Equity and Diversity

Dear Western Community,

On Monday, June 20, Western will be closed in observance of the Juneteenth national holiday.  Black communities have recognized and celebrated Juneteenth for more than 100 years, and in 2021, the federal government began recognizing Juneteenth as an official…

Three funds created by generous donations to the WWU Foundation will have a tremendous impact on Black Western Washington University students.

Long-time Western benefactors David and Carol Robinson made a generous gift in response to the university’s desire to create a new position – the…

Dear Western Community:

Happy New Year, and welcome back to campus!  I hope that you had the opportunity to rest and recharge over the holiday break, spend time with family and friends, or just enjoy some downtime between quarters.

Last fall I stated my commitment to…

"How do we move beyond conversation to achieve self-sustaining equity and inclusivity at Western?" is this year's Teaching-Learning Academy (TLA) BIG Question.

As part of its work this quarter, the TLA will host focus groups offering the campus community an opportunity to…

President Shepard and the President’s Task Force for Diversity Equity and Inclusion invited students, faculty and staff to a Cultural Consciousness Appreciation Luncheon on Monday, Nov. 10 in VU 565.

The luncheon was a further effort to draw from the experiences of those on campus…

A handful of teachers and education professionals will discuss "The Education and Schools our Children Deserve" at the 14th-annual Educational Law and Social Justice Forum at Western Washington University next month.

The forum will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 2,…

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