Equity and Inclusion
Equity and Inclusion at Western
At Western Washington University we see equity, justice, and inclusion as fundamental principles integral to our success. We value diverse experiences and perspectives, and strive to create learning, living, and working environments that promote respect, access, opportunity, and equity for all.
WWU Honors wants students to not only succeed academically while enrolled at Western, but to thrive in all other aspects of life. Students are encouraged to reach out to Honors faculty, staff, or student employees if they need direction to any campus resources.
A comprehensive list of resources offered at Western are compiled in this overview of student services.
Support within Honors
The Honors Team
The Honors team is here for you. If you would like to talk to someone about concerns or experiences you had/are having related to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we encourage you to connect with a faculty or staff member. You may also fill out the anonymous feedback form below if that is preferable.
Honors Peer Mentors
The Honors Peer Mentor Team provides current Honors students with the resources and support necessary to be successful in the Honors College at Western Washington University. A primary goal of the Honors Peer Mentor Team is to increase support for incoming Honors students from underserved backgrounds and facilitate connections with cross-campus partners, including the Ethnic Student Center, Student Advocacy and Identity Resource Center, LGBTQ+, Disability Outreach Center, mental health resources, Academic Advising, and Career Services.
Honors College Equity and Inclusion Feedback Form
If you have concerns or experiences that you would like to share with the Honors College, please use the below form to submit anonymous comments. You are welcome to include an email contact if you would like an Honors representative to follow-up with you.
Honors ADEI Work
We would like to take a moment to share an update on ADEI (Accessibility, Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion) work that the College has been engaged with over the past year and beyond.
The Honors College is committed to continuing in this endeavor, though the process can be frustratingly slow due to expected and unexpected limitations that arise from institutional, systemic, and even Constitutional frameworks that we cannot simply ignore. Our goal has been and continues to be to offer the best possible educational experience for our students – one which can constantly improve as we learn and grow together.
The below document is a non-exhaustive outline of the work the Honors College has done and continues to work on since Feb 2022.