Student Life

Goal 1: Students have a solid foundation for understanding cultural and global interdependence.

1.1 Increase participation in programs that connect students to sustainability in the local, regional, and global community beginning fall 2017.

1.2 All first-year Western students, including transfers, will engage in co-curricular programs around social, economic, and environmental (SEE) justice as part of their first year of experience at Western, beginning fall 2020.

1.3 Begin and/or enhance collaborations with other local education institutions in developing and supporting SEE justice co-curriculum: local schools, Whatcom Community College (WCC), Northwest Indian College (NWIC), and Bellingham Technical College (BTC) by 2020.

Goal 2: Through structured community and campus-based co-curricular learning experiences, students gain knowledge and insight of sustainability in practice.

2.1 Enhance and increase co-curricular opportunities for student participation in campus-based sustainable practices beginning fall 2017.

2.2 Increase student participation in service learning and civic engagement that connects to SEE sustainability beginning fall 2017.

2.3 Improve sustainability literacy throughout co-curricular learning beginning in 2018.

2.4 Increase the number and quality of opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to engage in co-curricular SEE sustainability focused projects, research, and grants beginning 2020.

2.5 Increase and further develop co-curricular education and outreach programs targeting sustainable living practices by 2018.

Goal 3: Social, Economic, and Ecological (SEE) sustainability principles are integrated in student career and lifelong practices.

3.1 Cultivate student capacity and efficacy in creating positive change in SEE sustainability by 2025.

3.2 Increase the number of pathways into SEE sustainability-based careers available to WWU students beginning fall 2017.

3.3 Graduating students have a demonstrated commitment to lifelong SEE sustainability by 2035.