Community Resources

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Find Your Community At Western

Use this page to explore and learn about Western’s vibrant campus communities and upcoming opportunities to engage and connect.

You'll find campus event calendars, student connection hubs, and student resource offices to learn more about student clubs, organizations, on-going events, and student life at Western. 

Additionally, you can visit the Campus Orientation Events page to see if there's recent online, in-person, or recorded events from Financial Aid, Housing, the Student Business Office, or other campus offices and services. Also learn about our annual events that take place through September and October! 

The Western Involvement Network (WIN)

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

Western Events Calendar

Western has links all in one place to featured events, and many helpful and informative calendars on campus, including Athletics Calendar, Important Dates and Deadlines, and the Registration Schedule. 

The Viking Union

Western’s Viking Union (the VU) is the hub for student communities, engagement, and activities. You’ll find a whole host of ways to find connections through student clubs and organizations, leadership and service opportunities, outdoor recreation, and even student employment! We recommend spending time becoming familiar with the Viking Union’s webpages to help orient yourself to the people and activities that can inspire, enrich, and support your dreams, identities, and well-being at Western! 

Viking Union: Get Connected!

Begin finding your community at Western by connecting with peers in a variety of different contexts, including Club Activities, Arts & Entertainment, Associated Students, LGBTQ+ Western, Ethnic Student Center, Outdoor Recreation and more! 

Viking Union: Get Engaged!

Western students have a strong background in student engagement. Here you can explore the network of leadership and engagement opportunities, including student government, university committees, volunteering, civic engagement and more! 

Viking Union: Get Active!

Western, Bellingham, Whatcom County and beyond offer some of the most amazing backdrops for indoor and outdoor recreation. Looking to stay active and healthy? The VU’s Get Active page will help you link to the Associated Students Outdoor Center along with the Campus Recreation Center, Intramural Sports and Sports Clubs, the Outdoor Center’s Excursions page, and more! 

Viking Union Resources

Ethnic Student Center

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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.

LGBTQ+ Western

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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.

The Black Student Coalition

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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.

Undocumented Students

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​​​Western Washington University strives to welcome and serve undocumented students with resources and services which support their academic and co-curricular success. We recognize the challenges and barriers you have overcome to reach Western, and we look forward to celebrating your successes while you are here.

Veteran Services

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Are you a veteran or military-dependent student? Learn more about how the Veteran Services Office supports our military-connected community! 

Residence Hall Leadership Opportunities

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Looking for community connections closer to home? Check out the leadership opportunities available in your residential community, including the Residence Hall Association, National Residence Hall Honorary, and Community Councils! 

WWU Athletics

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

Campus Recreation Services

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

WWU Outdoor Center

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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.

Additional Resources

Viking Resource Hub

Connect with campus services and resources by searching under their function rather than an unfamiliar department name, including additional resources to Find Your Community.

Admitted Student Resources

Still looking for additional resources and information for admitted students? Check out the Office of Admissions' webpage for in-person and virtual tours, how to connect with an Admissions Counselor, or find links to support offices such as Financial Aid and the Disability Access Center.

Campus Orientation Events

See if there's any recent online, in-person, or recorded events from Financial Aid, Housing, the Student Business Office, or other campus offices and services. Also learn about our annual events that take place through September and October!