feel heard by Western?
  • How could Western better support you?

We hope that you all find the time to join one of the many upcoming sessions. Your voices are critical to building a stronger, healthier, more supportive community. Information on when and where to participate is below. Share your experiences and be a part of changing our community for the better.

Student Sessions

5:30pm Wednesday, Oct. 26 - COMPLETED

Location: Buchanan Towers - 3rd Floor Lounge

5:30pm Thursday, Oct. 27 - COMPLETED

Location: Mathes Main Lounge

12:00pm Tuesday, Nov. 15 - COMPLETED

Location:  Viking Union (VU) 567

4:00 PM Thursday, Nov. 17 - COMPLETED

Location:  Miller Hall (MH) 138

Faculty Sessions

12:00pm Monday, Oct. 31 - COMPLETED

Location: Viking Union (VU) 567

1:30pm Monday, Nov. 14 - COMPLETED

Location: Viking Union (VU) 567

Staff Sessions

11:00am Tuesday, Oct. 25 - COMPLETED

Location: SMATE Science Lecture SL-120

10:00 AM Monday, Oct. 31 - COMPLETED

Location: Viking Union (VU) 567

11:00am Monday, Nov. 14 - COMPLETED

Location: Viking Union (VU) 567

1:30pm Wednesday, Nov. 16 - COMPLETED

Location: Viking Union (VU) 567

If you can’t make any of these sessions, you’re encouraged to share your thoughts by emailing

Note that all sessions, in-person and virtual, as well as any emailed or telephone conversations will be kept confidential. While input will be noted, the names of individuals will not.

The sessions are hosted by the Office of Equity and its Executive Director & Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Jacqueline Hughes.