Community

Begin Connecting to Student Events & Organizations

There are many ways new students can begin finding and building a supportive community and connect with other students who share interests, hobbies, and passions. This Student Events & Organizations Hub is an excellent starting point to access interactive event platforms and campus activity calendars, along with hugely popular Western student centers and resource offices that offer personal support as well as social connections through events and mentoring.  

Explore the Western Involvement Network (WIN)

WIN is Western’s primary hub for student activities – find clubs, organizations, resource offices, and a calendar of events across campus. Watch this tutorial to learn more about how to navigate WIN.

A student holding a megaphone and a WWU Athletics flag with a Viking logo

Looking for leadership positions, community engagement and volunteer opportunities, or committees? Check out the Student Engagement experience!

A group of students holding a sign that says Ethnic Student Center

The ESC is a community that supports historically underrepresented ethnic students and allies by providing a social atmosphere and inclusive environment where we engage in identity exploration and strive for cultural awareness and academic excellence.

A group of students cheering outside of Buchanan Towers residence hall

Looking for leadership opportunities closer to home? University Residences has a variety of ways to get involved and connect with students in your residence hall.

LGBTQ+ Western wordmark

LGBTQ+ Western works to advance the holistic thriving of diverse LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff at Western Washington University by collaboratively engaging the university community with transformational knowledge, resources, advocacy and celebration.

Students from The Black Student Coalition posing and smiling together at a skate rink.

The Black Student Coalition provides Black, African, and African-American students at Western Washington University a community of support on campus, while creating an environment filled with resources to support students. The BSC has five areas of focus: academic success, professional enrichment, community development, social awareness, and holistic wellbeing.

image grid with various peer mentors

Student Outreach Services’ Peer Mentor Program serves first-year students by fostering excellence through social and academic integration. 

The entrance to Veteran Services in Wilson Library

Learn more about how the Veteran Services Office supports our military-connected community.

Students standing at the top of a hill with a snow covered peak behind them

Love the outdoors and recreating in one of the most geographically diverse areas of Washington? Connect with the Outdoor Center events to meet fellow adventurers.

Players during a women's rugby team match

Check out Sport Clubs and Intramural Sports Teams opportunities and events, and Rec Center classes to join!

Players during a women's basketball game

Get into the Western spirit and follow our exceptional athletic teams at home and on the road, join the Viking Pep Band, or get into the Fan Zone!

Logo banner for the Blue Resource Center with the letters BRC and blue butterflies.

The Blue Resource Center is a student-funded, student-run office that works to support and empower undocumented and mixed-status students at Western Washington University. The BRC provides peer support, a safe(r) space, educational/community-building events, direct advocacy, and connections to campus and community resources.

Additional Resources

Connect with campus services and resources by searching under their function rather than a department/service name, including additional resources to Find Your Community.  This information is also available to explore in the printed New Student and New Family Handbooks.