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Washington State University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
1815 Wilson Rd
Pullman, Washington 99163
Phone
(509) 335-3564
Email address
admissions@wsu.edu
School Information
"Since 1890, Washington State University has inspired the next generation of problem solvers. WSU faculty inspire discovery and spark creativity among civic-minded students. Proud alumni become leaders with a singular goal: making the world a better place." The university offers 98 undergraduate majors, 78 master's degree programs, and 65 doctoral degree programs. The university also enrolls over 20,900 students and has a 15:1 student-instructional faculty ratio. (Source: https://wsu.edu/about/wsu-difference/) (Source: https://wsu.edu/about/facts/)
General Information
Washington State University has taken steps to reform its police department. To become certified, officers and employees must take seven workshops covering four areas: "building a foundation, allyship, skills and building community together". No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • The Office of the Provost is offering the "Mindfulness-Based Anti-Racism Series" for faculty.
  • The university provides the "Community & Equity Workshop Series" for faculty and staff.
Program and Research Funding
  • One of the university's health equity projects has the following three objectives: "to lay the groundwork for a multi-state Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Justice Coalition for anti-racism; to identify community perspectives on healthcare needs and barriers to accessing healthcare among Asian families and Pacific Islander families; and to explore experiences of racial discrimination, trauma, healing and resilience with multi-generational households."
Re-Imagining Policing
  • Police department employees must take seven workshops (three of them are called "Equity") covering four areas: "building a foundation, allyship, skills and building community together".
Resources
  • The library provided resource lists from Black scholars, journalists, and activists.
Symbolic Actions
  • WSU's Writing Center announced the implementation of new anti-racist measures in their "Statement of Antiracist Practice & Commitment."
  • The Office of Outreach and Education hosted the "Thriving Authentically: Ascending Industry while identifying as Black, Indigenous, and Person of Color (BIPOC))" speaker event in March 2022.
  • The university hosted the "DEI Summit" in November 2021, which helps individuals "find ways to get involved in equity and social justice work."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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