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Division of Student Affairs

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Cougar Community 

We strive to create a welcoming and inclusive campus community for all students through programs, services, and spaces.  


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Engagement & Leadership

Cougs are involved in student organizations, student government, sports, the arts, community service and more. 


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Places & Spaces

Places and spaces for Cougs to find programming and services are located all around the WSU Pullman campus. 


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Campus Life

Cougs, find the resources you need to make WSU Pullman a safe and comfortable home away from home. 


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Meet the VP

Mary Jo Gonzales brings a wealth of experience and an abundance of enthusiasm to her position of VP Student Affairs at WSU. 


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Learn more about Student Affairs' ongoing division and university-wide campaigns and initiatives.



Quick Links

WSU plans systemwide approach to cultural competency training

The President’s University Council, as well as WSU deans and other senior leaders, will be among the first groups to receive the training this summer. Read more on WSU Insider.

Accessible event best practices help build a stronger sense of community

Strategies for inclusive spaces on campus provided by Acacia Kapusta strengthen WSU’s sense of community. Read more on WSU Insider.

Welcoming Jill Creighton

Following a nationwide search, Jill Creighton will join the Division of Student Affairs and serve as Associate Vice President and the Dean of Students. Read more about Jill here.

Support Students in the Community Standard Process

The Center for Community Standards (formerly The Office of Student Conduct) is seeking WSU faculty and staff volunteers, known as advisors, to help guide students through the community standards process. Learn more and apply today!

Become Engaged with WSU’s Campus Culture and Climate Efforts

Opportunities are available for students, faculty, and staff to work alongside their colleagues on the Campus Culture and Climate working groups. Individuals who are interested in contributing their time and expertise or are passionate about one of the five areas are encouraged to submit their information here along with the name of the group in which they feel they can bring valuable insight. Read the latest working group update.

HEP essential part of student’s long journey to WSU

Perhaps no student has been more patient, persistent, and determined to earn a college degree than Brianda Perez. In pursuit of a better life, the Washington State University senior from Michoacán, Mexico moved to the United States, learned English, worked long days and nights packing fruit, and earned a General Educational Development (GED), to make her dream of earning a college degree possible. Read more about HEP and student's long journey to WSU.