Multicultural Center

ESC Students
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ESC dancers

Through the advocacy work of Western students, the Multicultural Center opened in 2019 and allowed for an expansion of Ethnic Student Center (ESC), the Student Advocacy and Identity Resource Centers (SAIRC) and programs of the Multicultural Services. The ESC is made up of 19 different clubs all working together to Affirm identities, Build a sense of community and Cultivate leadership. For over 30 years the ESC has been home away from home for many students of Color on Western's campus. 

Ethnic Student Center

The Ethnic Student Center (ESC) is a student-run organization within the Association Students (AS) of Western Washington University and was established in 1991. Our goal is to help students Affirm their identity, Build a sense of community, and Cultivate leadership (Our "ABCs"). The ESC is also home to 19 diverse clubs open to students of all backgrounds. These clubs promote the values of the ESC and offer a “home away from home” for all students. Many students within the ESC have moved on to become leaders on campus and in the community. 

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Access, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Unit

Through services, programming, and advocacy centering Western students with marginalized identities, the ADEI Unit of Enrollment and Student Services advances holistic student development and inclusive achievement. We increase access, equity, and inclusion for Western students by collaboratively transforming structures, policies, and practices. We build learning spaces that foster community, focusing on topics of equity, justice, race, ethnicity, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, socio-economic status, and veteran status.

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19 Identity based clubs, clubs have weekly meetings, host events, collaborate with our campus clubs, organize heritage dinners and annual events, participate in ESC large scale events such as Culture Shock and Night Market

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LGBTQ+ Western

The mission of LGBTQ+ Western is to advance the holistic thriving of diverse LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff by collaboratively engaging the Western community with transformational knowledge, resources, advocacy, and celebration.  LGBTQ+ Western is committed to learning about and celebrating sexual orientation and gender identity diversity as they intersect with race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, religion, and other aspects of identity and experience.

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ESC Scholarships are now available on the AS Scholarship website! 

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Western Success Scholars

Western Success Scholars (WSS) is a campus-based supportive program designed to assist all incoming WWU first year, transfer and continuing students who have experienced foster care or homelessness. The Program fosters academic success and a sense of community and belonging by providing a place where students can have a voice, support services and resources as they persist towards graduation. 

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Office for the Director of Multicultural Student Initiatives

The Director of Multicultural Student Services leads initiatives and programs supporting ESS and WWU’s strategic goals in equity, excellence, and inclusion for our students. They develop and lead co-curricular programs supporting holistic student development, including programming which centers racial and ethnic identities, experiences, and histories, intercultural communication, dialogue, and conflict resolution, inclusive celebrations, and transformational learning.

Contact Amy Westmoreland for more information at or 360-650-2889