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Accessibility, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Western Washington University, we are committed to fostering an accessible, diverse, equitable, inclusive environment where all members of our community can thrive and succeed. We believe that diversity is a fundamental strength that enriches the learning and research experiences for everyone on our campus. 

Find Your Place

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WWU Multicultural Center

The Multicultural Center (MCC) is home to several departments and programs whose services center students with marginalized identities. Located on the top floor of the Viking Union, MCC is a great place to hang out and build community, access resources and guidance, 研究, participate in programs and club meetings. 

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Find Your Community

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Multicultural Student Services, Clubs, Centers

The Office of Multicultural Student Services (MSS) is a structure of support centering students with marginalized identities. This support includes providing leadership and direction for the Ethnic Student Center, Blue Resource Center, 黑色的 Student Coalition

黑色的 Student Coalition

The 黑色的 Student Coalition provides African-American, 黑色的, African Diaspora students at Western Washington University a community of support on campus, while creating an environment filled with resources for students' academic success, holistic wellbeing, professional development.

Blue Resource Center

The Blue Resource Center (BRC) is committed to affirming, celebrating, supporting undocumented students and mixed-status families by providing community spaces, educational programming, community, help with navigating barriers.

Ethnic Student Center

The Ethnic Student Center (ESC) is home to diverse clubs open to students of all backgrounds. 我们的 goal is to help students Affirm their identity, Build a sense of community, Cultivate leadership (我们的 "ABCs"). The ESC is home to diverse clubs open to students of all backgrounds.

LGBTQ+ Western

LGBTQ+ Western advances the holistic thriving of diverse LGBTQ+ students, faculty, 工作人员 by collaboratively engaging the Western community with transformational knowledge, resources, advocacy, celebration.  LGBTQ+ Western is committed to learning about and celebrating 性ual orientation and gender identity diversity as they intersect with 比赛, ethnicity, nationality, ability, religion, other aspects of identity and experience.

Disability Access and Outreach

Disability Access Center

The Disability Access Center (DAC) increases access, equity, inclusion for disabled Western students through collaborative transformation of structures, policies, practices. 访问 the center for information on accommodations, or make an appointment to speak with an access manager.

Disability Outreach Center

The Disability Outreach Center (DOC) is a resource for disabled students and allies. The DOC connects students with community resources, raises awareness, advocates for disabled students’ human and civil rights by promoting community building and pride for students with disabilities and providing educational programming, referrals, information about disability topics for students.

Employee Resource Groups

我们的 employee resource groups are designed to bring together individuals who share common backgrounds, interests, or experiences, providing a platform for networking, professional development, cultural exchange. Through their initiatives and programming, groups aim to promote diversity, equity, inclusion within the university's workforce, offering valuable resources, mentorship opportunities, advocacy for underrepresented employees. WWU’s employee resource groups include the Lesbian, Gay, Bi性ual, Transgender Advocacy Council

Faculty and Staff of Color Council, WWU Caregivers and Parents.

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Civil Rights & Title IX Compliance

Civil Rights & Title IX Compliance (CRTC) implements University policies that prohibit discrimination and ensure compliance with state and federal civil rights obligations. 

CRTC is a central intake and referral resource for all matters that potentially involve protected class discrimination, 性 & gender-based violence, or civil rights compliance.

Learn more about CRTC

Bias Response Team

Western’s Bias Response Team (BRT) identifies and collaboratively coordinates caring, 提示, effective responses to bias incidents.

A student, 工作人员, or faculty member can notify the BRT of a bias incident by completing and submitting the online notification form.

Learn more about BRT

WWU Diversity and Equity Offices

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Office of Equity

The Office of Equity partners with academic colleges, divisions, departments across campus, providing broad alignment across the university with institutional goals for ADEI, developing allyships to advance key priorities, working with university leadership to ensure that we are making meaningful progress as an institution. The Office of Equity brings together two complementary functions: the compliance function through the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX Compliance and a more robust education and community training function.

访问 the Office of Equity website

Enrollment and Student Services: The Centers for Student Access, Community, Intercultural Engagement

The Centers advance holistic student development and inclusive achievement through services, programming, advocacy centering WWU students with marginalized identities. The Centers increases access, equity, inclusion for Western students and build learning spaces that foster community, focusing on topics of equity, justice, 比赛, ethnicity, disability, gender identity, 性ual orientation, nationality, religion, socio-economic status, veteran status. The Centers include Multicultural Student Services, LGBTQ+ Western, Disability Outreach and Access Centers.

访问 the Centers website

Tribal Relations

Tribal Relations advises the President on legislative and policy matters of concern to tribes and First Nations, as well as accompanies the president on matters relating to Tribal affairs and the university. The office functions as support for fostering working relationships with the twenty-nine federally recognized tribes across the state of Washington and recognizes the partnership opportunities with tribal communities as a way to enhance the support and success of Native students. Tribal Relations also provides resources and support for Native and Indigenous Students.

访问 the Tribal Relations website

International Student and Scholar Services

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) supports those students and scholars who journey from around the world to 研究 and work at Western.

ISSS provides assistance not only with immigration issues, but also with practical matters, social and cultural adjustment, other challenges that come with life in a new country. We work to promote cross-cultural exchange throughout the University and invite all members of the Western community with an interest in global issues and identities to take part in our many events and activities.

访问 the ISS website