14-15: Student Life

International Student and Scholar Services offers a series of cooking classes as an opportunity to learn about another country and try  making a dish from that culture. 

The classes is coordinated by students and taught by student, scholar, and staff volunteers. …

Western's LeaderCorps peer leadership education program began in 2012 with the mission to provide high-quality peer leadership education for the development of student leaders. 

LeaderCorps students develop and present adult learning modules covering a wide variety of leadership…

Student Outreach Services’ early move-in program is designed to help students successfully transition to the Western community. The three-day program, free to the more than 100 students who attended, included workshops, interactive programs and community building activities.…

The Student Recreation Center's new Fit in 15 program was designed to reward students for making physical activity an important part of their everyday lives. 

For every 15 visits students made to the Student Recreation Center, they received a prize such as towels, water…

The number of international students at Western remained steady from 2013 to 2014.  In Fall 2014 there were a total of 149 international students: 89 undergraduate, 15 graduate, 42 exchange and three post‐baccalaureate.

Some statistical highlights of the international…

Compared to 2013‐14, the number of Western students studying abroad increased by almost 30 percent with about 550 students participating in a variety of programs and exchanges, including internships.  

Western students' top five destinations were:  

Italy…

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…

The Council on Sexual and Relationship Violence Prevention, created during 2014-2015 and co-facilitated by Prevention and Wellness Services violence prevention specialists Katie Plewa and Jon Dukes, is committed to ending sexual and dating/domestic violence.  The council…

Prevention and Wellness Services started offering two training programs to all students in 2014-15. EverFi – Haven focuses on violence prevention and AlcoholEdu highlights alcohol risk reduction.

In offering these comprehensive trainings, Western joins the…

Western’s fall 2014 freshman class was the most culturally diverse in the history of the university. 

Of 2,784 freshmen, there were 793 students of color, or 28.5 percent.  This compared to 2,792 freshmen for fall 2013, with 711 students of color at 25.5 percent.  We…

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