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Western Washington University has implemented a temporary procedure allowing students and employees to obtain a Western Card that uses a preferred first name instead of legal first name.

This was done in recognition of the importance of providing transgender and genderqueer members of the…

Following up on an institutional priority most recently articulated in his opening convocation address, Western Washington University President Bruce Shepard has established a task force for equity, inclusion and diversity to review campus climate, recruitment and retention practices, curriculum…

Gender neutral restrooms are now available at Western Libraries at Western Washington University.

The two restrooms are located on the sixth floor of Wilson Library; they are available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Other gender neutral restrooms are available at these locations:…

Students participating in the Asia University America Program at Western Washington University will present their culture at Japan Night in the Viking Union Multipurpose Room on campus Nov. 15.

From 7 to 9 p.m., visitors can enjoy festival games, a tour of Japan, origami, calligraphy…

Western Washington University has improved aspects of its campus diversity climate, at or above averages among peer institutions. But these levels still are “unacceptable to all of us who care so deeply about fostering Western’s excellence,” said President Bruce Shepard in his recent convocation…

As part of Western’s ongoing commitment to ensuring a workplace free of discrimination and harassment, during the 2011-12 academic year the Equal Opportunity Office provided trainings for faculty, staff and students on topics including sexual harassment prevention, conducting fair and…

For the 2012-13 year, President Shepard awarded funding to six university efforts focused on fostering employee diversity:

Retaining the Diversity Resident Librarian and diversity fellows in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies…

This Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of Title IX, which was signed into law by President Richard Nixon on June 23, 1972.  The law broadly prohibits sex discrimination in all educational programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.

Title IX is most commonly…

The Muslim Students' Association at Western Washington University held various events on campus this past week as part of Islamic Awareness Week on campus.

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