Diversity at Western Carolina University is all-inclusive and recognizes everyone and every group as part of the diversity that should be valued. It includes race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, geography, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language and linguistic differences, and physical appearance. It also involves different ideas, perspectives, and values.
WCU offers many opportunities for students to engage with others from diverse backgrounds as well as programs to support diverse students.
Students at WCU can explore difference through academic programs designed to prepare students for a diverse global business community.
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs offers training and resources for campus stakeholders.
In the wake of uncertainty & injustice, WCU stands with our African American students, faculty, staff, alumni, and with their families and friends. We unequivocally stand against racism and injustice and strive for all to feel welcome in Catamount Country. “Neither love nor terror makes one blind: indifference makes one blind.” – James BaldwinRead More
On the heels on being recertified as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, WCU is holding a series of sustainability events during Earth Week, April 19 to April 25.
Dana Patterson is proud of her success because it does not belong to her alone. It belongs to the ancestors on whose shoulders she stands, and it belongs to the future generations that will follow her.