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. 

More info about the ESC

Student Advocacy and Identity Resource Centers

The purpose of the six centers of the Student Advocacy & Identity Resource Center (SAIRC) is to provide information, advocacy, activities, and peer education to Western students. The SAIRC strives to empower and support all members of WWU’s diverse community. The SAIRC also provides the Opportunity for WWU students to gain valuable work, volunteer, and life experience. 

More info on SAIRC programs


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

More info about ESC clubs

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.

More info about LGBTQ+ Western. 


ESC Scholarships are now available on the AS Scholarship website! 

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Student Outreach Services

Student Outreach Services and its staff are committed to student academic success. The SOS staff are dedicated to the individual needs of each student that they serve and take great pleasure in providing services that will ensure the continued success of the student.   360-650-7211

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